"Lines and Layers" with Jeremy Lepisto

Date:   January 6 - 10, 2018 (5 Days)
Saturday - Wednesday (10 AM - 6 PM each day)
Class Size:   10 students
Tuition:   $1100 - includes all materials, use of tools and firings

A leading voice in today's kiln formed glass movement, Jeremy Lepisto brings a rare combination of technical expertise, artistic vision, and impressive teaching experience to the Helios classroom when he returns to Helios for the first time since 2014.

Class Description

"Lines and Layers" introduces students to the methods and techniques that Jeremy uses to put imagery on and in glass.

Students will work from imagery (either drawn or photos) and discover the different ways that they can incorporate the imagery into form.

The class will make use of fusible sheet glass, found glass, glass powders, and both high and low fire enamel to achieve imagery.

Basic to advance ideas of kiln forming opportunities such as conditions of firing and compatibility concerns will be addressed.

About Jeremy Lepisto

Jeremy's work can be found in some of the most prestigious glass galleries in the United States, Europe and Australia and has appeared in the New Glass Review (#30) and Craft Arts International (#82).

Jeremy has taught kiln formed glass topics at the Pittsburgh School of Glass, Pilchuck Glass School, Illinois Wesleyan University, UrbanGlass, the Australian National University of Art at Canberra, National College of Art and Design (Dublin, Ireland), Rochester Institute of Technology, and Bullseye Glass.

Additionally, Jeremy served as past President of the Board of Directors for the Glass Art Society, earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors from Alfred University, and is currently a PhD Candidate in Sculpture at the Australian National University.

Other places to learn more about Jeremy and his work include his website jeremylepisto.com and a 2012 blog entry from the Washington Glass School titled Artists to Watch: Jeremy Lepisto.