Wednesday, April 3- Sunday, April 7, 2024
5-day workshop. Tuition $1,295.00; includes a complete hardware kit for the hanging sculpture (a $100.00 value), additional materials, and use of tools. Students will provide their own found objects; additional info will be available prior to the class. Prior fusing experience is required.
Space is limited; tuition must be paid in advance to reserve your space in a class.
We’re excited to welcome Susan Taylor Glasgow back to the Weisser Studio for another innovative and intriguing workshop sculpting glass!
In this highly condensed and action-packed class, students will have the opportunity to create their own unique sculpture of light inspired by her series of chandelier dresses. Students will gain experience with a wide variety of component fabrication techniques, including kiln-formed glass, sewn glass elements, incorporating found objects into their work, and more. Susan will also cover the assembly process, including methods for attaching sculptural elements and basic wiring for the lighted parts.
Each student will be provided with a basic hanging hardware kit to use as a lighted framework and will select a theme for their piece; after that, imagination is the limit!
ABOUT THE ARTIST
My Mother was a complicated woman.
Raising we girls by the Book of Conflicting Messages, my Mother lovingly shaped me into an ask questions later act like a lady you can do anything but learn to type first boys only want one thing but don’t say what it is do it right or don’t do it at all fall in love but have something to fall back on artist. Oh, and learn to cook and sew. Men like that.
Somehow, as a result, I embraced domesticity in feminine spirit but not in action. And, of course, feel guilty about not being a good wife. Misguided domestic talents eventually grew into concepts of sewing an unyielding medium, baking inedible creations, and stitching glass clothing no one can wear. Housekeeping is last while instead I cook, arrange, and sew glass.
My life and art are the result of homemaking skills gone awry. I have the luxury of exploring the complexities of domestic life from the safe distance of my studio.
For years I believed my work was about myself. But ultimately my work is about my Mother. With the sewing and cooking skills she passed on, I am able to indulge my own notions of domestic role-playing. My work embraces the feminine ideals of sewing and cooking, but in a contrary material, offering conflicting messages of comfort and expectation.
I often explain that my Mother was not an artist herself, but knew how to raise one. Thanks Mom, this little acorn did not fall far from the tree.
PLEASE NOTE THAT BY PURCHASING ENROLLMENT IN THIS WORKSHOP, YOU ARE AGREEING TO OUR TUITION CANCELLATION POLICIES
TUITION CANCELLATION POLICY FOR THIS WORKSHOP
If we need to cancel a class: If Weisser Studio needs to cancel this class for lack of sufficient enrollment or other unforeseen cause, a full tuition refund will be given.
If you need to cancel out of class: A processing fee of $100.00 applies to all refunded or transferred tuitions for this workshop. Tuition will not be refunded for students' cancellations made February 3, 2024 or later unless a replacement can be seated.