Bucks County Community College

      

Intermediate Glassblowing

 

Class: ARTS 148.                                Instructor: Karl Carter                         CarterK@bucks.edu

Office: Library 114                                                                                              Hours 9-5 M-F

 

i.          This course is specific to intermediate glassblowing techniques. Students will be introduced to advanced methods of manipulating hot glass with the blowpipe. Emphasis is on the glassblowing process utilizing the “team” concept. Class Hours are divided between lecture, demonstration of technique, and individual instruction on a rotating basis. Weekly discussions will take place to exchange ideas and information and to relate and solve problems encountered in working with hot glass.

 

8.30.2001

Clean up, lab schedules and team assignments.

 

 

9.6.2001

Safety discussion.  Skills review of glassblowing methods.  Labs start after this week.

 

Assignment: Four cylinders 2” dia. X 3” h.

 

 

9.13.2001

Four cylinders due. Demonstration, Basic shapes; cylinder, sphere, cone, inverted cone, and plate.

 

Assignment: 5 basic shapes and draw 25 combination shapes.

 

 

9.20.2001

Basic shapes due.  Demonstration on combining blown objects and stemware, “team concept.” Assignment: Do a combination piece or stemware

 

 

9.27.2001

Combination assignment due.  Demonstration color techniques; color overlays shards, drawing with rods, threads, dots, lip wraps and optic molds

 

Assignment: Color techniques using more than one technique

 

 

10.4.2001

Color design due. Discussion of final projects

 

Assignment: Glass series, 3 or more vessels with related elements.

 

 

10.11.2001

Assignment: Research another artist’s work and explore their techniques.

 

 

10.18.2001

Designs due for final project i.e. drawings or models

 

 

10.25.2001

Continue final project

 

 

11.1.2001

Work on final projects and sculptures

 

 

11.8.2001

Project due.  !

 

 

11.15.2001

Furnace off.  Cold working only last week of class

 

 

11.22.2001

Thanksgiving

 

 

11.29.2001

Group and individual critiques: All assignments and journal due for final grade.

 

ii.            Students’ work will be evaluated on an individual basis, according to his or her interpretation of glass and the related techniques covered in this session. Student co-operation regarding use and maintenance of the glass studio will also be taken into consideration before final grades are issued. Notebook, or student’s account of personal development, perceptions, and record of lab sessions will count for one-fourth of the final grade.

 

Class and lab attendance are mandatory as well as necessary in order to acquire the technical skill required to complete the assigned projects. If attendance becomes a problem, I will utilize the “teacher initiated withdraw” a department policy that states: “After three absences (before mid-semester), students will be eligible for teacher initiated withdrawal.”  Missing the Final critique will result in an automatic “F”.