Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Pilchuck Glass School
Last year I was wondering what I could do to inject some freshness in to my work practice. I fancied an intensive drawing course or a residency and I wasn't sure where to start. Then by chance I got a fantastic invitation - I know other artists who do this stuff all the time but I haven't had many invitations and no grants or assistance - this invitation was from the creative director of Pilchuck Glass School, I had never heard of it and never considered working with hot glass. However after much dialogue and course writing with strangers over the internet I am Seattle bound! I soon learned that Pilchuck is a mecca for glass artists, so I'm really chuffed to be considered. This is a skills exchange gig so I'll be learning alot and maybe getting bitten by the hot glass bug whilst embarking on some experimental chandelier construction. Secretly I love to leap right out of my comfort zone, which this definitely will be. If I can work out blogging on the go I shall keep you posted.