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2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

GLAS 223 Glassblowing: Color and Glass

College of Art, Media & Design School of Art

3 credits 90.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

This class will focus on the use of color in both functional and sculptural glasswork. Color chemistry, the history of color development, and trends in color use in contemporary glass production will be studied. The practices of creating component parts and of assembling complex, technically-sound and chemically-stable glass objects will take place in the glass hot shop, with finishing work done in the coldworking studio. Topics to be covered will include: compatibility testing and appraisal, cane-pulling techniques for both latitudinal and longitudinal caning design, proper application of cane in hot glass work, color overlay techniques, Incalmo, or fused bubble techniques, Swedish overlay, Ariel overlay, and fire-polishing techniques.

Prerequisites Complete 12 credits from subjects IMAG, TIME, OBJT and ENVI or FYWT*101 or FYWT*112

This course may be repeated for credit.