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Jennifer Halvorson is an artist and an associate professor of art at Ball State University. She earned dual BFA degrees in glass and metal at the University of Illinois and an MFA in glass from Rochester Institute of Technology. Jennifer also studied abroad at the Australian National University in Canberra as an exchange student and Danmarks Designskole in Copenhagen as a Fulbright Scholar.  

Having researched various mold designs, Jennifer has developed techniques and notes on how to combine different mold constructions with different glass processes. Her mixed media works revolve around the importance of objects that are manipulated or collaged to portray a range of narratives. Her sculptures have been exhibited internationally throughout the United States and Europe. Learn more about Jennifer at   


Instagram: @Jennifer Halvorson 

Press Molds: Two-Part Mold Design, Casting on a Horizontal
When: Mondays and Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays and Fridays, Jul 22 - Jul 26
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Dates: Jul 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
Tuition $950.00
Instructor: Jennifer Halvorson

Press molds have a very unique and purposeful mold design, which allows thinner objects to be cast, as well as forms containing various openings or textures on all surfaces. The two-part mold is designed with locking internal and external keys. With weights, it presses glass into a modeled void on a horizontal plane.

You will be guided through the foundational steps of fabricating press molds for glass frit, as well as sheet glass. The group will then review different methods of advancing the process through Pâte de Verre color application or utilizing fused sheet designs. The instructor and teaching assistant will also explain methods of further exploration, such as adding glass inclusions and how the mold design may be modified to allow a thin to thick cast by adding an open reservoir.

You will be able to work from found objects or modeled clay. Firing schedules will be explained and reviewed throughout the class, as well as tricks and tips for coldworking thin cast objects.

0 of 8 seats available.