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Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL

Open Daily 10:00 - 17:00 Call: 0191 515 5555

BOOK BY PHONE: 0191 568 9700

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Bend Me Shape Me - Flameworking Masterclass

Zoe Garner

5 day masterclass in sculptural flameworking with artist Zoe Garner

Monday 6 August - Friday 10 August 2018
10.00 – 16.00 / £695

Drawing concepts, ideas and designs from the beautiful local environment this skills based class over five days will explore the possibilities and potential of flameworked Borosilicate glass in Contemporary Art.

Using Clear borosilicate Glass (PYREX) solid glass rods will be transformed in to sculptural components, and glass tube will be blown to be connected in the flame to form larger scale installations.

Through a combination of demonstrations and free practice time, starting from basics we will build a vocabulary of flameworking skills that will form a solid grounding to move forward using flameworking as an art form.

Zoe will also deliver presentations on her own practice as a contemporary flameworker, the history of flameworking, and setting up a studio.

Five day course


Light lunch at the Glass Yard included

Booking is essential

About The Artist

Zoe uses borosilicate glass as a predominant material in her works producing jewellery, sculptural works, lighting and installation pieces. Her work has been displayed in galleries exhibitions both Nationally and Internationally.

She won the Pearson’s prize for best flame working glass artist in 2008.

Zoe is the flame-working Tutor for public lessons for the National Glass Centre Sunderland UK. Zoe is also a visiting lecturer in Flame Working for the University Of Sunderland UK.

Zoe’s work is an exploration of symmetry harmonious and beautiful proportion and balance, and its relation to human behaviour and the natural world if the balance is tipped. Fascination lies with small changes creating larger differences to a later state. Often unoticed and unseen, interaction that then creates a different view of perception.

Zoe’s work uses spherical forms repeating, ending, and reverting back to the point of beginning. Kinetic or interactive pieces are operated by human touch suggesting to every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction. Zoe provokes emotional response to her work using the senses by the use of light, sound and smell.

Using Glass as a predominant medium Zoe is interested in the use of symmetrical form, reflection, optical illusion and magnification, exploring visual language questioning what is really real, the transparency of the glass posing the question what are we able to reveal and what should remain unknown.

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