Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

Hot Glass Fundamentals - May 26

Learn the basic skills of how to gather and manipulate molten glass, including basic color applications. Expect to create a paperweight, glass feather and other solid glass objects. If time allows, participants will begin to learn the blowing process. No experience necessary. Participants may want to bring lunch.

Registration deadline is May 24

Date: May 26
Register buttonTime: 10am - 4pm
Instructor: Jessica See
Fee: $125
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Hot Glass Fundamentals - Sept. 22

Learn the basic skills of how to gather and manipulate molten glass, including basic color applications. Expect to create a paperweight, glass feather and other solid glass objects. If time allows, participants will begin to learn the blowing process. No experience necessary. Participants may want to bring lunch.

Registration deadline is September 20

Date: September 22
Register buttonTime: 10am - 4pm
Instructor: Joe Grant
Fee: $125

 

 

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Make Your Own Glass Ornament -
Dec. 1, 2018
 

***There are four 1-hour sessions. Please choose the session that works best for you.***

Blow your own glass ornament at STARworks! Create a special holiday keepsake with the help of one of our qualified instructors. Many colors to choose from! Glass needs some time in an annealer to make sure it's durable. Finished ornaments can be picked up the following week during regular business hours, Monday - Saturday, 9am - 5pm. Participants must wear closed toe shoes and natural fibers. Our Holiday Ornament sale will be in progress during the December 1 Make Your Own Ornament sessions. Happy holidays!

Registration deadline is the Thursday before each class

Date: December 1
Register button
Time: 10am - 3pm
Instructor: STARworks Glass Staff
Fee: $50
 
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Instructors

 

Joe TN

   
Joe Grant
Joe Grant is the STARworks Glass Director. He has won many awards, including a residency at the Creative Glass Center of America and the NC Arts Council Fellowship. His work has been exhibted at the Carrack Modern Art, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts and the Green Hill Center in North Carolina, Gallery A in Richmond, Virginia, Gallery OneOne in Cincinnati, Ohio, Minnetrista in Muncie, Indiana, University Galleries in Bloomington, Illinois and Marx-Saunders Gallery in Chicago, Illinois. Joe earned a BFA from the University of Illinois and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. For more information, visit www.JoeGrantGlass.com.
 

Thoryn Portrait TN

    Thoryn Ziemba
Thoryn Ziemba is the STARworks Glass Production Manager. He is a Windgate Fellowship Award recipient and received a Niche Student Award for sculptural glass. His work has been shown throughout the United States. Before coming to STARworks, Thoryn worked for the Pretentious Beer Glass Company in Knoxville, TN. He holds a BFA in Glass from Appalachian Center for Craft/Tennessee Technical University. For more information, visit www.ThorynZiemba.com 

Dahlia TN

    Dahlia Bushwick 
Dahlia Bushwick is a STARworks Glass production glassblower. She holds a BFA in Painting from Maryland Institute of Art. She apprenticed at Corradetti Glassblowing Studio in Baltimore and Art of Fire in Gaithersburg, MD. Dahlia has worked and studied at Pilchuck Glass School and the Chrysler Museum of Art. Her work has been exhibited nationwide, including the Portsmouth Museum of Art, Current Space in Baltimore City and Pilchuck Gallery in Washington. For more information, visit www.DahliaBushwick.weebly.com

Jessica See TN

   
Jessica See
Jessica See is a STARworks Glass education assistant and production glassblower. She holds a BA in Studio Arts with a focus in glassblowing from Illinois State University. She incorporates her drawing background into sculpting and shaping hot glass. From college, Jessica moved to Carrboro and continued her glass career under the instruction of Pringle Teeter before coming to STARworks to work with high school students.