Texas Tech University, School of Visual Arts
Kiln Formed Glass – Instructor: Gail Stouffer, MAE
We are a diverse group of educators and students with a wide array of two-dimensional and three-dimensional artistic backgrounds. Prior to this class, none of us had any formal training in glass. In our three weeks of class, we were given a wealth of technical knowledge, artistic inspiration and classroom application.
We explored the many aspects of glass, which included functional, sculptural, conceptual, and decorative works. This includes casting, slumping, fusing and screen-printing, just to name a few. Individually, we learned to adapt the material to our specific artistic voices. We can now confidentially present kiln formed glass in a classroom environment, appropriately modifying the content to the student level.
Through the body of work we created in 3 weeks, our ideologies and personal histories were skillfully conveyed in this new medium.