Silvia Levinson is teaching a class at the Pittsburgh Glass Center called “Thinking in Glass”. If you’re in that area and need something fabulous to do take this class! Take it for me! I love Silvia’s work and would love to spend time learning about thinking in glass. I think I do it most of the time but would love to hear her version of it.
Here’s a description from the site:
Silvia Levenson’s work is never based on technique or technical virtuosity, but rather on how to make visible her thoughts and her sense of perplexity about the world. In making objects or designing an installation, she does not begin by thinking of what she can do, but rather what she wants to do. In this workshop, she will accompany students in the realization of works using the same methodology she uses in her own studio. The basic glass working technique will be lost wax and open face kilnforming. The aim of this workshop is shifting boundaries in order to think new works and installations. We will discuss artwork and artists working in glass. We will explore the lost wax technique, mold making, firing schedules, and how to work on the idea of installation.