Bas-Relief Tile and Vessel – Pâte de Verre | 9.7
Pâte de Verre is a unique technique that involves pressing colorful glass pastes into molds to produce glass sculptures, tiles and vessels all with intricate color layers and textures in a one-time process, impossible to create any other way. In this class students will learn basic and more advanced techniques in the principles of Pâte de Verre. New students will cover custom colors, tiles, and inclusions - creating a bas-relief tile and a sintered hollow core vessel in the plaster/silica/talc method. Returning students will work on continuing projects. Water-based clay will be used to model these projects. We will have lots of one on one discussion on how to incorporate your ideas-whether you prefer modeling, using organic materials, or glass inclusions. This class will cover ceramic techniques, and painting techniques using pastes of glass. We will discussion glues as binder for the glass and inclusion techniques (organics, metals or glass). The final class will cover cold working skills. Each session will encourage experimentation. Glass is included in class cost.