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Instructor Biography

Claire Hall is a UK artist primarily working in glass. She obtained an Honors Degree in Fine Art at Bristol University and furthered her education with a PGCE from Leeds University. She is renown throughout the glass community, regularly teaching her innovative fusing techniques across the UK and Europe. 

Her inspiration is drawn from nature, a love of the landscape and coastal area in which she lives. Glass sculpture and installation works explore themes around personal emotion, the fragility of the mind and finding peace through process. They give glimpses of edge lands, metaphorical inter tidal zones and boundaries that are perilous to cross. 

Her work was selected for the prestigious British Glass Biennale in 2019 and subsequently purchased by the Imagine Museum in Florida for their permanent collection. Her contemporary glass jewelry is exhibited in galleries throughout the UK.

Website: clairehall.co.uk

Instagram: @clairehallglass

 

Landscapes and Seascapes - A Masterclass with Claire Hall
When: Mondays and Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays and Fridays, Jul 25 - Jul 29
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Dates: Jul 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
Tuition $900.00
Instructor: Claire Hall

The class will begin with an introduction to jewelry design, how to use photographs and imagery for inspiration and how to work with the best colors for wearable glass. You will learn how to make part sheets using wet and dry glass powder, etch Dichroic glass and cast reactive frit blocks in simple hand made molds. After firing, these will be cut, coldworked and layered with additional 2mm Opal and Transparent Bullseye glass. Each unique coastal pendant will have several firings and be finished to a high standard. 

All firing schedules have been specifically developed for jewelry. Coldworking techniques, adding detail with decals/mini screens, choosing and applying silver findings, and how best to display your work will all be covered during the first part of the class.

Midweek we will transition to powder landscapes - first studying basic composition, color theory and design, building on the skills you have learned and applying them to larger scale art. Working onto 3mm White Opal Bullseye glass, Claire will demonstrate her unique approach to creating landscapes and seascapes with glass powders. Three different techniques using dry powder, wet and dry, and wet on wet powder will be covered, and how to use each one or a combination to achieve a distinctive style. You will be shown how to layer, sift, and pinch powders; use paper stencils; experiment with simple tools and mark making techniques; and to understand how glass reactions will affect the outcome and enhance your work. Using multiple low temperature firings you will learn to evaluate your work, how to correct problems, and add more detail with low fire enamels, glass paints, and more glass powder.

Finishing work, mounting, and display will also be covered at the end of the course. 

 

4 of 8 seats available.

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