|Paul Marioni with molten sand cast mask|
Courtesy of Glass Alliance of Northern California
From the flier:
Sand casting is a process that is thousands of years old, known best in the metal working industry. Glassmakers have taken this knowledge and applied it to the hot casting process. One of the major benefits of this process is the immediacy and ease of manipulating the molds, including spontaneity and adding undercuts.
This workshop will focus on these aspects. We will be constructing molds from styrofoam and using ready made objects. We will discuss the process from making of molds, the preparation of the sand, ladling of glass and annealing. In addition to the technical aspects there will be lectures, demonstrations, and slide shows on the aesthetics of cast glass and its implications as object and architectural elements.
Open to all, no experience is necessary.
Monday-Wednesday, 6/23, 6/24 & 6/25, 10am-4pm
$630, Members $600
To register: visit www.pvartcenter.org or call 310 541-2479
5504 W. Crestridge Rd. Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275