here are just a few images from a residency I recently completed at the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood WA. I thought i was being so good and taking photos of everything along the way but i don't think any amount of photos i have really could give you an idea of how amazing my time up there was. Looking back at what I actually have as far as images to post it doesn't seem like much and certainly does not do the residency justice as far as how much i learned and how amazing everyone was that we got to work with.
there was a group of six artists as part of the residency- Cappy Thompson, Charlie Parriott, April Surgent, Jaraslov Sara, Pavlina Cambalova, and Myself. the focus of the residency was really glass engraving and trying to carry on the information that is getting lost. three of us were expert glass engravers and three of us were novice engravers. we really wanted to cover a lot of ground for how much time we had- stone wheel, copper wheel, and diamond wheel engraving as well as maintenance of the lathe and mounting different wheels to spindles. i have to say we at least touched on all of these points- we really worked together and covered a lot of ground. on top of engraving we also covered enameling on glass and different printing techniques to use with the engravings we were all working on.