Explore the limitless world of kilnforming with recycled glass! In this experimental class, you will be introduced to the technical, visual, and conceptual possibilities offered by recycled and repurposed glass in the kiln. Guided by demonstrations and technical lectures, we will complete a fast-paced series of experimental kiln tests utilizing various types of found and collected glass. Make the most of recycled materials through combining coldworking, stacking, gluing, painting, melting, slumping, and distorting.
Along with a variety of provided scrap glass, students are encouraged to bring found or collected glass to research during the class. This class is designed for any artists (with or without glass experience) who would like to take chances and reduce waste in their studio.
5 day workshop
June 14-18, 2023
All experience levels
Registration Deadline 4/14/23
Morgan Gilbreath is a glass and mixed-media artist whose process-driven work investigates the intersections between religion, history, and labor. She holds a BFA in Glass and a BA in Art History from Tyler School of Art (Temple University) in Philadelphia. She completed residencies at the Creative Glass Center of America (Wheaton Arts), Pilchuck Glass School, and the University of Texas Arlington. Exhibiting nationally and internationally, her work is in the permanent collection at the Museum of American Glass (Millville, NJ) and the Aldo Bellini Glass Collection at Castello Sforzesco (Milan, Italy). Morgan lives and works in Richmond, Virginia.