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Auction Gala and Celebration of Glass

Cow Skull | Glass art created by Dan McStocker | Liquid Glass Company

ARTISTS ARE STUDENTS OF LIFE

The Pilchuck Glass School helps novice, inspiring and professional artists, such as myself, explore the creative use of glass in art and design. Each summer Pilchuck offers three dozen, one to three week courses designed to help participants expand their skills working with established artists and instructors. This past summer I had the wonderful opportunity to work with world renowned glass artists from Italy, an experience I will never forget.

My participation with Pillchuck courses and workshops have helped me explore my art fueling incredible growth in my artistic design and insight. I am proud to participate in The Pilchuck Glass School Auction Gala and Celebration Of Glass event. The connection they form between artists, supporters and accomplished glassmakers is priceless.

My artwork included in this auction is titled, "Cow Skull" It is blown, cold-worked, hot-sculpted and sandblasted glass.

Please visit my website to view an online catalog of my other glass art.

 

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Complete Composition - An American & Italian Glass Blower Collaboration

Photo on left is Dan McStocker finishing work using new techniques learned in workshop. Photo on the right: Instructors and students working together.A Historical Event

I recently attended a workshop hosted by Pilchuck Glass School called "Composzione Completo" (Complete Composition). This was a collaboration between American & Italian glass sculptors as well as Italian cold working masters.

This was the first time the Italians came to the United States for a collaboration with a female glass artist. It was such an honor to see Shelley collaborating with the Italians for the first time in the United States. The Ferro brothers and their cold working technique brought glass to a whole new level. It has proven to be one of my favorite workshops to date. 

The Workshop - Composizione Completo

THE COURSE INSTRUCTORS WERE

GLASSBLOWING, SCULPTING AND CUTTING

This double class made full use of the hot shop and cold shop. I was given the opportunity to learn a wide range of techniques including complex murrine, graal, torchwork, inside sculpting and garage assembly methods. The cold shop techniques included incisco, battuto, cutting and polishing for further defining forms and refining texture and coloration.

Dan McStocker with Italian Maestro Davide Salvadore, glassblower and glass sculptor.

FINAL THOUGHTS

Working with Shelley and our Italian friends was an enormous inspiration for me. I have brought home with me many great experiences and new techniques that I look forward to incorporating into my glass art.

I am particularly proud of the praise and encouragement offered to me by Davide for my technique. This photo is of Davide and I holding two of the cow skulls I created using techniques learned during the workshop.

 

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