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Vitrigraph Design & Demonstration, Portland

March 24 @ 2:00 am 4:00 pm PDT

Sunday March 24th, 2-4pm.
4110 NE Fremont Street, Portland, Oregon

Mrch 24th 2-4:30. Join me for a FREE Vitirgraph introduction and design class at Artistic Portland, 4110 NE Fremont Street, Portland, Oregon. Learn how to design the pot and explore my special tools. If you have a vitrigraph come and receive a FREE pot of 3-5 pounds of black glass shards for stringer pulls. Members of the PNW Glass Guild can also pick up free stringers.

I will have pot design handouts. Come and explore Vitrigraph.

Vitrigraph in the original Greek literally means “writing with glass”, and in fact, when working in this advanced technique, one can see how it got its name. In Vitrigraphy, a specialty kiln with a small hole in the bottom is used to heat glass up to 1600 degrees Fahrenheit at which point the glass will become molten. Using special tools and safety equipment, the artist then pulls on the emerging glass to create long thin strings of glass that are shaped into a variety of shapes such as strings, spirals, loops and cane.