John Littleton and Kate Vogel: Casting Master Class
Friday, October 1: 1pm-4pm
Saturday, October 2: 10am-12pm & 1pm-4pm
Sunday, October 3: 12pm-4pm
In this weekend intensive workshop, students will create a cast glass version of their own hand. John Littleton and Kate Vogel will demonstrate and teach how they make the cast glass hands in their artwork. Through a series of different mold making techniques and wax sculpting, participants will be able to complete the steps necessary to create a one of a kind glass version of their own hand.
About the Artists
John Littleton and Kate Vogel are American studio glass artists who work and reside in Bakersville, North Carolina, USA. Their life’s work in glass is the subject of Bergstrom-Mahler’s exhibit, Between Us: A Retrospective of Work by John Littleton and Kate Vogel
They began collaborating on their first glass pieces in 1979 after meeting as art students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. John’s father, Harvey Littleton, was a professor of art at the same university and is widely known as the father of the American Studio Glass Movement. Besides growing up around Harvey’s glass art during the early glass movement, John and Kate were exposed to the works of Harvey’s colleagues, Dale Chihuly, Fritz Dreisbach, Erwin Eisch, and Marvin Lipofsky.
John and Kate’s glass works can be seen in private and public collections in North America, Europe and Asia. Features on their work have appeared in various publications—such as The Washington Post, The New York Times and Christian Science Monitor—and on NC Weekend UNCTV and CBS Sunday Morning.
While continuing their glass work, John and Kate taught casting and blowing at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and held workshops at the University of North Carolina–Wilmington. They have given and continue to give lectures at numerous universities and art museums.
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