Class 3606 – Beginning Glass Casting

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Want to create glass sculpture but don’t know where to start? This course will start from the beginning, covering plaster mold making, different types of glass, and what goes on in the kiln. We recommend bringing your own particle respirator if you have one, but it’s okay if you don’t. Come ready to get dirty and have fun!

*This course does not cover rubber mold making, which is often helpful (but not necessary) for starting glass casting. Please see course 3604 for more info!

Howard Theatre Topper by Sean Hennessey

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The Washington DC Howard Theatre restoration is a big story being covered by all. With good reason – the historic performing arts venue has new life and the building is topped with a sculpture by Brower Hatcher and Mid-Ocean Studios that included work by DC artist Sean Hennessey (click HERE to jump to WGS posting about the process Sean used to create the trumpet of the ” Jazz Man”.)


Sean Hennessey – The master caster.

Sean made two cast concrete-and-glass trumpets; one for the outdoor sculpture, one for the lobby of the refurbished theatre.


Here are some shots from the topping out of the building with the new sculpture finial:



It has been said that any artwork that requires a crane to install is automatically awesome – I agree!

Over 2,000 visitors attended the opening ceremony, and later in the day, Sean was on NPR radio talking about the work. Congrats to Sean, Brower, Mid-Ocean Studios and all involved in the theatre renovation!

Hot Stuff – "Lost Foam Process" at DC Glass Works

>Robert Kincheloe was at the DC Glass Works aluminum pour last night – working on a series of sculpture pieces. Watch as the molten aluminum is poured into the steel containers containing sand and the original stryofoam forms that are sacrificed as the hot aluminum replaces the original.


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