Master Class News 23.03.09 Pebbles + Glass
with Rebecca Ward
Since graduating from Queensland College of Art in 1993, Rebecca Ward has established a practice that is noted for her sensitive and sometimes surprising use of materials. Her work transforms and adds value to materials that might otherwise be overlooked such as broken glass and pebbles. She has exhibited in Brisbane, Melbourne, London, Canberra and Singapore. In addition to maintaining her studio she tutors at the Brisbane Institute of Art. http://www.rebeccawardjewellery.com/
Course Outline: Rebecca Ward will teach a focused 1 day Master Class which will introduce the techniques she uses to transform broken glass and found pebbles.
Designed For: Experienced jewellers and metalsmiths interested in expanding their repertoire of skills to enable them to use recycled glass and pebbles in their work.
· The course will introduce and explore the tools and techniques required to shape and transform glass and pebbles using cold working techniques (no kiln or flame work).
· Practical considerations.
· Types of glass and pebbles.
· Safety considerations.
· Environmental considerations.
· Sources of materials as well as tools.
Date: Saturday 18 April 2009
Time: 9.00 am – 4.00 pm (includes 1 x 15 minute break and 1 x 45 minute lunch break) VITREOUS ENAMEL -kiln and torch fire
with Catherine Large
By popular request, this is a repeat of the 2007 class An Introduction to Vitreous Enamel.
Since graduating from the Sydney College of the Arts in 1986, Catherine Large has established her practice in Brisbane. She exhibits regularly and widely having exhibited in Europe, Asia and throughout Australia. Her work is represented in private and public collections including the Ipswich Regional Art Gallery, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, BP Oil Refinery, Brisbane and Alice Craft Acquisition Permanent Collection, Alice Springs, NT. In addition to maintaining her studio she works as a sessional lecturer in the degree program at QCA.
Comments from participants in Catherine’s previous Master Classes:
‘It gave me an excellent introduction to enamelling.’
‘I loved the way it was two days - Day 1 for trial and error experiments and to understand the process. Day 2 for the opportunity to make a completed item of simple nature of our own choosing - Brilliant!’
‘It was a brilliant weekend. The atmosphere was so warm and welcoming and helpful and encouraging
and enjoyable and informative. I’m so happy I was here!’
Course Outline: Leading Brisbane based enamellist Catherine Large will teach a focused 2 day Master Class which will introduce torch fired and kiln fired vitreous enamel techniques.
Designed For: Experienced jewellers and metalsmiths interested in expanding their repertoire of skills to include vitreous enamelling.
• The course will introduce and explore the techniques of kiln firing vitreous enamel as well as techniques of using bench torches to fire vitreous enamel.
• Practical considerations.
• Types of enamel and material requirements.
• Details of suppliers of enamelling requirements.
Dates: Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 May 2009
Time: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm (includes 1 x 15 minute break and 1 x 45 minute lunch break)