Instructor Biography

Durow's work uses glass, stone, and steel to create large-scale public sculpture and installations. Inspired by the world of the created object, Durow comments on notions of personal history, experience, perception and memory.

Durow received his MFA specializing in large-scale glass sculpture at Tulane University. Since 2012 he has been Associate Professor and Head of the Glass and 3-Dimensional Studies Program at Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD where he lives with his family.

Durow’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe, and is included in multiple public, museum, and private collections. His work has been reviewed and written about in Sculpture Magazine, Art in America, Glass Quarterly and New Glass Review. His method for large-scale sand casting was featured in the 4th Edition of Glass Notes by Henry Halem. 

Sculptural Glass Casting with Steven Durow
When: , Jun 13 - Jun 17
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuition $900.00
Instructor: Steven Durow

This sculptural class focuses on adapting the kilncasting process to meet the needs of the artist, rather than a singular technique. You will learn easy silicone molds, mother molds, using the lost wax method for the creation of multiples, and creating reusable molds so that you can create multiple relief casts with a single mold! 

This class is designed to show you a variety of mold-making approaches with an eye toward scaling up these processes for larger works and creating multiples in cast glass sculpture. Pattern making, project planning, annealing for large castings, and more will be covered through hands-on projects, demonstrations, and lectures. You will learn how to make reliable molds for kilncasting larger works, easy silicone molds, mother molds, the use of lost wax for the creation of multiples, and creating reusable molds so that you can create multiple relief casts with a single mold! 

Time will also be spent discussing cold assembly techniques, and the use of found objects to create scale and narrative in your finished works. 

Throughout the course there will be presentations of relevant work, and Steven will go over firing schedules, considerations when choosing what process to use, and final presentations of your sculptures. The class will be tailored to your needs and all experience levels will benefit from this class. Students with previous experience are encouraged to bring challenging problems they’ve faced to workshop solutions.

1 of 8 seats available.