In this workshop students will focus on
understanding various properties of glass material as an artistic medium
and learn a variety of cold working processes including cutting,
grinding, carving, laminating, and refining and polishing of the
surface. The creative possibilities in the workshop will be expended
with learning about laminating, adhesives, and general HXTAL lamination
set up. Through working on the projects students will explore problem
solving in the cold working studio, common mistakes, and efficient ways
to cold work glass.
Korean born Jiyong Lee is Head of the Glass program
of Southern Illinois University Carbondale since 2005. He graduated from
the MFA program at Rochester Institute of Technology in US, 2000.
Having his feet in both cultures also has broadened his personal
aesthetics and appreciation for different ways of thinking. He
specializes in cold-working and kiln-forming processes and he has
exhibited nationally and internationally. He lectures and gives
demonstrations widely, including the 2007 Glass Art Society Conference,
Rochester Institute of Technology, the Studio of the Corning Museum of
Glass, Cleveland Institute of Art, Penland School of Crafts, Pilchuck
Glass School, Pittsburgh Glass Center, and Kook-Min University, Seoul,
The workshop will take place over five days (17th –
21st September 2012), from 10am to 5pm daily. Places will be limited to
twelve and the workshop fee is €250, lunch is included. Experience of
working with glass is necessary to partake in this workshop.