KARI MINNICK "The Glass Onion: Layers of Imagery & Text for Kilnformed Glass"

  • 29 Jan 2010
  • 9:00 AM
  • 31 Jan 2010
  • 5:00 PM
  • Randolph Center Arts & Crafts Bldg#4 Glass/Crafts Studio, 200 S Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711
  • 11


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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.

MINNICK_ 0056_2.jpgThis is a 3-Day workshop which explores the narrative and painterly potential of kiln formed glass. Students will be introduced to a variety of expressive kiln forming techniques to enable the use of text and images in their glass work. This class will be of interest to artists such as print makers, painters, poets, or anyone for whom imagery, layering and personal expression are desired elements. Working with Bullseye glass, frit, powder, and stringer, students will create pre-fired design elements to be used in subsequent glass projects, combined with other glass techniques and/or adapted to other media. Stenciling, sifting and sgrafitto with powders are some of the processes to be covered. Opacity, transparency, and design concepts will also be considered. Students will combine these kilnforming processes in a final project. While basic kiln practices will be touched upon, the focus of the class will be on the expressive use of the materials and creating glass art based on the students signature work. Prior glass experience is beneficial but artists of other media are encouraged to enroll.

MINNICK_web 4.jpgBIO: Kari Minnick holds a degree in studio art from the University of California and has been an exhibiting artist and educator for over twenty-five years. Collected internationally, Kari's works are in private, corporate and embassy collections. Recently, her work was featured in the exhibit "Celebrating Connections: Contemporary Glass Art by Mid-Atlantic Artists" at the Museum of American Glass in Millville, NJ. Noted for outstanding craftsmanship and achievement in glass, Kari received the prestigious Juror's Choice Award at the Bay Area Glass Institute 2008 Gala Auction. Kari is the owner/artist of Kari Minnick Art Glass Studio, located in the heart of the new Arts and Entertainment district in Silver Spring, Maryland. The studio offers architectural commissions, fine art glass, and internationally recognized courses in kiln formed glass.

Kari's Website

SKILL LEVEL: Beginning/Intermediate Levels. Age 17+

WORKSHOP FEES: $210 ADC Members/$235 Non-Members


  • Bring slides/cd of your work
  • Sketch book
  • Inspirational materials such as clippings, fabric swatches, writings, etc.
  • Glass cutting/breaking tools if you have/prefer them

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