“MASKS AND MORE” with Lois Manno
Renowned glass artist, and Modeling Glass product inventor, Lois Manno will conduct a 3-day class, “Masks and More,” at This Little Light Glass Art Studios. “Glass Bird Studios” founder Lois Manno has been a professional artist and author for the last 30 years. During her college years in Texas, she studied Drawing & Painting, and has illustrated books for numerous publishers.
By combining powdered glass with a dry binder, water, and a liquid medium, Lois Manno has developed class with her Modeling Glass™ system that turns messy powder into a manageable material with the consistency of clay. With this system, students are able to create three dimensional objects without the labor intensive steps involved in pate de verre, as no molds are involved or freezing required. Similar to clay, the material can be thinned with water into a paste or formed into a shape and dried before firing. Likewise, the need to coldwork has practically been eliminated as all clean up can be done with sandpaper before the firing!
In this 3-day class, Lois will teach her method of mixing Modeling Glass™ and students will learn, step-by-step, how to use the material to make their own realistic glass feathers. Students will also be introduced to other ways of working with Modeling Glass along with understanding how to do things quickly and easily that would normally take many hours of studio time.
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to learn from an industry innovator and amazing teacher!