"Working with Intent" with Jane Bruce

Date:   October 10 - 14, 2015 (5 Days)
Saturday - Wednesday
Tuition:   $1100 - includes all materials, use of tools and firings

Jane Bruce is an internationally renowned glass artist and educator. Her work appears in many of the worlds most important glass collections.

Class Description

This five-day workshop is for the beginning to intermediate kiln workers who wish to explore and develop an individual approach to design and making. It will challenge participants to step out of the predictable and re-look at the potential of kilnformed glass and their way of working. Although this class will cover a range of practical techniques, the primary emphasis will be on exploring the process of developing ideas and making, not on finished products.

Utilizing creative exercises, drawing, model making, and the techniques of kilnforming and cold working, students will experiment, combine processes, and prepare tests and prototypes that may serve as starting points for further development. Hands-on workshop time will be complemented by individual attention, group discussions, and presentations on historical and contemporary glass, and each student will be asked to share their knowledge, ideas and experience.

Sheet glass, frit and powder are the primary glass materials used. Coldworking techniques will be used to create additional textures and to finish the work. Numerous reference samples will be made.

About Jane

Jane Bruce is currently an independent artist, educator and arts project manager living in New York City. She currently sits on the Board of Director for UrbanGlass.

Born in England, Bruce received an MA degree from the Royal College of Art, London, and undertook further post-graduate study at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred. She has taught extensively in the US as well in Australia, Canada and Europe; from 1994-2004 she was a Senior Lecturer in the Glass Workshop, Canberra School of Art, Australian National University, and Head of Workshop from 2000 2002. From 2002-2007 she was the Artistic Director for North Lands Creative Glass, Scotland. In 2009 and 2011 she was Visiting Faculty, Glass, at the Alberta College of Art and Design.