Marcin Rusak (PL) + CMoG (US)
June 30th – July 6th 2019
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.