Particles of Light: Pate de Verre with Alicia Lomne

Date:   May 11 - 15, 2019 (5 Days)
Saturday - Wednesday
Tuition:   $1100 - includes all materials, use of tools, and firings.

Alicia Lomne is renowned for unique glass pate de verre sculpture. Her work is technically stunning, often whimsical, and always beautiful.

Class Description

Pate de verre has been widely interpreted by many different artists. In this class you will learn how to build your own model and pour an open-faced mold to create thin walled glass forms.

Using frit and powder, you will learn several different methods of exact color placement and fun patterning techniques. We will have class discussions covering firing schedules and the use of temperature to attain specific goals.

You will make projects utilizing at least three different types of firing schedules so you will have a broad base of knowledge to take home. Students will receive handouts with basic notes and all firing schedules used in class. By the end of class, you should feel confident in pouring a mold, packing it with glass, and firing it on your own.

Pate de verre is a process which encourages patience, but also lends itself to experimentation and unusual self expression. Expect to work hard and have fun.

About Alicia

Alicia Lomne works with the glass kiln casting technique of pate de verre, a French phrase that means paste of glass. The process includes creating a model, making a mold, placing thin layers of powdered or fritted glass within the mold, and then firing the piece in a kiln. Alicia works primarily with open faced molds and is most compelled by the exact color placement and sculptural possibilities that pate de verre offers.

In the video below, Alicia discusses the influence of her mother, artist KéKé Cribbs, and growing up in a home where making art was always a priority.