Designing for the Marketplace

Rob Stern and Ondrej Novotny

This will be a unique class and rare opportunity to work together with Czech and American master glassmakers from complementary backgrounds. Designers and makers from various fields will be working daily together with the instructors (gaffers) both individually and
collectively to develop personal ideas. From conceptualizing to designing, and prototyping to finishing, you will be creating works with the potential for further production as well as a session end exhibition.

By surveying a wide variety of hot glass techniques and immersing yourself in the process of glass making you will get a comprehensive overview of how glassblowing works, which processes are ideal for specific projects, and how to create molds for efficient production purposes. Projects in lighting,

Tableware, and sculptural work will be assigned along with research of resource material and pericipation
in daily critical discussions which will result in the improvement of your ability to understand how the
glass can work for you. Emphasis will be on how to design, develop, and realize a signature series that
will be intended for the marketplace.

The workshop fee includes, lunch and workshop materials specified by the tutor. Please click here for information about the campus, rules and regulations, accommodation options and transportation info.

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Ondrej Novotny

Ondrej Novotny is the youngest son of internationally renowned glassmaker Petr Novotny, who was one of the pioneers of glass studio­movement in the eighties.

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Rob Stern

Over his 25 year career in glass, Rob Stern studied extensively and has worked with the most accomplished glass artists and masters throughout the world. His work has been installed, exhibited, and collected in Europe, Asia and United States. He...

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