RICHARD LA LONDE "Fused Glass Art & Technique"

  • 01 Feb 2014
  • 9:00 AM
  • 03 Feb 2014
  • 4:00 PM
  • Glass Illusions Studio, 150 S. Camino Seco Suite 119, Tucson, Arizona 85710-2900 Contact: 520-296-5752. This studio & gallery is located just past Jeff's Pub.
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Notice: Sorry this workshop has filled but please send an email to: Chris Eggers to get on the waiting list. if an opening becomes available you will be notified on a first come first serve basis.

Explore ways to create imagery in your fusing projects with frit. We will work with "tested compatible"Bullseye glass using 3 mm and 6 mm sheet glass, crushed glass frit mixtures, the liquid glass line method, multiple firings, silver foil, and various techniques that La Londe has developed. Workshop participants will warm up their design ideas with "touch drawing" monoprints on paper. Using frit and Richard's liquid line technique make two glass wall pieces. Make two different aluminum mounting systems for your glass. Create a quick sand mold and fuse/slump a leaf plate.This is a very ambitious workshop!This is an opportunity to study and interact with a pioneer in glass fusing!

Richard La Londe is known for his brightly colored images drawn with crushed glass and fused into murals and vessels.He was one of the original glass fusing instructors for Bullseye Glass Compnay, and over the years, he has taught at Pilchuck Glass School and conducted national and international workshops. Richard La Londe has also written two books, Fused Glass Art and Technique  and Richard LaLonde and Friends in which he showcases pieces by himself and others, "how-to"guides, the history of glass fusing, foil techniques and more.

BIO: I was born in 1950, grew up in Vancouver, Washington and in 1972, I graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Geology where by I immediately went into art.I began fusing glass in an electric kiln in 1981. I use glass that is handmade by Bullseye Glass Company, in Portland, Oregon. In the early 1980's they created the first complete color range of glass that was compatible and when fused together didn't crack apart. I was one of the initial artists to work with this glass as it became available, and pioneered new techniques. I taught fusing for Bullseye in glass facilities around the US and in Canada from 1983 - 1988. In 1985 I taught at the Pilchuck Glass School.

Those early days were about developing techniques and finding out what I could do with the glass. After a few years I began to translate my ideas into the pictorial murals and handkerchief vessels that I am known for today. In 1984 the Corning Museum of Glass purchased one of my early vessels for its collection and I also created my first public fused glass mural for the Washington State Arts Commission, 5' high x 25' long. In the Seattle area, you may have seen my International Arrivals Gateway at the SeaTac airport. Today I live on Whidbey Island and continue to teach, exhibit in galleries, and create public and private commissions.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate & Advanced
WORKSHOP FEES: $340.ADC Members /$365. Non-Members
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