Robert Oddy's masterful illusions: achieving depth and drama in stained glass

by Ken Hashagen
(Portland, OR USA)



Join us this fall for Robert Oddy's return to the Uroboros glass factory to teach a challenging, "hands on" class for the intermediate and advanced glass artist.

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Where: Uroboros Glass, 2139 N. Kerby Avenue Portland, OR 97227 (503-284-4900)
When: September 12th and 13th, 2009...9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day
Includes: daily lunches and soft drinks (please let us know of any dietary restrictions)
Also Includes: A pre-class glass kit sent to each participant (valued at $160)
Having the project pieces cut and foiled before the class begins, sets the stage for Robert's magic to happen. Bring all your pieces to class.
Tools to bring: glass hand tools, soldering iron

Maximum Enrollment: 10
Price: $475

Englishman Robert Oddy achieves a delicacy and sense of movement in his work. His originality lies in his ability to depict natural settings that are not "cartoonish" but are fleshed out. This is done by careful selection and use of glass,using textures judiciously and employing techniques like plating, overlays, engraving and etching.

For these two days, he will share his expertise, honed over the years, taking you step-by-step through his planning, strategies and glass selections.

Teaching this class here, at the Uroboros factory, provides rare and wonderful access to some of the world's finest hand-crafted glasses.

Each student receives a glass kit with step-by-step instructions. Cut and foil some of the basic pieces before class so that the focus can be on the tips, tricks and secrets of creating something extraordinary. Everyone goes home with a finished project.

What others have to say about his work:

"...can I tell you how humbled I am by your work and how incredibly impressive it is?! Like you, I am primarily inspired by wildlife and nature but you have taken it to greater heights. You are truly an inspiration..."

...I am inspired! What gorgeous work!!! Oh, to one day be even a fraction as good as that! That is what I find so amazing about all of this - to create just beautiful "paintings" with glass pieces. To me, it takes much more talent to be able to do that in glass. As a painter, I know...

This will be an interesting and fun event-not to be missed!

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