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Learn Glass Sculpting at Dakshinachitra

English: Mitchell Wren sculpting hot blown glass

DakshinaChitra heritage centre is organizing a two day workshop on Glass sculpting for adults. Srinivasa Raghavan – the resource person, an expert in this field had his training in scientific glass blowing and has been in the field for over 25 years.

Participants will learn to make sculptures of human figures and animals using soft glass. This technique is safe and suited for beginners.

Conveyance to and from DakshinaChitra, on the staff van, will be provided.

Cost

The workshop fee: 1200/- (Inclusively of material, refreshment and transportation only)

 When:

Saturday 10 March  –  Sunday 11 March
10:30 AM  –  5:30 PM
What:

Workshop On “Glass Sculpting”
Where:

Dakshinchitra Heritage Centre
East Coast Road
Muttukadu
Chennai
Contact:

24918943

Melting Glass with Sunshine to Make Elegant Droplets

We came across this unique and innovative approach in making glass jewelry with recycled glass. Though the jewelry is made in Minneapolis, USA, the technique impressed us to write about it.  It made us remember the  designs we had experimented with broken glass bangles. With  love for designer accessories and artificial jewelry making waves in our daily life, this is a real catchy concept.

Melting Glass with Sunshine

Methods and Techniques

Glass is melted in the intense heat at the focal point of the giant lens. Gravity and surface tension pull the glass into a lobe that cools as it falls and stretches into the Sundrop shape.

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