The Studio

This Class will be an active investigation into the advantages and limitations of combining casting and blowing techniques. Students will explore theseideas through rigorous hands-on practice. On the casting side of the class, students will look at methods that encoorage the development of new processes, exploring the possibilities of casting into organic molds, assembled wood molds, sand molds (CO2) and molds that use mix 6. In terms of blowing, students will look at the ways in which Swedish blowing techniques can facilitate casting pick-ups, and bubble set-ups for these mold blown pieces. Daily demos will provide a plethora of examples, and individual help and critique should give students the inspiration and technical know-how to realize their projects.

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Susanne Jøker Johnsen