This four-day class will focus on sculpting small figurative works in borosilicate glass at the torch. We will break down the figure into small learnable sections and then put our gained knowledge together to create the full human body. The class will discuss gesture and expression as it relates to glass and sculpting. An emphasis will be placed on developing concepts and ideas that will make your sculptural works authentically rich and unique. Bring your sketchbooks and even found objects that inspire you! 


Dates: Mon 19 August to Thursday 22 August

Monday 19 August - Registration from 10am to 11am, class starts at 11am

Intermediate Level. Some experience in flameworking required

Location: Ruskin Glass Centre, The Glasshouse, Stourbridge

£590 - includes VAT, all materials, lunches and invitation to the British Glass Biennale Awards Ceremony on Thursday evening


Artist Biography

The sculpture I create with glass is meant to inspire and provoke imagination. Telling stories has always been my primary objective. Some narratives are sad, funny, or thoughtful but my pieces are always about celebrating life. My most current body of work deals with spills. Life is messy, these small narratives accentuate the movement and flow of glass but also are telling in how they represent our relationship to the world.

 

Carmen Lozar is a glass artist and a faculty member of the Ames School of Art at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois. She often travels abroad to teach and share her love for glass - most recently to Turkey, Italy, and New Zealand but always returns to her Midwestern roots. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she completed her post-graduate degree at Alfred University, New York, and is represented by Ken Saunders Gallery in Chicago. She has held two residencies at the Corning Museum of Glass and one at Penland School of Craft. She is included the permanent collections of the Museum of Art and Design(MAD) in NY and the Bergstom Mahler Museum in WI.

 https://www.carmenlozar.com


Additional Evening Events

Monday 19 August

Evening Barbecue at Vale Head Farm

Mingle and meet your masterclass colleagues in the tranquil environment of Glasshouse College’s Vale Head Farm, Kinver (5 miles from the Glasshouse). Set in beautiful South Staffordshire scenery you can relax after a busy day in the studio and enjoy good, local, organic bbq with salads and drinks with your new friends.

 6.30 – 10pm

Price £20

Tuesday 20 August

Swedish Evening at Red House Glass Cone

To celebrate the arrival of ‘Boda Builders’, an exhibition of contemporary Swedish glass, we invite you to experience a Scandinavian evening in this atmospheric heritage venue. There are many parallels between the Stourbridge Glass Quarter and Sweden’s Kingdom of Crystal with the shift from factory to contemporary glass. Meet Maja Heuer, Director of The Glass Factory in Boda, who is leading this change and enjoy a Swedish inspired supper. This event will only be open to limited numbers, so small and very special. 

6.30 – 9.30pm

Price £25

Wednesday 21 August

Experience the delights of hand crafted real ale on the popular Black Country Beer Bus Tour

This tour takes you around some of the best traditional Black Country Alehouses for an evening of hand crafted real ale and some fine local brews, including Enville Ales, Bathams, Ma Pardoes and the Black Country Ales. The Swan at Netherton is deservedly on CAMRA's National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors. Tuck into a choice of home-cooked traditional fish and chips, faggots & peas or a vegetarian/vegan option. The beer bus also features a bar selling spirits and other drinks.

The tour starts at 7pm and will finish around 11pm.

Price £25

Thursday 22 August

British Glass Biennale Awards Ceremony, 6pm

To celebrate the completion of your masterclass we warmly invite you to join us for the official opening of the British Glass Biennale.


If you have any queries place contact Masterclass Coordinator Jaqueline Cooley on +44 (0)7990 711565 or email [email protected]

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Ticket Quantity Price

Small Scale, large Impact with Carmen Lozar

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Barbecue at Vale Head Farm

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Swedish Evening at Red House Glass Cone

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Black Country Real Ale Tour

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International Festival of Glass Programme Guide

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