IOANA STELEA – Experimental Glass Engraving: Light, Volume and Line

IOANA STELEA – Experimental Glass Engraving: Light, Volume and Line

Date: 01/07/2023 - 14/07/2023

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The centuries-old technique of glass engraving encompasses a variety of art media that can easily be integrated into contemporary approaches. Artistic expression can be generated by wheels, diamond points, drills, sandblaster or abrasive materials used in experimental ways. We will learn how to use and mix techniques using the lathe, the flexible shaft and sandblasting.  With a focus on our creative process and compositional thinking we bring ideas and stories on blank pieces of glass to life, and transpose them into single objects, installations or collaborative pieces. Step by step we will discover the basic language of every tool and understand the effects that can be obtained. Experimental glass engraving will also be an important part of the course. Through the use of unconventional materials or tools and plein air engraving new perspectives can be gained. We will work on flat and blown glass, and on special shapes which we create during the course, using the fusing technique. The course is open to all and is centered on spontaneity and experiment.

Ioana Stelea trained in the National University of Arts in Bucharest, and as an Erasmus student in Czech Republic, followed by working with several engraving masters in CZ. Finally, she completed her Ph.D. in Glass Art at the National University of Arts in Bucharest where she now is employed. Ioana is active as an artist, as a researcher and as a teacher of glass engraving. Her work is in public collections and she has made many solo exhibitions as well as participating in group shows.