Light and Space: Introducing Cast Glass (CAEL2050)


This unit of study focuses on the optical and abstract potential of cast glass. Through self-led research you will identify relevant artists using the optic and spatial properties of glass. Through structured weekly workshops, you will learn to cast glass in detailed plaster-silica moulds that they have fabricated. You will learn the pragmatics of spatial zones and light manipulation in solid glass, and be introduced to glass chemistry and to the knowledge required for the creation of your own kiln firing schedules. You will respond to themed projects focusing on optical and abstract glass in your own work. You may work exclusively with glass or in conjunction with other media and processes.

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1x3-hour studio class/week


research presentation (20%) and themed project 1 (40%) and themed project 2 (40%)

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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

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If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.