Bullseye Roll-Up Class

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Kilncast glass got the blown glass treatment in the roll-up class this past weekend. The class explored the innovative glass working method often referred to as “the Australian Roll-Up” – a technique that allows the artist to blow 3-dimensional forms without the necessity of a furnace and allows for an extended time for focused design of the patterning, as compared to the faster pace required for traditional hot glass.

This class combined working on both the
Washington Glass School and at DC GlassWorks allowing for a fun cross-pollination of ideas and techniques.



Nancy’s flat fused glass



Nancy Donnelly torches her glass on a pastorelli



Rolling up the glass panel



Bringing the ends together



Mike Showalter shapes while Nancy gives a bench blow.



The finished piece.



The other class roll-ups:





More Artomatic Glass Demonstrations

>DC GlassWorks and Sculpture Studios would like to invite you to an afternoon of glassblowing demonstrations by glass artists Roger Tye and Phil Vickery. Roger and Phil are extremely accomplished glass makers and they have offered to demonstrate their work with the students, instructors, and friends of DC GlassWorks and the Washington Glass School. Roger and Phil are two of the 37 creative businesses heading to Washington DC from Sunderland England, to take part in the five-week Artomatic Exhibition.

This event is free and begins at 1:30 pm on Saturday, May 30, 2009. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to info@dcglassworks.com by May 26th 2009. To learn more about Phil and Roger and to see samples of their work, please check out their websites:

http://www.rogertyeglass.co.uk/

http://www.philvickeryglass.co.uk/

DC GlassWorks and Sculpture Studios

5346 46th Avenue Hyattsville MD 20781 -2307

301.927.8271

Click HERE to see DC GlassWorks website