Calling all glassblowers! Third Degree is excited to welcome the famous glass artist Pablo Soto into our studios to teach a master class!
Join us January 11 – 15 to get a firsthand experience working with one of the glass world’s most recognizable figures! During Soto’s class, students will focus on creating complex glass forms from an evenly blown out bubble. Cane, Reticello, Incalmo, and color application will be used as an element of design. Through group discussions and demonstrations, students will have a better understanding of heat management, basic bubble set up, and a variety of punties.
Intermediate to Advanced experience in glassblowing required. At least one year of working independently suggested.
About the instructor:
Pablo Soto lives and works in Penland, NC, where he has a studio with his wife Cristina Cordova. He first fell in love with glass at age five watching Lino Tagliapietra work. He received his BFA in glass from Alfred University in 2001. Later, he apprenticed in Ben Moore’s studio in Seattle, WA, and was a glass resident at the Energy Exchange in Burnsville, NC, a three-year program designed to offer renewable energy sources to support glass and ceramic artists. In 2007, Pablo was awarded “Excellence in Glass” at the Philadelphia Museum Craft Show, ACC Baltimore, and the Smithsonian Craft Show. In 2008, Pablo received a NC Arts Council Fellowship Grant. His teaching experience includes courses at Penland School of Crafts, Haystack, Pilchuck Glass School, Pittsburgh Glass Center, and Ox Bow. His work is represented far and near.