Dean Allison is a studio artist working with portrait sculpture and the figure with glass. His studio is in Pittsburgh PA. He received his Master of Art, Visual Arts in glass from The Australian National University in Canberra in 2010 and a B.S. in Studio Arts from Illinois State University in 2001. He has worked at The Northlands Creative Glass Center in Scotland, The Canberra Glass Works in Australia, Chicago Hot Glass, Pilchuck Glass School. He has taught at The Penland School of Crafts, The Pittsburgh Glass Center, The Bullseye Glass Factory in Portland OR and The Glass Furnace in Istanbul Turkey. Public collections include The Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon MI; The Julie Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn AL; Hinson Art Museum, Wingate NC; and The Imagine Museum, Sarasota FL. He is presently represented by Habatat Gallery Michigan.

From Clay to Life: Casting with Dean Allison
When: Wednesdays, Mar 2 - Apr 27
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Dates: Mar 2, 16, 23, 30; Apr 6, 13, 20, 27
Tuition $460.00
Instructor: Dean Allison

In this 8-week course, we will combine clay sculpting, building molds and the heat of the kiln to create cast glass sculptures. This class will cover modeling clay, building refractory molds, glass preparation and kiln firings to create finished works of art. We will start the class by modeling figurines inspired by real photographs of your choosing and learn the basics of mold making. The second portion of the class will explore life casting using alginate and the lost wax casting process to recreate some of your very own hands and facial features.

8 of 8 seats available.