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Hot Glass Casting

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Keith Dougall is a passionate glass artist and educator who manages, practices and teaches at the Poatina Glass Studio. With over 25 years experience, he loves sharing the mystery and joy of working with molten glass with others. Keith's art work often tends to be on the challenging side of things, usually involving the production of large numbers of kiln-formed or blown glass components that together form part of larger installations - often exploring themes of human existence, community and faith.
You can see some of his recent public art commissions at his website and

Lydia Brichta was fascinated by glass blowing when she first saw it while cycling round the Isle of Wight. She stayed watching whilst the rest of the group cycled on! Later she did a short glass blowing course through Sydney College of The Arts and then got a job working as an apprentice /assistant glass blower to glass artist Robert Wynne in Manly. Lydia went back to being a Vet after 3 years but continued glass as a hobby. She got back into glass-blowing (after a time of concentrating on Vetting) when invited by Keith to Poatina a few years ago. Lydia continues to explore her art practice and faith with help from Poatina Arts & Annandale Creative Arts Centre in Sydney.

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Hot Glass Casting

What can you imagine making from glass? So many possibilities! We’ll explore how to turn our ideas into reality by shaping sand moulds and ladling molten glass into them.

Design and make glass pieces, then make metal armatures (stands) to display them.

Maybe you’ve been watching glass blowing in the Poatina Glass Studio or on Netflix? Maybe you’ve had a go? This year our Glass Studio will be home to this fabulous Casting Elective. If you were hoping for more Glass Blowing, why not try Glass Casting this year? Come along and take part in this exciting art form using the same kiln. Make sure to leave space in your suitcase to take your Glass pieces home!

No skill or experience required.

Max & min numbers apply, make sure you indicate a second choice of afternoon elective when registering in case your first choice is unavailable.

Additional Fee $360

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