A drop-out vessel is created by slumping a piece of glass through an elevated mold with a hole in the center. The part of the glass that “drops” through the hole can stretch considerably, informing the design of the finished piece. Coldworking to remove the rim further transforms the piece.
During this 2 day workshop, you can choose between bubbled trapped technique and contemporary design using colorful glass , stringers and black and white checkers.
Maximalism by Vergine Madelian – Artist and open lab customer
The colorful maximalist drop out vessel was designed by our open studio student, Vergine Madelian.
Vergine is a retired university professor and research scientist in cell and molecular biology who has found her love of art in glass fusion. She describes her experience: “The brilliance and colors of glass, and the ability to manipulate it through various techniques to achieve dramatic effects fascinate me. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE every phase of working with glass: from designing to cutting, composing and firing. It’s exciting and magical.”
About Joci Deaton- Artist and Instructor
Joci Deaton holds a BFA from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. After obtaining her degree, Joci taught classes at multiple painting studios in Cincinnati for several years. She began working with glass after becoming an Instructor at the Bullseye Glass Resource Center Los Angeles in 2017. During her time instructing there, Joci had the opportunity to work with many incredible glass artists learning innovative techniques and technically supporting local artists as they experimented with this very unique medium. Joci continues to reside in Los Angeles and is always excited to continue to learn new ways to work with glass and to share that with her classes.
Date and Time
Day 1/June 24 10:00am-1:00pm: Learn to cut a circle and design your 9″ round bubble trapped blank to be fused.
Day 2/July 1st 10:00am-1:00pm : Learn to use the saw machine and cut the vessel rim. Learn how to cold work manually as well as cold work by machine.