9/6-8 200% Handmade, with Miguel Unson

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200% Handmade

Miguel Unson, Guest Instructor.

Fri-Sun, Sept 6-8, 2019.  9am-4pm daily.


By the time it arrives at our work table, a sheet of Bullseye glass has already been through quite a lot: it's been hand-batched, hand-poured, hand-cut, hand-picked, and hand-crated. Frit and stringer require even more working hands to produce. Therefore, we owe it to all those hands, to ourselves, and to our planet, to derive every bit of beauty and useful life from the available material. We will empty the scrap bin, fire up some torches, combine all manner of odds and ends, cut broken pieces into useful components, and judiciously incorporate new material to create sublime pieces with history. Additional topics will include: casting thick pieces for pattern formation, coldworking and cutting components, designing for multiple firings, applying gravity to create movement, and taking controlled risks for unpredictable outcomes.

Miguel Unson draws inspiration from archaeological ambiguity and delightful chaos. He found his voice in glass having completed a Masters Degree in design from Pratt Institute in New York. He has taught at Pilchuck Glass School, UrbanGlass, Bullseye Glass Company, the Pittsburgh Glass Center, and Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem. Unson lives among glassmakers in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, where he continues to develop new forms of expression by manipulating historical techniques. 

Visiting from out of town for this workshop?  We have worked out special rates with a nearby Best Western Inn & Suites, located 7.5 miles away.  It has been renovated with new rooms and beds, and is very clean.  You'll enjoy it!  Here is a link with out discounted rates:

Best Western Inn & Suites