14 February 2011

Recycled Glass Art Workshop


What We Leave Behind (detail) Erwin Timmers
cast recycled glass


Renowned Eco Artist Erwin Timmers will lead the recycled glass Going Green workshop this coming President's Day Weekend.

Green up your life by doing something creative to help the environment!

This class is an exploration into using recycled glass to make sculptural pieces, architectural elements, and tableware. The class will delve into multiple techniques, including casting, fusing and slumping. Glass chemistry, coloration, and firing temperatures will be explained for each particular application. It is a fantastic way to learn aspects of any warm glass work while focusing on recycling!

Once you start down the path of recycled glass, you will see more and more opportunities for experimentation around you. No prior experience is necessary - you are encouraged to bring in materials you'd like to try...and you will leave with several very cool items!

Erwin Timmers

Going Green Class 1043
Dates Sat/Sun/Mon on Feb 19, 20 & 21
Time 10am - 4pm

Tuition $400
Erwin is one of the area’s leading “green artists”. Recycling, waste and how they relate to society are recurring themes in his work. Erwin’s main medium is one of the least recycled materials; float glass or window glass, and he has had to develop new techniques to exploit the properties of this material. His approach to art is multifaceted, incorporating metalwork, innovative lighting and glass design.

1 comment:

Sandy said...

Awesome collection. Thanks for sharing this post. Something else that's related to this is news is this video about recycled glass art at Hands-on 3rd in Los Angeles. Have you heard of that place? Check out their event. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfTfuCV93lw