Workshop | Summer 2020 at Pittsburgh Glass Center - "Plasma Vessel with Glass Solder" and "It's about the Light" Plasma in the Hot Shop
Workshop | Neon for Installation & Mind Control - Ranjit Bhatnagar & Sarah Blood, July 27-August 13, 2019
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Over the last 30 years Ed Biggar and David Svenson have been sharing their knowledge independently and together making illuminated glass objects come to life. How do they do this? Come join us for a two-day indepth workshop. Ed and David invite flame workers and all to experience the amazing world of noble gasses contained in glass producing the magic world of “Plasma”. This class will be an exciting introduction to the basic techniques used to get lightening bolts and otherworldly glowing effects in your hollow glass forms from the experts. Bring your own hollow glass creations to the class (instructors will provide requirements via email) or make them here and let the magic happen. All this is done with single, double or no electrode technology using radio frequency power supplies. Let the noble NEON, ARGON, KRYPTON and XENON be with us! Add a bit of Tesla technology and YOUR glass skills and you will be on your way to following the light! This workshop is a “must” for those of you working with hollow glass creations. The “Ed and Dave” photo presentation will be brought to you by the MUSEUM OF NEON ART (MONA), Glendale,CA At the end of class the student will have the opportunity to illuminate their work and take home at least one finished piece. All processes will be demonstrated with as much hands-on as possible.
Class Limit: 12 Seats
Category: Flame Working
Additional Class Materials Fee: $275
(paid directly to instructor on-site)
Additional Class Materials Fee Includes: Electrodes, power supply, glass, gases. Other supplies will be available at an extra cost if desired.
Students Must Bring: Didymium glasses, personal flame work tools, note taking materials, hollow form (instructor will contact by email with specifications). Instructor will have a selection of basic tools for class use.
Repeated Class Numbers: HG-FR-64-A&B
Image: Return to Hieroglyphics by James Akers
Welcome to Taming Lightning, I'm Percy Echols II. I'm the creator and host of Taming Lightning, as well as the emerging plasma tech at Pittsburgh Glass Center, where I'm researching and developing a space to explore Plasma and Neon Light as an Artist Medium.