Michael Dupille Presents: When the Frit hits the Fan
by Uroboros Glass
(Portland, OR USA)
This is an exciting “procedures and process” class filled with step-by-step instruction that teaches you how to use frit and powders in new and surprising ways. Be prepared to build on your Basic Fritography skills or add them to your skillset because Michael has an arsenal of tips, tricks and tools to share with you.
You will be designing and creating components Michael calls “Frit Sticks” and “Vitrios.” You will be making unusually shaped panels using his specialized dam methods. And he is also promising to teach his newly developed “Scratch and Frit” process with you as well. This class event promises to be fun, fact-filled and customized to your level of interest and experience.
Uroboros is again proud to host Michael's class offering each participant a personalized factory tour and class access to every color and frit size we make. Join us to experience the ambience of being in a working glass factory and take advantage of Special Event Shopping in our racks.
Sign up here: firstname.lastname@example.org Where: Uroboros Glass, 2139 N. Kerby Avenue Portland, OR 97227 (503-284-4900 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 503-284-4900 end_of_the_skype_highlighting)
When: February 11th, 12th and 13th...(2011) 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day
Includes: Daily lunches and soft drinks (please let us know of any dietary restrictions)
Provided: Kilns and kiln furniture, digital projector, grinders, scroll saws, propane torches, hair dryers/heat guns, fiber paper, frits, powders and sheet glass
Tools to bring: favorite glass tools, notebook, small paint brushes, hairspray (pump or aerosol), a dustmask or respirator, cameras are fine but no video please
Maximum Enrollment: 10
Michael, a talented animator, illustrator, printer and mixed media artist, has been working with glass extensively since the early 80's. He has developed and refined his technique of "Fritography" which is painting with crushed glass or frit. His expertise also extends to mold making and kiln casting large sculptures.