Graal Technique: Blasting and Blowing - A Happy Marriage
Oct. 15 - Oct. 26, 2019
Tuesday Oct. 15, 6:30-9:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19-20, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday Oct. 25, 6:00-8:00 pm
Saturday Oct. 26, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Total hours: 24
Instructor: Naoko Takenouchi
Expand your creative expression in glass by combining glassblowing and sandblasting! Graal (rhymes with small) technique allows you to incorporate fine detail into your work and expose different layers of colour to bring your ideas to life.
This is a multi-day course:
On Tuesday Oct. 15 you will learn how to make graal blanks in the hot shop.
On Saturday and Sunday Oct. 19 and 20, you will learn to coldwork, mask, cut, and sandblast your design onto the surface of the blank.
On Friday Oct. 25 you will learn how to set-up your blanks and program the annealer for pick-up.
On Saturday Oct. 26 you will pick-up and blow out your prepared blank.
This is an intermediate-level course, and previous glassblowing experience is required. You must be able to make a bowl comfortably in the hot shop. Please contact us if you are uncertain about qualifying for this course.
About the Instructor
Naoko Takenouchi has worked as a professional glass artist in Canada since she came here from Japan in 1993. She holds a degree in design and glassblowing from Tama University in Tokyo. She has exhibited throughout Canada and internationally, and has received numerous awards and scholarships. Her work is held in the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Simon Fraser University, and private collections in Canada, the US, Japan, the UK and the Netherlands.