Renowned international glassmaker to deliver Falmouth masterclass
The renowned Dutch glassmaker, JanHein van Stiphout, is to
deliver a masterclass in the craft of glassmaking as part
of University College Falmouth's programme of short
JanHein van Stiphout is an autonomous glass artist and instructor
in glass techniques based in the Netherlands, whose work features
in many international museum collections.
His reputation has been established through his ability to
create ultra fragile and flexible creations from glass.
This intensive four-day workshop will be held from 24 to
27 September at University College Falmouth's Design
Centre at its Tremough Campus in Penryn.
It will cover a variety of technical processes including
tack and full fusing, using Artista, Bullseye, System 96 and
float compatible glasses. The course will also feature small
scale glass casting from organic objects and egg shell pate
de verre techniques, as well as an exploration of the theory
behind kiln firing, annealing and glass compatibility.
"I am delighted that University College Falmouth
has attracted such an internationally recognised glass artist
to the Design Centre at Tremough," explains Lecturer
on the College's BA(Hons) in Contemporary Crafts, Gayle
Matthias. "Over the past ten years there has been
a great deal of technological progress in the studio glass
movement and this is reflected in the kiln formed glass facilities
at the College's Design Centre and in the innovative
glass work that is being created by our undergraduates."
The workshop is suitable for beginners and the more experienced
glass maker wishing to broaden their technical skills.
University College Falmouth is a founding partner in the
Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC), a unique initiative
to promote regional economic regeneration through higher education.
The CUC is funded mainly by the European Union (Objective
One), the South West Regional Development Agency, and the
Higher Education Funding Council for England, with support
from Cornwall County Council.
For more information about the short course, please visit
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or telephone 01326 214399.
For more information about BA(Hons) Contemporary Crafts,
please visit www.falmouth.ac.uk,
or telephone 01326 214356 for the full-time option or 01326
214357 for the part-time route.
The Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) is celebrating its tenth
anniversary this year, and JanHein van Stiphout's masterclass
is being promoted as part of a series of events taking place
prior to the Looking into Glass conference, to be held at
the Eden Project on 29 and 30 September. For further details,
For further information about this press release, please
contact Jilly Easterby, Head of Public Affairs, University
College Falmouth on 01326 213792 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the
Isles of Scilly has invested in the Combined Universities
in Cornwall (CUC) project, both Phase 1 and Phase 2, through
the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European
Social Fund (ESF). University College Falmouth is a partner
of the CUC.
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