Marcin Rusak (PL) + CMoG (US)
June 30th – July 6th 2019
Marcin Rusak Poland
Marcin Rusak (born in 1987, Warsaw, Poland) is an artist and multidisciplinary designer interested in ideas of value, ephemerality and aesthetics. Specialising in storytelling, process and material investigation his work often incorporates research, object and installation as well as visual creations to explore overlooked details of our lives which recreated and re-imagined are shown again in a different light.
As the son and grandson of flower growers he has long been fascinated by these natural sources of inspiration and decoration. Engaging them in his creative process began by reusing waste to investigate new decorative elements within every day objects and led to a rich body of work ranging from research and storytelling to cultural criticism around consumption and future scenarios.
Marcin has a background in both humanities (BA from European Studies from University of Warsaw) and art programmes such as Man and Living at the conceptual Eindhoven Design Academy, Netherlands as well as receiving an MA in Design Products from London’s Royal College of Arts. Currently lives and works between London (UK) and Warsaw (PL)http://www.marcinrusak.com/
Glass blowing is considered to be one of the master crafts that only few can tame. It is technical, challenging and demanding yet it fascinates in its plasticity, alchemy-like process and ability to solidify and turning a fluid into a permanent object.
With this workshop I want you to go back in thinking about glass to prehistoric eras and work with it as if we are about to discover its potential. I want you to forget what glass means to you and start from scratch, forming shapes with earthly materials and create unrestrained shapes.
The aim of this week long experimentation is to give yourself a chance to work closely with glass by creating your own methodology and learning from your own mistakes. Expert glass blowers will handle the hot glass and operate a unique glass furnace and in the heart of Boisbuchet wilderness to give you a fantastic opportunity of distancing yourself from the industrial material landscape and connect with natural materials and hand made techniques.
The GlassLab glassmaking studio uses state of the art technology to minimize energy consumption and is right-sized to enable workshop participants to rapidly explore glass design concepts efficiently.
Corning Museum of Glass United States
The Corning Museum of Glass is home to the world’s most important collection of glass, including the finest examples of glassmaking spanning 3,500 years.
Live glassblowing demonstrations (offered at the Museum, on the road, and at sea on Celebrity Cruises) bring the material to life. Daily Make Your Own Glass experiences at the Museum enable visitors to create work in a state-of-the-art glassmaking studio. The campus in Corning, NY, includes a year-round glassmaking school, The Studio, and the Rakow Research Library, the world’s preeminent collection of materials on the art and history of glass.
In 2015, the Museum opened a 100,000-square-foot Contemporary Art + Design Wing, designed by Thomas Phifer. The new wing includes a new 26,000-square-foot contemporary art gallery building, as well as one of the world’s largest facilities for glassblowing demonstrations and live glass design sessions.https://www.cmog.org/
- Accommodation & food are included
- We can accommodate for special catering
- All participants sleep in dormitories
- To book a private room or bring additional guests, get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Our staff are available to help you conceptualize & produce your designs
- Tools & materials are provided by Boisbuchet
- All workshops are taught in English
- The number of participants is limited to 22