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Venue: National Glass Centre

Dates: This workshop ran from Monday the 8th April until Friday the 12th April 2019.

Workshop Information

Through a combination of demonstrations and free practice time, you will learn the basics of the flameworking glass technique. Using clear borosilicate glass rods (PYREX) as our medium this opportunity will provide you with a solid grounding to move forward to using flameworking as an art form. In this week-long course you will experiment and practice techniques with the aim of replicating plant forms from the local environment. Take these skills and let your imagination run wild to make your very own sculptural replications or abstract interpretations of plants and nature.

Zoe Garner is a North East based artist specialising in flame worked glass. Her most recent work and solo exhibition at National Glass Centre explores a number of ideas linked to the theme of invisible forces. Zoe’s work explores how small changes, perhaps generated by sound or movement, can have a ripple effect that often goes unnoticed. Using scientific principles such as symmetry and balance, Zoe poses wider questions about the environmental impact of our day to day activity, and our interest in materialism.

Please be sure that you have read our Eligibility Criteria, Selection, and Applications section at the bottom of the Workshop page before applying


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