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Visiting Artists

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!


Upcoming Classes 

Jim Weiler

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.

www.jimweiler.com

Sculpted Slumping Molds w/ Jim Weiler
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Sculpted Slumping Molds w/ Jim Weiler
from 215.00

Learn to make your own slumping molds in this two day workshop at Chicago Glass Collective.  Carve and shape your way to unique and custom slumping solutions.  Never be stuck with a boring slumping mold again!

In this class we will cut and carve custom slumping molds designed by the students.  We will cover safe material handling and preparation and will consider slumping problems and firing solutions pertaining to each unique design.

Saturday and Sunday, October 20 - 21

10am-4pm each day 

$225 non-members

$215 members

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Go With the Flow w/ Jim Weiler
from 300.00

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 

$315 non-members

$300 members

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Previous visiting artists include:

Jeffrey Sarmiento, Carrie Iverson,  Jim WeilerKathryn Wightman,

Devin French and Carol Milne.