The Glass Enterprise with Richard Parrish

Date:   January 5-9, 2019 (5 Days)
Saturday - Wednesday
Tuition:   $1100 - includes all materials, use of tools and firings

Richard Parrish is an exceptional artist and teacher. Helios students who attend any one of his classes almost universally sign up for the others.

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Class Description

Today's glass fusers live in a golden age of kilnforming education. Facebook, ebooks, classes, and conferences provide more information about how to successfully fuse glass than has ever been available.

The business side of making art is a mystery to many who are working in fused glass. Knowledge of how to apply for shows, work with galleries, and submit for commissions is not readily available.

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There is a big difference between fusing glass as a hobby and making it to earn an income. However, it's possible and rewarding to create art for profit. They are not mutually exclusive!

Richard Parrish has been successfully selling glass through galleries, shows, and commissions for over 20 years. In this class he will demystify the business of art glass and provide the information you need to decide if a fused glass business makes sense for you. He will show you how to optimize the ways that you work and to find the right sales opportunities to maximize your success.

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Material covered includes:

The class will utilize exercises and worksheets to assist each individual in making decisions about their business. As part of the class, students will design a fused glass product line and make prototypes considering decisions that they have made about the business that they want to build.

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About Richard

Richard Parrish operates a studio for kiln-glass in Bozeman, Montana. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. His work was selected for the Corning Museum of Glassís New Glass Review 27 and 38. He was featured in a solo exhibition at the Rockwell Museum in Corning, New York and in a group exhibition at the Glasmuseet Ebeltoft in Denmark, both in 2016.

Richard has taught architecture and design at The University of Michigan and Montana State University. He teaches classes in kiln-glass throughout the world, focusing on the visual elements of design; color theory; and inspiration, meaning and intent.

You can see more of Richard's work on his websites: