Hot Glass Intensive with George Kennard
ABOUT GEORGE KENNARD
George Kennard is a lead gaffer at The Corning Museum of Glass. He has worked at the museum since 2001, after spending eight years working in private studios. He began his tenure at the Museum as an instructor in The Studio, teaching beginning and continuing classes in glassblowing. George enjoys the limitless opportunities for creating with molten glass and prefers making large-scale incalmo pieces, by joining two blown glass bubbles to create different bands of color.
WHAT YOU'LL MAKE
Students will use studio time to hone in on shapes and patterns from the daily demonstrations. They can use these techniques to create their own designs.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
George Kennard’s class at Third Degree will demonstrate a wide range of different glass blowing techniques. He will show how to use color for different types of cane, incalmo, reticello and the switchback technique. The class will have an emphasis on the mechanics of safely controlling multiple gathers of glass, utilizing the bench, working with a torch, and team coordination. There will be daily question and answer sessions, troubleshooting common problems, and step by step glassblowing instructions. This is one you don’t want to miss!
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