RISD Glass Hot Nights

RISD Glass Hot Nights

A weekly event that invites the RISD community into the Glassblowing Studio to observe technical glassmaking.  7-10 pm, Metcalf Building, 4th Floor, Hot shop

Hot Nights will pursue the theme of History of Glass Technology: demonstrations of time and place for Fall 2014.  This weekly programming, performed on Wednesdays from 7-10 pm, will demonstrate techniques, processes, forms, and styles unique to a geographical location and period, and significant in the evolution of glassmaking.  Collaborative experiments with digital fabrication courses will coalesce with historical demonstrations to explore how traditional systems of making intersect with new technologies    More to come!

9/17:  Glass of the Caesars, techniques of the Roman Empire
9/24:  Glass of the Dark Ages, techniques of Medieval Europe
10/1:  Glass of the Sultans, Islamic Glass Production
10/8:  Venice and Renaissance Europe
10/15: Collaboration with “Advanced Computing : Digital Fabrication” course (Location TBA)
10/22: Collaboration with “Advanced Computing : Digital Fabrication” course (Location TBA)
11/5:   Glass of China
11/12: Collaboration with “Advanced Computing : Digital Fabrication” course
11/19: Collaboration with “Advanced Computing : Digital Fabrication” course
12/3:   Glass of Modernity

9/24: Glass of the Dark Ages, techniques of Medieval Europe
9/24: Glass of the Dark Ages, techniques of Medieval Europe

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