Salem Community College will soon kick off its summer glass workshop series with instruction from nationally and internationally respected artists. The workshops are drawing attendees to Salem County and SCC from across the United States and around the world.
Some openings remain in each workshop at the Samuel H. Jones Glass Education Center, 286 Welchville Rd., Salem:
Eric Goldschmidt: Goblets as a Tool for Growth – June 4-7 ($650). Through instructor demonstrations and guided, hands-on practice time, students will use the goblet as a form to expand their skills with both hollows and solids in borosilicate glass on the torch.
Adam Holtzinger: Less is More – June 4-8 ($750). This course is designed to accelerate one’s skill level into the “I didn’t know I could do that!” realm. Students will be challenged to focus and actively problem-solve their technique alongside dealing with simple design problems in an intensive, easy-to- understand environment.
Paul Stankard and Shane Fero: Birds, Flora & the Figure – June 11-15 ($850). This is the first time that Stankard and Fero have taught together after a 27-year friendship and collaboration of ideas. Students will explore birds, flora and the human figure in provocative juxtapositions and configurations.
Anna Boothe: In Particular – June 11-15 ($750). Work small and think big in this kiln-casting workshop that focuses on using glass particulates (frit) and the lost-wax casting process to create sculptural forms. From idea to object, and all steps in between, students will learn a variety of approaches to making small cast parts with the notion of assembling them into a larger finished whole.
Sally Prasch and George Kennard: From Flame to Furnace – June 25-28 ($750). This team-taught workshop will blend the arts of furnace and lampworked glass as students use the torch to form shapes and objects that will be incorporated into hot-worked glass.
In addition, community workshops (one-day glass experiences) will run this fall. Details will come soon at www.salemcc.edu/glass. For more information about glass workshops, visit the website, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (856) 351-2232.
Caption: Paul Stankard (the maker of “Summer Bouquet with prickly fruit” shown here) and Shane Fero will co-teach a glass course titled Birds, Flora & the Figure at Salem Community College, June 11-15. Visit www.salemcc.edu/glass for the descriptions of all summer workshops.