Karina Guevin & Cedric Ginart
Tempted by Fire | May 15-19
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Students’ inherent creativity will be stimulated in this course by focusing on building a solid foundation of technical skill at the torch. Working with soda-lime and borosilicate glass, students of all levels will learn a wide variety of flameworking techniques using rod and tubing. Demonstrations will range from beadmaking to scientific glassblowing and include unusual twists for creating visual impact. Assignments and individual projects will help students develop a personal language of color and shape to manifest ideas into art.
Studio will provide some borosilicate rods and tubing, student packages of Moretti color rods and additional glass are available for purchase.
Class runs 9am-5pm | May 15-19th | $800.00
After this workshops the students will have a solid knowledge on most of the flameworking techniques. They will bring back home small objects from glass beads to blown vessels. This course also counts as both Torch 1 & Torch 2 series classes at Glass Axis, therefore after completing this course, students are able to rent the torches at Glass Axis with a valid membership.
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About the Artists:
While studying biochemistry, Cédric Ginart feel in love with scientific glassblowing, he decided to took a course in scientific glassblowing at the lycée Dorian (Paris, France), from which he graduated in 1995 , he moved to Quebec a year later.
Over the years, he has worked with scientists, artists, industrialists, designers and architects on experimental projects, on creating unique artwork and prototypes as well as limited-run series and art installations.
Frequently on exhibit, his artwork is part of private and museum collections, such as the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery (Waterloo, Ont), Niijima Glass museum (Japan). He periodically showcases hand torch glassblowing techniques in festivals and events in Canada and the United States.
Cédric currently Works at Montreal University (Qc) as a scientific glassblower, while pursuing a widely-recognized artistic career. he teaches torch glassblowing at Espace Verre (QC) and regularly at the Corning Museum of Glass Studio (NY) he has been invited to teach at Pillchuck Glass School (WA), Niijima Glass Museum (Japan) and Pittsburg Glass Center (PA).
Karina Guévin fell in love with glass while studying at UQTR (Québec University in Trois-Rivières), where she started making mixed-media sculptures, including glass. This led her to Montréal’s glass school, Espace Verre, where she perfected her glassblowing skills.
Her approach to glass is very innovative. She always tries to push the envelope when it came to developing her idea. The form and the color come from the bottom of her soul and reflect her crazy bubbly personality.
She currently works as a flameworking teacher at Espace Verre in Montreal, The Pilchuck Glass School,The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass as well as the Pratt school in Seattle. In 2014 She taught at the Niijima Glass Museum in Japan.
In 2010 she received the prestigious Francois-Houdé Award. She had receive several grants from the Canadian and Québec Consul for the Arts, many grants from SODEC (Society for the Development of Cultural Enterprises in Quebec), and the Gilles Verville grant in visual art.
Her work is shown in Canada as well as in the United States, France, Japan and the United Kingdom, where she exhibits glass sculptures and jewelry.