[PA-NJ Glassblowers] Glass blowing & Glass casting with Don Gonzalez - November 2015

Tony Patti gaffer at glassblower.info
Sun Oct 25 11:10:11 EDT 2015

Happy for forward this announcement from my friend Don Gonzalez, who has his
home/hot shop located in rural Stockton, New Jersey



Week-end glassblowing and glass-casting workshops will be offered  at the
hot glass studio of Don Gonzalez this fall.    2 day workshops will be held
on weekends from 10 am - 5 pm.  

Students will acquire a hands-on working knowledge of glassblowing.  Basic
control of the glass and several shapes and color application techniques
will be covered.  


Each 2-day workshop will have four students and the cost is $250 per person.
You will leave with a minimum of 5 pieces of your own hand-blown glass.
People who prefer glassblowing instruction with fewer students can make such
arrangements with adjustments to the fees.  Contact me if you are interested
in talking about this option.  The schedule for this sessions: 2-day
glassblowing workshops:    November 14-15, 2015 & November 21-22, 2015


Private glassblowing classes can be arranged to accommodate a busy schedule.
The privates are generally one day and cost $400.  This is an ideal
situation for someone with limited experience who wants to improve basic
glassblowing skills or for those curious about the art of Glassblowing who
prefer a private lesson.  I have 17 years of teaching glassblowing on the
college level and am well-versed in glassblowing instruction.  Many of my
former students are working in the glass arts field.  One day in my studio
will save you hundreds of hours of trial and error and $!  Privates can be
scheduled from  November 9 - 24, 2015.


Casting glass in sand:


The weekend glass-casting workshop will focus on creating and building
sculptures, tiles and vessels employing the sand-casting technique.  Whether
your approach is functional or sculptural, the sand-casting process has
unlimited surface design possibilities.  You can carve freehand in the sand,
or transfer the image of just about any shape or object into the sand to
achieve surface decoration or a theme.  Inclusions of shapes made from
copper sheet, screen, or wire, and colored glass threads, chips, or shards
are available to augment your designs.  The process involves designing in
the negative in sand, and then pouring hot glass into the negative space.  


See the SCULPTURE and PORTFOLIO  sections of the  website to see some
examples of my studies in the sand casting technique.  Sand casting is an
exciting process that doesn't require the glassblower's skills and is an
excellent opportunity for established artists to explore a new medium.   The
casting workshops will be held on Saturday and Sunday and can accommodate 6
people.  Cost is $225 per person.  If you are interested in the sand casting
Glass process you are welcome to visit my home/studio in advance of the
casting workshop so I can help you plan a productive casting session.
Student will create 3 castings each day.  The schedule for 2 day casting
workshop:  November 7-8, 2015


WEBSITE:  www.dongonzalezglass.com <http://www.dongonzalezglass.com?>  


Call 908-996-6664 or email gonzalez_6007 at msn.com to reserve space or to talk
about a customized session.  I'm in Italy until November 1, so e-mail is the
best way to contact me before then.




Tony Patti
gaffer at glassblower.info

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