Casting Workshop with Cassandra Straubing
This workshop will focus upon the basic process of glass casting and investment mold making. You will initially use wet clay to create a three-dimensional sculpture, incorporating textures from found objects and materials. You will then transform that same object into beautiful translucent glass using a plaster/silica investment mold process. We will also talk about the use of different colors, basic firing procedures, annealing theories and cold working for glass casting.
This four day course will be taught in two facilities:
The first day of class is at BAGI. The following two days the workshop will be held at San Jose State University. The final day of instruction will be at BAGI.
Student experience level: Available to all levels. No previous glass experience needed.
minimum number of students: 4
maximum number of students: 10
Dates: July 12,13,14,21
Thursday, July 12th 6pm-8pm at BAGI
There will be an introduction to the course and slides shown of example work. Participants will be encouraged to brainstorm and choose a project they wish to learn how to make.
Friday, July 13th 9am-3pm or 4pm at SJSU
Clay work day. Bring props and additional materials if desired.
Saturday, July 14th 9am-3pm or 4pm at SJSU
Mold making day. Annealing and kiln chat. Load molds into kiln.
Saturday, July 21st 9am- 3pm or 4pm at BAGI
Divesting molds and cold working. Concluding chats.
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Glass Faculty Head and Studio Coordinator
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA
Click here to view Cassandra Straubing's award winning pieces, "Monday Washday" and "The Necessity of Dairyman.”
Examples of Cassandra's work: