It was a frosty start to Day 6 as Helga scraped the ice from the window of her van, and we prepared for a journey to Gloucestershire. Our mission today was to take the huge body mould to a very large kiln to be fired. With the aid of two unsuspecting men, we managed to carry the heavy plaster figure on Continue reading
The Glass Hub are offering students the last three places on our exciting Scott Chaseling workshop ‘2D-3D Blowing Fused Glass’ with a bursary of £350. This means that three lucky students (studying glass or other 3D design) can get five whole days working with internationally acclaimed glass artist Scott, for only £325, that’s less than half price! Contact us or book now online! www.theglasshub.co.uk
Flying the Flag
We are back at The Hub for our fifth session, and Luke arrived in the sunshine of a crisp, cold morning to a warm fire, with a Union Jack flag in his hand. This time there was no squashing or flattening to be done, as with his trumpet on Day 3, but we did need to find a way to ‘rigidise’ the flag so that Continue reading
It was a great pleasure to host the return of Niki Steel and Elliot Walker. It’s Niki’s third and Elliot’s second time at the Glass Hub, this time no less fun and still packed full of surprises and great colour demos.Our class comprised of glass colour enthusiasts from as far afield as Ireland, Aberdeen and Switzerland! We are so fortunate to have a loyal return crew, who are now so much part of the furniture, it’s like having having friends back over to stay….in fact, that’s just how it feels. Never enough time to catch up, but enough of a relaxed atmosphere for them to ask exactly what they want to learn. Cup casing, incalmo, trails and much more was covered, as each student learned and tried and tested new processes…..although colour bar tends to take up a lot of time, the small class size meant there was plenty of bench time. Niki and Elliot have a great delivery for teaching technique and process, built on sheer enthusiasm and individual skills……and sharing knowledge is such an obvious pleasure for them, hence it’s a pleasure for all to learn from them.
Undoubtedly, both these young artists will continue to travel and work, and breath glass…..it’s what they do and why they are so good. We should never take this raw talent for granted, and I feel privileged and inspired to have them visit us, as I know everyone who came on the class feels.
See you again next year…maybe a class each in 2016?
Liam Reeves is without doubt a master glassmaker. He is currently hot glass technician at The Royal College of Art in London; is a specialist in ancient glassmaking techniques, in particular Roman glassmaking and the beautiful and complex goblet making of Renaissance Venice. Following on from our delicious Venetian Techniques course last year, we are thrilled to be welcoming him back to the Hub this April for a second instalment.
LIAM REEVES – VENETIAN TECHNIQUES – Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 April 2015
Take a look at what happened last time …it was totally inspiring. click here.
For more information about Liam please visit his website: http://www.liamreeves.com/
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