Sunday 9 September 2012
I have been neglecting this blog and it is time to update you on my work for the past four months! In May I had the great opportunity of participating in a master class with the French glass artist Marie-Odile Savigny that took place at The Glass Furnace in Istanbul ,Turkey. In the few weeks I was there I met some wonderful Turkish and international artists who were incredibly welcoming and stimulating, and this created a wonderful exchange of ideas. Marie-Odile demonstrated Kiln casting techniques which involved the creation of a core, and this enabled the application of texture within a shape. She also taught us self developed techniques to save materials and speed up some of the steps of mould making. All this new knowledge will be directly applicable to my practice and will open up new possibilities. Here are a few pictures of my time in Istanbul that will describe my experience.