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Glass Break: After the Fire
Afternoon speaker series

Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Glass Break is the new mid-day series of conversations with artists and thinkers, giving their insights into the works of art on view at Museum of Glass. Each conversation will look at the specific processes used to create the works of Albert Paley, Michael Taylor and Dale Chihuly, from how one creates distinct shapes in cold glass to the influence of the medium of glass in the art world.  

These 30-minute talks are held every Thursday starting at noon in the MOG theater. Bring your own food, or grab a bite from Choripan, the museum café.

Admission is $5. Soft drinks, water, and cookies provided.


This week's lecture: After the Fire

The process of making glass art doesn’t end when we take it off the blowpipe. Meet MOG cold worker Kristen Elliot for a discussion about what happens after glass cools down.

Sculpting glass in a cooled state can involve cutting, polishing and grinding the glass with specific tools and working methods. An important part of the glassmaking process, it can inform sculptural forms and become an inspiration in creating a new work.

The glass work process of coldworking informs and defines elements of the work of Michael Taylor, seen in the exhibition, Traversing Parallels. Currently on view at the Museum of Glass. this discussion will include the importance of structure, light and transparency in Taylor’s work.

Learn more about our other upcoming Glass Break lectures HERE.


Location: Theater
Calendar: MOG Calendar
Category: Lectures
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