Karen Akester offers an introduction to open mould casting and pate de verre; a fantastic process which allows vibrant and precise colour application. Taking inspiration from folktales, poetry and storytelling, you will create your own narrative structures.
Through demonstrations, drawing, printmaking and discussion we will explore colour and glass paste application, translating your prints and drawings into small wax models. From these we will make refractory mould’s which we paint and pack with glass powders and frits. The fired glass pieces will be cold worked and assembled to crate your finished sculptures. Your prints will be stitched and bound to create your accompanying ‘storybook’.
Artist Profile available on request.
Applications are juried. Please follow the application instructions below.
If you are applying for an event where an application is required, you will be asked to upload a CV & 3 images of work (preferably as a ZIP file) at the checkout page. You will not be charged the class fee until we confirm if your application was successful.