3 Day Intensive Course: Exploring the Nature of Form

Charonne Ruth Glass


This 3 day Course 'Exploring the Nature of Form' combines lost wax casting with sculpting to create beautifully tapered forms with detailed relief taken from the natural landscape. Why not create a tidal wave in glass?

Corryvreckan, cast glass by Charonne Ruth

We will cover how to make a silicone mold of found textures in the natural landscape, then how to incorporate wax impressions from silicone into your sculpted form. In the second half of the course we will hand craft a refractory mold, explore the lost wax technique, then consider how to stack colour(s) in your mold to ebb and flow around the relief when glass is molten.

Study in the Artist’s studio in Newton of Falkland, Scotland. Places are limited to 4 students per course, so that everyone will enjoy some individual tuition and are encouraged to come with ideas for us to explore together.

    • Sculpting with Colour and Light to create a Glass Sculpture

    • Using wax to incorporate detailed textures into a piece

    • Hand crafting refractory molds

    • Formulas and approaches to working with plaster and rubbers

    • 1 glass sculpture in the kiln (work to be collected 1 week later)

    • Understanding of material processes and how to refine your model at different stages in the creative journey

    • Community of casters to continue exploring ideas with

    • Formulas and Kiln Schedule 

    • All basic materials, including mold making material, tools and 1 billet colour Bullseye Glass
    • Scrumptious homemade soup and bread each day, catered by Rae Jackman, who specialises in vegan recipes using fresh, local ingredients

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