This unit of study examines conceptual and practical applications of up-cycled and found glass through contemporary art and design. The unit develops your understanding of the ubiquity of glass and its reuse in various guises through small research projects and student presentations. Using found and recycled glass, students will explore a variety of processes, including: diamond cutting, polishing, lathe-working, engraving and joining. You will select from a range of sustainably themed projects that combine critical and practical skills to develop and realise creative works. You may work exclusively with glass or in conjunction with other media and processes.
1x3-hour studio class/week
research proposal and 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