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"Investing in the Multiple" course at Pilchuck Glass School

  • Pilchuck Glass School 1201- 316th Street Northwest Stanwood, WA, 98292 United States (map)

Moldmaking, Kiln Forming, Kilncasting, Printmaking, Digital Applications

Exploring the intersection between positive and negative impressions, this course will combine historic and contemporary moldmaking and printmaking techniques. Translating surface and form into cast-glass printing plates, students will learn the fundamentals of rubber moldmaking, slumping, fusing, and investment casting alongside vitreography and hand printing. Students will identify the benefits of urethane versus silicone rubbers, and build skills using plaster, wax, and plastic components both open-face and in the round.



Ruby Dorchester is a Denver glass artist and sculptor working with moldmaking and cast glass. Her work draws on her inherent curiosity of the natural world and the patterning that occurs within nature and the human form. Hannah Smith is a Boston printmaker interested in the intersection of imagery and materiality. Previously awarded residencies at Zea Mays Printmaking, Massachusetts, and Pilchuck Glass School, she is coordinating a collection of essays on the topic of vitreography.