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Writing in Glass – A Three Day Project
June 11 @ 11:00 am - June 12 @ 4:00 pm
Priority for N.E. based Squad writers. If you are N.E. based, sign up by this Friday (20th) – sign-ups will then be open to writers in all locations of all Squads.
Over a series of three days (Saturday 11, Sunday 12 and Saturday 18 of June) you’ll get a chance to develop your writing practice against glass fusion techniques. This project will focus on distortion, tension, colour and the tactile world. We’ll be thinking about thing-power, the importance of scrap in our writing and our handling of the world around us.
Alongside glass artist Anna Selway we’ll look at different applications of frit, stringer and ribbon. On the Saturday we will familiarise ourself with the museum, and have a gander and play of the space we’ll be working in. The National Glass Centre is a historic venue right next to Sunderland’s old shipyard and metres away from St Peter’s Church. On Sunday we’ll work primarily with our glass pieces, applying materials to our glass pieces. Then on the following Saturday, we will receive our fused glassworks back from the kiln, and will work on binding (yes binding glass!), arranging and exhibiting them.
This project will take place in the National Glass Centre in Sunderland, so priority will first go to writers based in the North East, before we open it up to other Squad members. The project will run from approximately 11am-4pm over the three days. If you are not based locally, accommodation can be provided. If you will need accommodation for the night of the 11th of June, please email Billie on firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.
You don’t need ANY prior experience to be part of this project, just an open-mind, and a love/desire to work with the tactile world. This is a fantastic opportunity to work interdisciplinary with a fantastic glass artist and a brilliant space.