This unit of study examines the glass vessel in everyday life and its application as a conceptual agent in contemporary art. By nature, the glassblowing process creates a vessel or container from a mass of molten glass. Through research projects you will investigate the psychology of the glass vessel through its function and physical properties. You will develop fundamental hand skills and glassblowing techniques through structured weekly workshops, and combine practical skills with contextual knowledge in the development of conceptually themed projects. You may work exclusively with glass or in conjunction with other media and processes.
1x3-hour studio class/week
research presentation (20%) and themed project 1 (40%) and themed project 2 (40%)
12 credit points at 1000 level in Visual Arts or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Studio Foundation