This course will introduce you to the potential of molten glass as a creative material through the process of “Hot” casting into sand moulds.
You will have the opportunity to ladle glass straight from the furnace and pour into prepared “open faced” sand moulds made with found and sculpted objects. This is the most direct method to create your own solid sculptural forms in glass. No previous glass working experience required and all materials are provided. Feel free to bring in your own objects to press in the sand. Appropriate footwear is a must: leather boots preferred, leather shoes acceptable; No open toed shoes or sandals! We have rooms to rent at €25 per night.
Keith Alan Seybert
Keith Alan Seybert received masters’ degrees in Sculpture, and Glass and Ceramics from Washington University, St. Louis in 1987 and 1995. He has led numerous workshops in a variety of glass and sculpture techniques in the US, Europe and beyond. From 1999 to 2001 he was a Senior Researcher at the Royal College of Art, London, where he headed an in-depth examination of investment type refractory moulds for casting glass and. bronze; a topic he has lectured on at many international venues including 2002 and 2009 at the annual conference of the Glass Art Society. He currently lives in Ireland and works in his Blarney studio.