We periodically invite guest artists to our studio to teach classes and present artist talks about their work and process.
Check back for announcements of upcoming classes and lectures!
Jim is an artist residing in central Illinois that has a passion for glass and the process of crafting fine works. With a sculptural background from Bowling Green State University and an MFA in glass from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, he has pushed the boundaries of form and pattern through an exploration of techniques and design.
In addition to his professional private practice, Jim enjoys teaching his favorite techniques to students from the United States and around the world.
Explore the fundamentals of glass flow, manipulation, and displacement while capturing movement within the glass using color. The process will involve learning volume calculations, working with refractory materials, and writing firing schedules. Basic coldworking methods will also be covered. You will make two pieces and leave the class with enough information to keep experimenting with this versatile technique on your own. No prerequisites, but glass cutting experience is recommended.
Saturday and Sunday, November 17-18
10am-4pm each day