Instructor Biography

Lisa Demagall is a glass artist working primarily with sculptural flameworking techniques.  She earned her MFA at the New York College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2011, and a BFA from The Ohio State University in 2006.  Demagall is as passionate about teaching as she is about art, and has been teaching in higher education since 2013.   Beyond collegiate teaching she has taught workshops at Bild-Werk in Frauenau, Germany, The Studio at Corning Museum of Glass, and at the Pittsburgh Glass Center.   She currently lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA, where her artistic practice is investigating how the elapse of time and use can alter the history (or narrative) of our objects and spaces.


Instagram: @lisademagall

Delighting In The Details
When: , Jan 10 - Jan 14
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuition $850.00
Instructor: Lisa Demagall

This class will focus on utilizing Borosilicate glass at the torch, as we delight in the details of sculpting objects. We will spend the week objectifying objects, by breaking forms down into the sum of their parts, and recreating the objects of our desire in glass. Instruction and demonstrations will cover basic flameworking techniques including rod construction, bridging, armatures, solid sculpting, and a taste of non-vessel. Sculptural tube working will round out our week.

Together we will work through project planning, construction, as well as adding final touches and embellishments. Additional time will be allotted for demonstrations-on-demand, class discussion, and problem solving. Feel free to bring a few drawings, sketches, and/or objects that resonate with and inspire you. Your objects may vary in scale from miniatures to life-size, from the majestic to the mundane. Come as you are, all skill levels welcome!

6 of 8 seats available.