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2017 Guest Instructors

Visiting Instructor David Walters

David Walters

Blowing and Painting on Glass
June 5–9

This workshop will focus on applying imagery with enamels to objects we produce in the hotshop. Our days will be divided between the painting studio and the hotshop. Please arrive with a few ideas and sketches of objects and ideas you'd like to execute. We'll consider things like scale, content and how applying imagery to a three dimensional object offers a different set of considerations and challenges as well as unique opportunities to express a narrative.

Cost: $875 Museum Members
$1085 all others
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A work by visiting Instructor David Walters

A 2017 work by David Walters, blown and hand-painted glass. Click image to enlarge.
 

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
You may recognize David Walters from his earlier visit here as part of Lino Tagliapietra's studio team. After graduating from RISD in 1993 he moved to Seattle to work with Dale Chihuly. Through Chihuly he met Tagliapietra, who he now describes as his central inspiration and influence. A highly accomplished artist in his own right, Walters is represented by the Traver Gallery in Seattle and Schantz Gallery in Stockbridge Mass.

Visiting Instructor Cappy Thompson

Cappy Thompson

Enamels and Painting on Glass
June 5–9

In this workshop Cappy Thompson will teach you to mix, paint and fire vitreous enamels, including the grisaille or grey-tonal method of painting on glass. Using this technique, which involves multi-layered applications and firings, you can permanently affix images on glass. The workshop will give you an opportunity to design and paint both on flat glass and a vessel form. Along the way you will receive an in-depth look at painted-glass project production, and you will be given handouts on materials, suppliers, and firing schedules.

Cost: $875 Museum Members
$1085 all others
Enroll online here.

A work by visiting Instructor Cappy Thompson

From the Chrysler Collection: Catherine "Cappy" Thompson, I Was Dreaming of Spirit Animals, blown glass, enameled, 1997. Click image to enlarge.
 

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Painting on glass since 1976, Cappy Thompson of Seattle, Wash., has been described as "the major practitioner of the art of transparent enameling in the American Studio glass movement." She is known for her reverse-painted vessels, which have been shown and collected world-wide. Her largest work is a 90 feet long narrative window at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

 

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Stacy Lynn Smith

Screen-Printed Powder
July 25–30

Explore a variety of methods for screen printing on kiln-fired glass. The fundamentals include image preparation, screen coating and exposing, printing with powders, and firing schedules. Learn about multiple firings, textured prints, wafers, image registration, and thick blocks. She is a creative and fun instructor, and will help you complete several projects.

Cost: $875 Museum Members
$1085 all others
Enroll online here.

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Stacy Lynn Smith, Fragment (Yellow), kiln-formed glass and porcelain tile, 2012. Click image to enlarge.
 

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Stacy Lynn Smith received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2006 with a focus in printmaking and installation. From 2007 to 2015, Smith worked as an Instructor/Technician for Bullseye Glass Company in Portland, Oregon. She currently resides in Providence, R.I., where she is working toward her MFA in printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design.

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