Pate de Verre with Donna Rice at FOCI MCGA Oct. 18, 2018-Nov. 8, 2018, Minneapolis, MN

Pate de Verre with Donna Rice at FOCI MCGA Oct. 18, 2018-Nov. 8, 2018, Minneapolis, MN

Traditional Pate de Verre (Paste of Glass) is a highly regarded kiln-casting technique in which crushed colored glass is carefully packed into plaster molds with the aid of a liquid binder and fused to create luminescent, solid glass forms. Contemporary Pate de Verre has become more relaxed and inclusive. Aside from the use of crushed glass, few rules remain and artists continue to test the boundaries of this beautiful, ancient art form.

 Donna Rice,  First Blush , 2014. Glass and steel, kiln-cast pate de verre and hand-forged steel, 24″ x 14.5″ x 9″. Photo: Donna Rice.

Donna Rice, First Blush, 2014. Glass and steel, kiln-cast pate de verre and hand-forged steel, 24″ x 14.5″ x 9″. Photo: Donna Rice.

In this class, we will experiment with traditional and contemporary Pate de Verre methods to create bas-relief tiles or small three-dimensional sculptures of your choice. Based on your interest and design, either approach will be encouraged and supported. We’ll further demystify the Pate de Verre process with discussions about various mold materials, binders, glasses and firing schedules.

All levels of experience are welcome.

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 Donna Rice,  Fragility , 2018. Glass, lost wax, kiln-cast pate de verre, hand engraved. 17” x 10.75” x 3.5” Photo: Donna Rice

Donna Rice, Fragility, 2018. Glass, lost wax, kiln-cast pate de verre, hand engraved. 17” x 10.75” x 3.5” Photo: Donna Rice


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Donna Rice is a glass sculptor with more than twenty years of casting experience. Inspired by her own memories of special places and moments in time, Rice sculpts organic forms universal in pure beauty and elegance to evoke a sense of déjà vu or shared experience. This class integrates traditional and contemporary lost wax and pate de verre methods for a fresh new approach to casting.

 Donna Rice,  Violet Tear , 2018. Glass, lost wax, kiln-cast pate de verre, 8.25″ x 5.5″ x 1″. Photo: Donna Rice 

Donna Rice, Violet Tear, 2018. Glass, lost wax, kiln-cast pate de verre, 8.25″ x 5.5″ x 1″. Photo: Donna Rice 

Wax Modeling and Centrifugal Casting October 22-24 (Level 1) and October 25-27 (Level 2), Assamblage School of Contemporary Jewelry, Bucharest, Romania

Wax Modeling and Centrifugal Casting October 22-24 (Level 1) and October 25-27 (Level 2), Assamblage School of Contemporary Jewelry, Bucharest, Romania