5 week Hot Glass for Professional Improvers (May 2019) — Overview
A five week evening course designed to give you the confidence to hire hot glass studios to make your own work. These sessions are aimed at practicing makers (including recent graduates), who are capable of independently making wonderful glassware. This course offers you bespoke training and assistance that is specific to your practice and individual needs alongside the ability to produce your own work.
The course is restricted to 4 students, allowing 2 to a bench at all times. This means that you will have an assistant in your fellow student, and access to a highly skilled professional tutor with each piece you make.
Location: Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place
Start Time: 17:45
End Time: 20:45
Start Date: 08/05/2019
End Date: 05/06/2019
This course is aimed at makers who wish to create their own work for sale, while receiving expert training and advice aimed specifically at improving the speed, professionalism and quality of your work.
Basic glass materials are provided but you must purchase your own glass for personal project work, this can be arranged through the tutor.
It is a very hot studio so please dress accordingly - cotton tops are advisable. Trousers – linen, cotton, jeans and work boots are required. Hair must be tied back. Please bring a pen and notebook to each session.
Please note that all courses are subject to student numbers and will only run if sufficient numbers are achieved. Plymouth College of Art reserves the right to cancel a course if insufficient student numbers are recruited.
Ian Hankey & Ben Lintell
Ian is a graduate of the Royal College of Art, and has received many international design awards. He ran the glass department at the RCA for seven years and has worked as a freelance designer maker for Habitat, Dartington Crystal and Caithness Glass. He has had over 70 designs put into production, some of which are still produced nearly 20 years later. He managed Teign Valley Glass for four years evolving them into a highly successful contemporary glass studio.
Ben is a graduate of Plymouth College of Art and in a very short space of time, has become a very successful glassmaker, producing outstanding work. He has worked closely with Ian in the delivery of short courses and has proved to be a naturally talented and gifted maker. Together, Ben and Ian can offer a unique opportunity, to facilitate your needs as a professional glassmaker.