PATRICK ROTH – Glass Cutting: In the Beginning Was the Egg

PATRICK ROTH – Glass Cutting: In the Beginning Was the Egg

Date: 01/07/2023 - 08/07/2023

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The traditional oval basic shape is our starting point. During the cold processing of glass, this shape results in natural movement sequences that we want to deal with in this course. We playfully learn specific shape changes using lathe, saw and flatbed grinder, but without neglecting the oval shape and its materiality. We also want to incorporate optical aspects such as reflection and refraction into our pieces, which can result from the glass base formed on the furnace. The resulting multidimensionality offers an exciting contrast to our original form, the glass egg. This course is open to everybody. However, basic knowledge of cold working glass is an advantage.

Patrick Roth has been working with glass for over 20 years. After his apprenticeship as a glass refiner at the Zwiesel (D) Glass Technical College and the acquisition of the master craftsman’s certificate in 2005 he has worked, among other things, as a workshop manager at J. & J. Lobmeyr in Vienna and as a teacher at the Vocational College for glass-ceramic design in Rheinbach (D). His work can be seen in numerous exhibitions across Europe. He has been running his own studio in Bregenz at Lake Constance (A) since 2016.