Sunday 18th February 2018
Strip Cutting and Cold-Working Kilnformed Glass with Steve Immerman will be the latest in our lecture series held at our studios in Bristol. The talk will be held on Sunday 18th February, starting at 2pm and will be followed by a Q+A session.
The artist will be delivering a talk about a style of kiln-forming that he has developed extensively - Strip Cutting and Cold-Working Kilnformed Glass. We are very excited to be welcoming him to the UK!
Although a native New Yorker, Steve Immerman has lived in the Midwest for over 40 years. He has been working in glass for 36 years, the last 23 years exclusively with kilnformed glass. Immerman uses glass art as a respite from his more left brain and stressful career as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist.
He recognizes many parallels between kilnformed glass and surgery. “They each involve technical skill and precise planning in preparation for the portion of the process where the elements are left alone to heal (in the case of surgery) or fuse (with kilnformed glass). Both processes require intense knowledge of what is expected to happen, and neither allow much margin for error. Both combine science and art.”
Depending on the particular piece, the glass Immerman uses may be transparent or opalescent; textured or smooth; glossy or satiny. A common theme in Immerman’s art is his use of geometric shapes, and, as one juror described his work, his ”…clean form and patterning.” He successfully juxtaposes wild, chaotic design elements with serene backgrounds and geometric regularity.
Please arrive from 1:30pm, so that we can start promptly at 2pm.
Your £12 is payment to attend and not a deposit. No ticket will be issued, we will keep a register of all bookings. Please select 'Collect in Person' as the delivery option as nothing will be posted out.