Experiments in Glass

in Glass
with Jon Chapman
Art 448 Lab 004 | May 26-June 17, 2015
MTW, 9am-5pm, 1165 Art Lofts
During this four-week course students will obtain a foundation of glass
working skills allowing them to begin to communicate their ideas through
the medium. Glassblowing, Flameworking, Coldworking, and Hot Casting
will be demonstrated and explained in coordination with student’s individual
endeavors. Artists working in other mediums who are curious about glass
or how to incorporate it into their work are encouraged to take this class.
We will aim for three completed pieces by the end of the course that will
carry both a technical prowess and a personalized vision. Students who are
currently immersed in working with glass are also encouraged to take this
class. Here, we will work individually to set technical and conceptual goals.
Students will approach this as an opportunity to expand on current ideas or
to experiment with new approaches that will inform their studio practice and
add to their portfolio.
About the Lecturer
Jon Chapman draws upon the similarities
between mechanical processes and human
emotion in his work. He holds a B.F.A. in
glass and glass sculpture from the School for
American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of
Technology. Chapman has taught at the National
College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland,
Osaka University of the Arts in Osaka, Japan,
The Penland School of Craft, and the Pilchuck
Glass School.
His recent exhibitions include “Pink” at Lorimoto
Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, “Works on Paper From
the American Midwest” at the Gail Art Museum
in Korea, Glass Artist of the New North at the
Bergstrom Mahler Museum in Neenah, WI, and
Breakable at the Heller Gallery in New York.
Chapman’s work has been published in New
Technologies in Glass (A&C Black, 2012) and New
Glass Review 36 (2015). Currently he teaches at
The University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point.
E.H.L 973 624
Blown Glass, Steel, Iron Oxide, Pump
10’ x 10’ x 2’