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Hoseok Youn is a South Korean glass artist specializing in glassblowing. Youn holds  his B.F.A. degree in glass and ceramic major from Namseoul University, Cheon Ahn, Korea and M.F.A. in glass from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois, USA. Hoseok is currently a studio lead and educator at Belger Art Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Youn’s work has received various scholarships and awards including Corning Museum of Glass, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, Penland School of Craft, Niijima Glass Center, Pilchuck Glass School, and Glass Art Society. He is 2023 SAXE Emerging Artist Award recipient of Glass Art Society and he was resident artist at Museum of Glass Tacoma in 2023. His work has been exhibited broadly and internationally in Illinois, Missouri, Texas, California, Ohio, Michigan, Washington, Indiana, China, Italy, and Poland. 


Instagram: @Hoseok Youn

Rise of the Tradition
When: Mondays and Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays and Fridays, Jul 1 - Jul 5
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Dates: Jul 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Tuition $950.00
Instructor: Hoseok Youn

Venetian traditional glassblowing is one of the most significant techniques that was developed by artisans in Murano during the medieval age which is known as the golden age of glass. Traditional technique includes the most elegant, highly decorative, symbolic, and unique designs based on phenomenal craftsmanship. It requires great patience and effort. It is maybe one of the best methods to strengthen the basics and team working. I see the traditional practice more as learning the culture and history. Especially, Venetian goblets tell the stories of timelines visually through loads of designs. They are inspirational, epic, creative, transformative, and playful. As a contemporary glass artist and glassblower, I find great potential for traditional designs to become something more than a historical replica and it is important to continue the practice to inherit and honor the legacy and appreciate the tradition at the same time.

The class will be exploring the Venetian-style glass designs, learning basic movements, and detail moves. You will break down the cups and stemware into individual components and re-construct them into a sculptural form or functional design. When you make your projects, you will focus on building up a specific plan, stronger teamwork, and developing your own skills based on traditional techniques for efficient processes. The class will work primarily in the Hot and Cold Shops. In the Hot Shop, learn how to use the garage, torching, assembling, and practice controlling the complicated forms. In the Cold Shop, learn how to cold work the thin or delicate pieces and glue the parts. There will be demonstrations, lectures, and critiques during the course. The ideal class skill level would be intermediate and advanced. No color is required.


10 of 12 seats available.