A drop-out vessel is created using an elevated mold featuring a hole through which glass can slump or “drop” when fired in the kiln. The part of the glass that slumps through the hole can stretch considerably, informing the design of the finished piece in a significant way. Coldworking to remove the rim further transforms the piece.
In this class, you’ll learn how glass slumps in an elevated drop-out firing and how to design in response to this phenomenon. You’ll have access to a variety of frit, glass sheet, and stringer to explore greater opportunity for palette exploration
You will set up in the kiln one fused blank to drop out and you will design a beautiful tall drop vessel that we will slump and cold work for you.
Vessel projects height vary up to 6″ high
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.