5/19-21 Modeling Glass™: Feathers and BEYOND! with Lois Manno
May 19-21, 2023.
Lois Manno, Master Instructor.
Traditional techniques of working with frit and powdered glass to create three-dimensional objects tend to be labor-intensive, messy, and require specialized glass casting knowledge. Lois Manno has developed an entirely new way to work with powders to create fully dimensional work without the undesirable features of casting. The results of her efforts are unlimited possibilities.
In this busy three-day workshop, students will learn how to work with Modeling Glass and will make a life-like feather with glass powders. We’ll do several other interesting projects, exploring various techniques like combining Modeling Glass shapes with sheet glass, painting images with enamels over Modeling Glass, and sgraffito carving. We’ll discuss display, mixing tricks, firing schedules, and the nearly limitless ways to work with this exciting new product.
NEW THIS YEAR: LOIS WILL INTRODUCE A COMPLETELY NEW WAY TO WORK WITH MODELING GLASS IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE!
All materials included.
About the Artist:
Lois Manno has been a professional artist and author for the last 30 years. During her college years in Texas, she studied Drawing & Painting, and has illustrated books for numerous publishers. After decades of working in two-dimensional, conventional media like acrylic paint and pastel, Lois began working in kiln-formed glass. She has since developed several techniques unique to her own interest: creating three-dimensional sculptural glass objects without the need for molds. Using glass powder, she creates art inspired by what she loves—feathers, the sky, birds, and other forms from nature. Her work can be found in numerous private collections across the country.