Pâte de Verre with Linda Ethier

Date:   March 11 - 15, 2017 (5 Days)
Saturday - Wednesday (10 AM - 6 PM each day)
Class Size:   10 students
Tuition:   $1100 - includes all materials, use of tools and firings

Linda Either is widely considered one of the pioneers of kiln cast glass and with good reason.

A key contributor to the Pacific Northwest's historical rebirth fused glass in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Linda has completed both private and public commissions that few other glass artists would dare to attempt.

No resume, though, can speak to an artist's capabilities as convincingly as their work. Linda's beautiful, evocative, and technically stunning cast glass sculptures tell you instantly that she is a true master. Over the years we've also observed first hand that she is also an exceptional teacher.

Class Description

Pâte de verre is an ancient glass casting technique using finely crushed glass packed into negative molds and kiln fired to create sculptural objects with subtle luminosity. The technique allows the artist to control color placement, shading and degree of translucency unique to this casting process.

This 5 day, hands-on class will introduce students to the many possibilities of working sculpturally using pâte de verre. Students will create original, full size, 3 dimensional sculptures or vessels to be cast into glass, build a refractory mold, make color and texture samples, pack the mold with their choice of colors based on the samples, and fire the project. The class will cover:

Students will make 2 projects and several samples.

About Linda

Known for her pioneering, innovative work with fused and kiln cast glass, Linda Ethier has been working in glass since 1969. She has created numerous public art commissions and successfully balances her career as an exhibiting artist with innovative, site specific glass works for public spaces.

Career highlights include:

More of Linda's work and her complete resume are available on her website: www.lindaethier.com.