Blow Your Own Glass with Glass Instructor, Mark Rendulic
Project~ Desk Globes or “Vice” Bowls
Saturday, April 6th, 2019; 20 minute sessions, 2:00pm-5:00. (one person per slot)
Experience the thrill of using your own breath to blow a one of a kind “vice” bowl (candy, treats, etc.), or desk globe! You choose which project you want to make on our New Glass Silo! Each person must register for a 20 minute session time slot (one person per slot.) You can also watch others during this amazing process from the bleachers in front of the Silo.
***Once your piece is shaped, it will go in the kiln to be fired overnight, and ready for pick up at your convenience. All supplies are provided, and cotton clothing and closed toe shoes are required. Ages 14 and Up are welcome. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent, and sign a waiver.
Mark’s Story: Mark Rendulic has over 20 years experience in creating art in glass. In a special made torch, he heats glass at temperatures over 2300 degrees to melt and form the shapes. He finds glass to be more challenging than traditional sculptural art forms. Unlike cold worked forms, glass becomes a free flowing liquid, cools quickly, and has a tendency to boil. The most difficult task requires that he shape it using handmade tools and gravity since he cannot touch it or push it into shape with his hands, due to the extreme temperatures required to move it. His many years of training and experimenting give him the ability to create just about anything he can conceive. Every commission that Mark receives is just as exciting as the first day he spent watching a sculptor create.
- Blow Your Own Glass
April 6, 2019
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm