Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28Touchstone Center for Crafts The natural setting for your creative nature 11 Kit Paulson JULY 10–14 Taking the Next Big Step Instructor: Andrew Tischler Beginner–Intermediate $595 Member | $625 Non-Member Consisting of a survey of intermediate solid and hollow borosilicate techniques, we will touch on wig wags, implosions, reticellos, dot stacks, and managing hollow forms. Our broader goal is to advance towards a personal goal—learning an elusive technique, refining your results, or simply achieving a higher level of overall comfort and expression on the torch. JULY 17–21 Reverse Relief Casting Instructor: Elizabeth Braun Beginner–Intermediate $595 Member | $625 Non-Member Add valuable new information to your repertoire of techniques! You will learn a variety of ways to make refractory models and re-usable molds. You will take home plenty of refractory models, some re-usable flexible molds, and several cast glass pieces using the reverse relief technique. JULY 24–28 Kiln Working Basics Instructor: Meredith Edmondson All Levels $595 Member | $625 Non-Member Create one-of-a-kind works of art while you learn glass working techniques and how to write kiln programs to achieve different effects with glass through heat manipulation. Come with ideas of patterns and finished projects that you want to explore. AUGUST 7–11 Building Blocks of Flameworking Instructor: Kit Paulson Beginner–Intermediate $595 Member | $625 Non-Member Dabbling both in soft glass and borosilicate, you will complete exercises and assignments designed to increase fluency with the material. Learn the steps that will lead to a broader understanding of the multitude of options available in flameworking. JUNE 5–9 Mapping: Surface, Texture, and Relief in Kiln Glass Instructor: Richard Parrish Intermediate–Advanced $595 Member | $625 Non-Member Explore the rich possibilities of working in relief in kiln formed glass and experience the intricate surface relief, texture, color, and light interactions that are possible. Numerous reference samples will be made. JUNE 12–16 Flesh and Blood Instructor: Carmen Lozar All Levels $595 Member | $625 Non-Member Bring your imagination and love of glass! This course will revolve around using borosilicate glass rod and tube to create figurative works of art at the torch. We will focus on both hollow and solid sculpting. The exploration of portraying the figure will be encouraged and demonstrated. JUNE 26–30 | TEEN WEEK Marbles and Beads Instructor: Michael Mangiafico All Levels, Grades 9-12 $595 Member | $625 Non-Member Explore the world of creating flameworked glass, marbles, and beads. We will make and incorporate traditional Venetian Zanfirico (fancy twisted glass canes or pattern bars) into magnificent disks and orbs of delight. Then, we will have fun transforming said creations into enjoyable tops, pendants, and fetching sculpture. GLASS WORKSHOPS 2017 Andrew Tischler visit for additional details