Pate De Verre Class Fun!

This weekend’s pâte de verre class was a great success! 

Instructor Teri Bailey demonstrates how to apply color frit powder into specific areas for the class.

Instructor Teri Bailey demonstrates how to apply color frit powder into specific areas for the class.

Pâte de verre is a kilncasting method that literally means “paste of glass”. The general premise is to mix frit granules with some sort of binder such as gum arabic, then apply the glass to the inner surface of a negative mold.

Teri Bailey demonstrates proper frit application.

Teri Bailey demonstrates proper frit application.

The Pâte de verre students made plaster molds in which they would cast the glass.

The Pâte de verre students made plaster molds in which they would cast the glass.

Lively discussion on ways to kilncast glass sculpture was explored by the class.

Lively discussion on ways to kilncast glass sculpture was explored by the class.The students all loved the process and can't wait til the firings are out of the kilns. The students all loved the process and can’t wait til the firings are out of the kilns.

 

From Super Bowls™ Class to the SUPER BOWL!

The glass artist that started our popular Super Bowls™ class instructor – Audrey Wilson – appeared in the 2018 Super Bowl!  Kent State University created a 30-second spot that touts the “boundless innovation” on the Ohio campus and features shots of students participating in science, fashion and art programs during the 2018 Super Bowl game. The same ad will also run during the Opening Ceremonies of the PyeongChang Olympics. Great to see Audrey as she gets her MFA at Kent State! The Super Bowls™ class continues at the Washington Glass School with Laura Beth Konopinski at the helm.

Our Miss Audrey featured walk-on as glass instructor in Kent State's 2018 Super Bowl ad.

Our Miss Audrey featured walk-on as glass instructor in Kent State’s 2018 Super Bowl ad.

Audrey Wilson appears 20 seconds into the televised spot, supervising Steven Edwards as he works hot glass in the hotshop. See the full video in the link below: