Mark Abildgaard
Kiln cast glass sculpture

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Kiln Casting Classes

   I have been teaching classes in kiln casting glass at many different studios and schools including Pilchuck, The Corning Museum of Glass, Red Deer College in Alberta Canada as well as many other private studios around the country.   I offer a class in basic kiln casting where students learn to create simple open face molds from a clay original.  Students in this class learn how to directly sculpt images in clay that can be cast in glass using a simple 50/50 plaster silica mold.  Recently I have started teaching a class using a lost wax casting technique that involves using clay as a one-time mold for creating waxes.   In this class students learn how to press found objects into clay to produce unique forms and textures which can be translated into cast glass.  The molds for this process are built up from several layers of a mold mix containing plaster and silica as well as fiber glass and pearlite.  Both of these classes are open to beginning and advanced students.   My teaching philosophy is to involve students directly by using a hands on approach to each step in the process.  My goal for each class is to give students a solid understanding of what is required to set up their own studio to successfully cast glass on their own.

If you are interested in taking a class from me please check my teaching schedule posted below and contact the appropriate facility.  I will keep up dating this list as new classes are added.  If you have a studio where you would like to host a workshop please contact me directly.

Classes for 2018

I will be offering workshops through the Bullseye Glass Resource Centers in a variety of locations throughout the year. Please follow the link below to see available classes.

Bullseye Glass Company

https://classes.bullseyeglass.com/classes-events.html?instructor=118

February 23 -25

The Glass Underground
167 Washington Valley Rd.
Warren, New Jersey 07059
732-384-7504
https://www.shoptheunderground.com/collections/visiting-artist-workshops/products/lost-wax-glass-casting-with-mark-abildgaard

April 4-6

H&H Glass Studio
47 Glen Carran Cir.  
Sparks NV 89431
775-303-6851    
https://www.hhglassstudio.com/shop

September 24-27

1440 W. 52nd Ave.
Denver, CO 80221
800.525.0940
303.449.8737
https://www.dlartglass.com/education/schedule

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