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Vitrigraph Design and Demonstration

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

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

An Artist talk and demo on Vitrigraph. Each guild member will go home with stringers. 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.

In this workshop, Carlyne Lynch will take you through every step of the Vitrigraph process from material selection, tools and equipment and glass-pulling tool techniques. I will demo how to create and design your cane BEYOND just circles.