Cracked and Mended: Explorations with Laminate Glass
Sonja London-Hall, Visiting Instructor.
Saturday, August 31 (10am-5pm) and Sunday, September 1 (10am-2pm)
In this series you will intentionally disrespect laminate glass surface to produce remarkably complex and beautiful designs. The eye of the beholder is invited to see within the cracked glass and contemplate both seen or imagined scenes and objects. The surface of laminate glass will be hammered and pounded. Yes, we will be taking a hammer to glass! You will be guided through finding imagery in the broken surface to then retouch with stains, glass pigment, silicone gel, waxes, gold leaf, or small inclusions. The final treatment of the surface is the addition of secondary layers of glass and/or epoxy to add to depth and offer structural support. Get ready for some great hammering!
Sonja London-Hall is an Arizonan born glass artist. Her medium is one of the oldest forms of art expression dating origins of glass making some 5000 years ago. Glass can be defined as the single-volume, most versatile art form in history. As a form glass reveals its changeability and offers itself as a creative platform for the artistic spirit. Sonja is a true artist of creative spirit.In this series London-Hall has taken an unconventional approach to presenting the multiplicity of the glass surface. Inspired by the glass concepts of Marcel Duchamp ("The Large Glass", ca. 1915) and mentor Yorgos Papadopoulos ("Art in the Garden", 2015), she has turned away from her glass cutter to the use of hammer and modern materials to begin the artistic dance with the glass surface.