2012 Summer Program Course Catalog

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Student, scholarship, TA, and AA applications due February 13th; after due date student applications continue to be accepted until courses fill.

PETER HOUK is a studio glass artist and an

instructor and director of the Glass Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Trained as a painter and printmaker, he incorporates graphic imagery into small blown pieces and large-scale architectural installations. Houk’s work is informed by the opposition of conflict and compromise inherent in structures found in both the natural and the man made worlds and is included in the collections of the American Museum of Glass in New Jersey and the Corning Museum of Glass. He has been an artist in residence at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a fellow at the Creative Glass Center of America.

Into the Fold Pilchuck will become a research laboratory as students and instructors, including artists in residence ERIK & MARTY DEMAINE, explore ways of “folding” glass sculpturally and scientifically, with an overall emphasis on manipulating the glass skin. By using all possible combinations of processes and tools at a range of temperatures, students will expand the boundaries of sculptural glassmaking. As with any research group, teamwork and information sharing will form the central approach in this class, in both discussions and hot-shop improvisational exercises. Students will be encouraged to identify and pursue independent areas of inquiry and to share findings from their experiments with the group. Experience with teamworking in hot glass required. Glassblowing, Sculpting A / Intermediate




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