Tuesday, July 28, 2009

David Reekie's Masterclass in Cast Glass

10 artists spent 4 days with David Reekie learning his particular techniques of casting glass and his techniques for colouring and firing the work.
We had a great time and David was a great tutor. We worked continuously and ended up with a piece of work out of the kiln Saturday, and our second peice will be ready to take out of the kiln on Friday.
We had two glass artists from Canberra, Kirsty Rea and Maggie Hickey, and the rest of us from South Australia, including Tim Shaw and Kris Carter.
we also had some wine tastings from Ian Charlton's vinyard and lunch provided for us on Saturday and Sunday and a dinner Saturday night in town after class.
We also attended Gabriella Bissetto's group exhibition opening at Flinders University City Gallery called "Not Absolutely".in Adelaide.
Gabriella is the head of the Glass Department at UNISA and with the assistance of Helpmann and Bullseye Glass we were treated to a great Master-class workshop.
Shaun also arrived home from Turkey, Friday morning, so we met up with him after I came home from the Exhibition.
Our granddaughter was also competing at the Invitational Gymnastics on Saturday so I missed out seeing her come 3rd overall in Level 5 National stream Gymnastics. Her team came 1st in the team event as well.
And to top off a busy weekend, we watched a couple of hours of live TV on Tour de France so all in all it was a very exhausting 4 days.
It was great to have Shaun back home after his grand adventure but he is leaving for PNG tomorrow, to go back to work.


Linda Starr said...

Hope we get so see your glass sculptures. so glad your son made it back from his trip safe and sound.

judsculpt said...

Thanks Linda, it was good to have him home for a couple of days before he went back to work.
Just saw your plates and I especially love your possom plate.