Classes

Glass Weekend Workshop at Salem Art Works Festival of Fire

Friday, September 21 - Sunday, September 23, 2018
Salem Art Works, Salem, New York

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Salem Art Works is a nonprofit art center and sculpture park located in rural upstate New York. Its Festival of Fire is now in its twelfth year and celebrates all media found & forged in fire. Students from across the nation will come together to share techniques, ideas and resources in iron casting, ceramics, glass blowing as well as blacksmithing. 

The Glass Workshop will be led by guest artist team Grant and Erin Garmezy, during the 2018 Intercollegiate Festival of Fire. Learn how to utilize flame-worked glass components and the "ins and outs" of hot sculpting glass in a collaborative, team-oriented manner in Salem Art Works glass studio. This intensive workshop will include demonstrations and hands-on activities throughout the weekend! 

Cost
Festival of Fire registration is $125 per person; includes camping and meals
Glass Workshop participation is an additional registration fee of $275 per person

Schedule
Thursday, September 20, 2018
6-8 pm / Participant arrival

Friday, September 21, 2018
10am / Student work-day with guest artists

Saturday, September 22, 2018
9-12:00 pm / Grant and Erin Garmezy Demos
1-4:00 pm / Grant and Erin Garmezy Demos
6-7:00 pm / Keynote speech by Grant and Erin Garmezy

Sunday, September 23, 2018
9 am / Unload annealer

Pilchuck Session 6 2018

Pilchuck Glass School Summer Workshop
SESSION 6: CORPOREAL
AUGUST 20 – 31

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From the Furnace to the Flame

Capturing the smallest details in glass can open the door to a whole new world. This mantra is what husband and wife team Grant and Erin Garmezy have been exploring their entire career. Students will learn various hot sculpting techniques both in the hotshop and flameworking studios. From inside sculpting, to solid sculpting, texture techniques, garage work, color application, and ways to combine both flameworking and hotshop techniques seamlessly in the studio. Come ready to be jolted with energy and new found passion that will bring life to both you and your work.

Flameworking Glass Flora

June 21 - August 9
Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Visual Arts Center of Richmond

Level: Beginner

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Explore the world of flameworking and sculpting with glass. You’ll learn basic sculpting and forming techniques for borosilicate glass on the torch and gain an understanding of welds and connections by constructing flowers and other organic forms.

This class will be co-taught with artist Kristi Totoritis. Erin will teach the first 4 class sessions, and Kristi will teach the last 4 classes.

Summer Workshops at the Cleveland Institute of Art

Mon, Jun 11, 2018  - Fri, Jun 15, 2018
Cleveland Institute of Art

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Grant and Erin will be teaching simultaneous courses at Cleveland Institute of Art. Grant's course will focus in hot glass sculpting in the hotshop, while Erin's course will focus on flameworking. Collaboration between the two studios is encouraged!

Intensive in Flameworking with Erin Garmezy

Learn how to create botanical works on the torch using both borosilicate and soft glass. This class will explore the differences between the two types of glass, including the benefits and limitations of using each on the torch. Students will learn basic techniques for constructing leaves, flowers, vines, and other flora. Assembly techniques, including bridging, will be covered. Through collaboration with Grant Garmezy’s sculpture class in the hotshop, students may learn how lampworked components can be brought into the hotshop and assembled onto furnace-blown pieces. 

Intensive in Glassblowing: Sculptural Forms with Grant Garmezy

Explore the potential of working with hot glass as a sculptural medium. 
This class will focus on special techniques and approaches to solid and blown sculpting that can take your work to the next level by demonstrating the range and freedom the material has and showing its true potential. We will bring sculptures to life using a variety of torches and sculpting techniques, which include solid sculpting, inside sculpting, bit building, color application, garage use, and most importantly, teamwork. Problem-solving will be emphasized. You are encouraged to bring in images of forms you are interested in creating. 

 

 

Teaching at the Glass Furnace 2017

I am teaching a lampworking course at the Glass Furnace in Turkey August 8 - 19, 2017. Join me and we will explore both soft glass and boro, and we'll collaborate with Grant Garmezy's students who will be working in the hotshop! I visited the Glass Furnace last year while Grant was teaching. If you want more information about what it's like there, check out my blog post here. The Glass Furnace is beautiful - come have some fun with us!    

Course description:

Learn how to create botanical works on the torch using both borosilicate and soft glass. This class will explore the differences between the two types of glass, including the benefits and limitations of using each on the torch. Students will learn basic techniques for constructing leaves, flowers, vines, and other flora. Assembly techniques including bridging and networking will be covered. Through collaboration with Grant Garmezy's sculpture class in the hotshop, students will learn how lampworked components can be brought into the hotshop and assembled onto furnace-blown pieces. Open to all levels.

More information and registration

Check out my 360 photos if you want to take a digital trip to get a sense of the place:
The main building
The dorm courtyard
The hotshop
The sweet dorm
THE POOL