The Ins and Outs of Casting Glass with Richard Whiteley
Students will be introduced to the processes of glass casting as well as explore the qualities of transparency and translucency as a sculptural device. The class takes a detailed approach to creating and forming models for casting and mould making, as well as advanced processes in kiln casting. Students will also learn techniques for carving, shaping, and polishing in the Cold Shop. About the Artist Richard Whiteley became an apprentice in stained glass at the age of 15. He holds an undergraduate degree from the School of Art, ANU Canberra and a MFA in sculpture from the University of Illinois. Whiteley's work focuses primarily on cast glass and his works explore voids within glass as the primary constructive agent. He is currently head of the Glass Workshop at the School of Art, ANU Canberra.
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