Prepare for a tour de force in the kilncasting method of pâte de verre (French for “paste of glass”). In this 5.5-hour Master Class, artist Alicia Lomné guides students in a meticulous exploration of the varied processes she uses to create her signature works.
“Everything that I make,” says Lomné, “is a small reflection of the things that I love most.”
From the class’s beginning to its end, that love shines through. After opening with reflections on the natural splendors that inspire her work, Lomné provides generous instruction in her own studio practices. Students will learn how to succeed with model making, mold pouring, color testing, color mixing, powder design, texture control, firing cycles, coldworking, troubleshooting, and more.
Whatever your experience level, you will benefit from (and likely delight in) the wealth of creative, technical, and personal insights that Alicia Lomné shares in this class.
About the Artist
Alicia Lomné has studied fine arts and glass kilncasting nationwide, dedicating over two decades to exploring techniques in pâte de verre. She shows her extraordinary work in galleries across the U.S. and has taught pâte de verre workshops at The Corning Museum of Glass, Bild-Werk Frauenau (Germany), Anla Glass (Denmark), Creative Glass (Switzerland), Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Crafts, AAE Glass, The Glass Underground, Kandel Studio, Ed Hoy’s International, Warm Glass UK, Weisser Glass Studio, and Bullseye Glass Co. Lomné lives and works in Tacoma, Washington.