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Lisa Pettibone Glass Workshops

Lisa Pettibone Glass Workshops
Address: The Laurels
Goose Green
Gomshall
Guildford
Surrey
Postcode: GU5 9LL
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Telephone: 01483 203 328 Mobile: 07714 587 536
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The sculptural form of my work is the result of observing natural phenomena such as gravity, wind, pressure and energy flow. Glass is an ideal material to record these forces but I am inspired by a variety of materials such as porcelain and plastic. The latter has been useful in playing on a larger scale outdoors.
 
My aim is to create work that becomes part of the environment in which it is placed. Though my work doesn’t directly aim to imitate nature, it seeks to reinforce our connection with it. Often I find ways to subtly camouflage my outdoor pieces by applying mirroring, enamels and sandblasting so the work begins to merge or compliment its surroundings. I use several materials to support the glass such as metal, rubber, concrete and wood.

After working for many years as a graphic designer both in California (my birthplace) and the UK, I went on to receive a first class degree in 3 Dimensional Design in Glass from University College for the Creative Arts in Farnham in 2005. Aside from the work I produce for exhibitions, I am interested in commissions (especially from garden designers) where I can respond to an individual setting, be it foliage or architectural space.

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Contour Series


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Disappear


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Go Ask Alice Mirror


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Holy Trinity Church


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Lost and Found


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Natural Order


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No Illusions


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Speaking in Tongues


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Tenya


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Whisper


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Wings Installation

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Please ring 01483 203 328 for more info or email me with any queries.


2009 Glass Sculpture Workshops

July 3
Glass Fusing, one-day, £75

July 24 and 31
Glass casting £135 (2 day course)

October 30
Glass Fusing, one-day £75

November 6
Fusing–Christmas ornaments & small gifts £75

Group sessions can also be arranged separately for a special day out.
Discounts available for groups of 4 or more.

Join me in the informal setting of my workshop on Burrows Lea Farm in the Surrey Hills to discover the magical qualities of kiln-formed glass making. In small groups of not more than 6, students will learn the fundamentals of fusing and casting glass. Set projects are suggested but each workshop will cater to experience and interest...creativity is encouraged.

The workshops run from 9.30-3.30 on Fridays with a 40-minute break for a light lunch in the workshop (or outside if it's sunny). Alternatively you are welcome to go down the road to enjoy the beautiful village of Shere (3 minutes drive).


Glass Fusing Workshop:


Students usually produce small pendants, tiles or dishes during this one-day course.

  • Glass cutting techniques
  • How glass reacts in the kiln and how it will affect your design
  • Kiln temperatures and programmes including annealing information
  • Glass compatibility – using the right type of glass to ensure stability
  • Using different types of glass to achieve a variety of effects – sheet glass, stringer, frit, dichroic
  • The potential and limits of assembling pieces
  • Preparing your work for the kiln
  • The work will be fired during the following week and can be collected or posted to students (for a small fee)
  • You will be provided with silver or gold tab findings to glue on to pendants or rubber feet for tiles and dishes

Glass Casting Workshop:

Day one covers model and mould-making techniques by producing an open cast paperweight; day two explores creating a 3-D sculpture through the 'lost wax' method.
 

Please ring 01483 203 328 for more info or email me with any queries.

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