In this 'All Levels' three day workshop students can expect to work with pre-made silicone molds to create wax models that they will turn into 3 cast glass replicas for pendants and/or Bolo ties using the lost wax process. During the first meeting we will discuss silicone replica molds, how they are made and use pre-made molds to pour highly detailed waxmodels. Collaging and combining waxes will help us to create interesting compositions.
During our second meeting we will mix and pour a plaster investment material over our compositions. Next the wax is removed and the mold is filled with glass and loaded into a kiln. On our final meeting, we will divest/remove the mold from the glass. The glass is then cleaned and mounted to pendant or bolo hardware.
There will be a $25 materials fee added when you register.
Skill Level: All Levels
Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.
Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator for people to store their lunches and drinks!
Be sure to wear close-toed shoes & ankle long pants in the studio. Please tie back long hair.
Instructor: Jason Chakravarty
Jason began incorporating glass through the use of neon into his sculpture in 1998 while attending Arizona State University. He was employed for four years at a commercial neon sign shop where he learned technical fundamentals of the neon process.
In 2002 he began illuminating hot shop forms and kiln casting glass while attending graduate school at California State University Fullerton. He has taken workshops nationwide including at Pilchuck, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Penland School of Crafts, and University of California San Diego. He has taught neon and kiln casting workshops worldwide including Arizona State University, Corning Museum of Glass, Goggleworks, Arrowmont School of Crafts, The Glass Furnace, Urban Glass, Cleveland Institute of Art, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Appalachian Center For Crafts, Bezalel Academy of Art, and Penland School of Crafts.
His work has been shown in over 100 exhibitions. Currently his work is represented at Adam Blaue, Corning, Duncan McClellan Gallery, Habatat Galleries, Hive Contemporary, Kuivato Gallery, Penland Gallery, Piece and Vetri Gallery. He is a full-time artist and splits his studio time between Arizona and Washington.