Monday, August 29, 2011

Glass and Clay workshop at Arrowmont

Just got back from another amazing week at ArrowmontSchool of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN. Possibly the best workshop I've had yet! Everyone had such a positive attitude and Bill May, the new director, has brought great energy to the campus. They have some exciting things planned for the future of Arrowmont, so keep an eye out.
We worked on 2 main clay and class projects. One that incorporated fused and slumped glass into the "window" of a low-fire, slab-built form. The other project was also slab-built but this one incorporating kiln cast glass. These techniques can be adapted to any clay and cone firing range and we talked about that as well. I uploaded a bunch of photos to my Facebook page, so pop on over and follow me there.
Most of the photos are compliments of Sandy Batts, one of my talented students. Thanks for taking photos all week Sandy!
And it looks like I'll be heading back next summer to teach a similar workshop. Whoohoo! Stay tuned as we work out the details.



Regi said...

Looks like you had a very fun and successful week. The pictures are fantastic and the finished works are just: WOW! I love the glass work, that was produced for these pieces.

Linda Starr said...

Looking really good, I had a fun time in your workshop here and have been working on wall sculptures without glass, but hope to incorporate them soon. the pieces look really super from the workshop there.

Meagan Chaney said...

Regi and Linda, thanks for checking in! Glad yall enjoyed the workshop here and are happily creating new works!

everett auto glass said...

Another interesting post! This is one of the few blogs I can return to on a regular basis.

Meagan Chaney said...

Wow! Thanks for the positive feedback Everett! I try to keep things fun and informative.