Aunty Al's Glass Academy
May
8
to Jun 26

Aunty Al's Glass Academy

Instructor: Alison Chism

Wednesdays, May 8 - June 26

6:00 – 9:00 pm

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Tuition: $660

This 8-week class is geared to the person who wants to develop a firm foundation in hot glass. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or have some experience, this class will deepen your understanding of glass as an artist’s material. Students will lead an exploration from solid sculpture to vessel-making. Emphasis is on furnace glass, however, all aspects of sound studio practice will be covered including coldworking.

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NCGC Open House
May
11
5:00 PM17:00

NCGC Open House

Join the staff and artists of the North Carolina Glass Center for an open house! Explore our studio and gallery, watch hot shop and flame shop demonstrations, learn more about the future of the Glass Center, and enjoy libations with our glass community.

Beer and wine will be available for purchase for $5 each. Or if you purchase a NCGC artist work $25 or above the night of, we will give you 2 free drink tickets! All proceeds benefit the Glass Center.


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Silver Fuming in Flamework: The Basics
May
4
to May 5

Silver Fuming in Flamework: The Basics

Instructor: Mike Blumenfeld

Saturday, May 4 & Sunday, May 5

10:30 am - 4:30 pm (1-hour break for lunch)

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Tuition: $325

Learn the basics of applying silver fuming to your flameworked creations. Demonstrations will cover how to apply silver to a piece of glass and encasement. Further techniques will include baking in the silver, dotting up, and fritting over. Students have the option to work on solid or hollow forms depending on skill level.


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Painterly Techniques in Vitreous Enamels on Metals
Apr
13
to Apr 14

Painterly Techniques in Vitreous Enamels on Metals

Instructor: Melissa Broek

Saturday, April 13 & Sunday, April 14

10:30 am - 4:30 pm (1-hour break for lunch)

Level: Beginner

Tuition: $315

Learn an array of mark-making techniques in liquid enamel. Students will branch into creating colorful enamel objects with their own imagery. Enamels have a wonderful painterly quality and a short fire so you can make a lot of progress in a small amount of time!


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Sculpting the Human Form
Apr
6
to Apr 7

Sculpting the Human Form

Instructor: Jake Sadler

Saturday, April 6 & Sunday, April 7

10:30 am - 4:30 pm (1-hour break for lunch)

Level: Some experience preferred

Tuition: $315

The figure is a subject of longevity in art and the beginning of glass history. Students will utilize the figure as a stepping stone for sculptural glass artwork. In this course, students will understand how to break down the proportions of a figure visually and make their own rendition in a physical glass object. Comprehension of heat control and proper seals from bit to bit will be taught.


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Introduction to Kiln Casting
Mar
23
to Mar 24

Introduction to Kiln Casting

Instructor: Ben Greene-Colonnese

Saturday, March 23 & Sunday, March 24

OR Saturday, April 27 & Sunday, April 28

10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Level: Beginner

Tuition: $500


This is a two-day whirl wind tour of the intensive process of mold making utilizing simple open-face kiln casting. Students will build their own high-temp mold to melt solid glass into, creating one of a kind glass sculptures! Day one, students will sculpt a clay positive and learn the basics of making your first high temperature plaster and silica mold. Day two consists of de-molding clay, loading the molds into the kiln, and an explanation of kiln firing schedules. Once castings are cooled off, students will come back to pick up their finished artwork!


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Decorative Flameworking: Dots!
Mar
23
to Mar 24

Decorative Flameworking: Dots!

  • North Carolina Glass Center (map)
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Instructor: Mike Blumenfeld

Saturday, March 23 & Sunday, March 24

10:30 am - 4:30 pm (1-hour break for lunch)

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Tuition: $315In this class, the techniques of dot stacking on solid or hollow forms will be conquered. Using a variety of colors, including UV reactive colors, students will walk away understanding how to melt and layer glass. Problem solving to make clean glass will be key in this workshop.

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Veterans Hot Glass Day: Make Your Own Marble!
Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

Veterans Hot Glass Day: Make Your Own Marble!

NCGC invites Veterans and Active Service Members to a special free event to say Thank You!

 

North Carolina Glass Center is proud to participate in a national day of glass blowing for veterans.  All Veterans and Active Service Members are invited to come play with fire, learn basic flame working techniques and create a one-of-a-kind marble. After the workshop, join us for a cold pint at The Wedge Brewery from 4-6 pm!

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Studio Stroll in the RAD
Nov
10
to Nov 11

Studio Stroll in the RAD

Come and visit North Carolina Glass Center for Second Saturdays in the River Arts District. Second Saturdays hosts a diverse array of 200+ open artists studios in 23 historic buildings nestled along the French Broad River.

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Summer of Glass VIP Weekend Tour
Sep
7
to Sep 9

Summer of Glass VIP Weekend Tour

Summer of Glass VIP Weekends are certain to be a ‘glass-lovers’ dream trip! These packaged itineraries are not only a fantastic way to experience some of the best art glass in the nation, but also include your ticket to enjoy the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains; the splendor of Biltmore Estate; local Southern hospitality; the flavors of Asheville’s foodie culture; and a fun-filled weekend to remember.

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Summer of Glass VIP Weekend Tour
Aug
17
to Aug 19

Summer of Glass VIP Weekend Tour

Summer of Glass VIP Weekends are certain to be a ‘glass-lovers’ dream trip! These packaged itineraries are not only a fantastic way to experience some of the best art glass in the nation, but also include your ticket to enjoy the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains; the splendor of Biltmore Estate; local Southern hospitality; the flavors of Asheville’s foodie culture; and a fun-filled weekend to remember.

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Summer of Glass VIP Weekend Tour
Jul
13
to Jul 15

Summer of Glass VIP Weekend Tour

Summer of Glass VIP Weekends are certain to be a ‘glass-lovers’ dream trip! These packaged itineraries are not only a fantastic way to experience some of the best art glass in the nation, but also include your ticket to enjoy the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains; the splendor of Biltmore Estate; local Southern hospitality; the flavors of Asheville’s foodie culture; and a fun-filled weekend to remember.

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Summer of Glass VIP Weekend Tour
Jun
8
to Jun 10

Summer of Glass VIP Weekend Tour

Summer of Glass VIP Weekends are certain to be a ‘glass-lovers’ dream trip! These packaged itineraries are not only a fantastic way to experience some of the best art glass in the nation, but also include your ticket to enjoy the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains; the splendor of Biltmore Estate; local Southern hospitality; the flavors of Asheville’s foodie culture; and a fun-filled weekend to remember.

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North Carolina and the Studio Glass Movement Exhibition
Jun
2
to Oct 7

North Carolina and the Studio Glass Movement Exhibition

  • 14 Riverside Drive Asheville, NC, 28801 United States (map)
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The exhibit will share the region's unique history and influence on the Studio Glass Movement.  A visit to the exhibit at 14 Riverside Drive will help visitors more deeply appreciate everything Western North Carolina has contributes to the craft of glass.

Open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 11a - 5p

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Feb
26
4:00 PM16:00

Visiting Artist Pablo Soto

Pablo Soto will start his demonstration with one of his plumb bobs.  Next will be a "rage bubble" that will be accompanied with some very serious dialogue and a few readings.  Finally he will conclude with a large sphere to max out the hole which in the end will be used as a lens.  The maximum number of students for this demonstration/ workshop is 15 students. Cost: $32. 

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