Today we visited Luke at his Spike Island studio in Bristol. We drew up into the ground floor loading bay, and entered his Batcave. Like a cabinet of wonders, all kinds of objects, prototypes and references were gathered together, on the floor and on the shelves that lined the room. There was a water slide, like the one used for his ‘park and slide’ installation; some glass objects from Washington; parts of the ‘Maya’ face (pixelated girl project), along with glimpses of Luke’s past projects and hundreds of ideas for future projects that Continue reading
We were excited about Luke coming this time, as the former sessions were such fun, and we were expecting more unusual requests from Luke. We had prepared materials to take trials onto the next level. Continue reading
Luke and two fish arrived at the studio for a second intense day of experimentation. With a hot cup of tea in hand, and enjoying the welcome heat from the wood stove, we checked over the results from the kilns. Continue reading
A unique opportunity for 12 practising artists to explore glass as a vehicle for ideas and as an inspiration in itself.
Artist or Maker? Our artist in residence and self-confessed ‘ideas man’ Luke Jerram will join forces with master glass makers Max Jacquard and Louis Thompson to guide participants in a four-day workshop that will explore these two creative perspectives.
Through a series of material based glassmaking workshops, together with artist mentoring, talks and discussion, participants will investigate the potential of glass as a vehicle for communicating ideas and also how working with glass can be an inspiration in itself. It is hoped that all attending will gain a new insight into their own creative process. The emphasis on this course will be on experimentation rather than creating finished work, on free forming ideas and harnessing the unique properties of glass as well as pushing its physical boundaries. Participants will be encouraged to explore the use of a variety of hot, warm and cold glassmaking techniques and then mix them up to see what happens.
Friday 5th – Mon 8th June 2015