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Mapping: Shallow Space, Surface and Subsurface in Kiln Glass with Richard Parrish

11-14 October 2016 (Tuesday/Friday)


Bas relief is found in the art and architecture of all cultures and has existed for thousands of years.  It is a kind of carving or sculpture in which the figures are raised or depressed slightly from a flat background to give a three-dimensional effect.  Subtle changes in the levels of the surface and the interplay of light and shadow on the planes enable us to see and appreciate the composition.


This class explores the rich possibilities of working in relief in kilnformed glass.  Intricate surface relief, texture, colour and light interactions are possible in shallow space.


The workshop will begin with a brief survey of the use of relief in art and architecture throughout history.  Simple materials such as fibre paper will be used to create complex forms, shapes and textures.  Sheet glass, frit and powder are the primary glass materials used.  Coldworking techniques will be used to create additional textures and to finish the work.



Numerous reference samples will be made.


Skill Level– Prior experience in fusing / casting is advantageous.


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All required materials and any specialist equipment will be provided for use throughout the workshop. Complimentary lunch and refreshments will be provided on both days.


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