Tryon Arts and Crafts School to hold 4th annual Fusefest this weekend – The Tryon Daily Bulletin

Tryon Arts and Crafts Faculty to hold 4th yearly Fusefest this weekend

Posted 12:50 pm Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Three-day celebration will involve fused glass workshops, demonstrations


TRYON—The 4th yearly FuseFest: Firing Up the Foothills will start out on February 16, and it promises to be a a single-of-a-kind learning expertise for fused glass enthusiasts. 

The 3-day function will be held at the Tryon Arts and Crafts College and will function instructors from across the nation. Pupils come from all in excess of the place to show up at. 

FuseFest is an immersive fused glass workshop collection with social routines and demonstrations. Attendees can sign up now to reserve their location in 3 periods with Tony Glander, Liz Haas, and Brad Walker. In addition to mingling and working towards glass fusion with trailblazing artists, attendees can explore TACS’ Heritage Collection, Artisan Retail Store, library and studios in other art disciplines. 

Fusefest will kick off with a social function on Friday night, showcasing significant hors d’oeuvres and craft demonstrations. On Saturday and Sunday, attendees will test in at 8:30 a.m. and get pleasure from coffee and pastries right before starting their workshops. Lunch breaks will be from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. every single working day, with pre-requested lunches accessible. Attendees can also take part in team photos on Sunday right before the event concludes. 

In his workshop on ‘Innovative Slumping with Located Glass,’ Tony Glander will check out how to use and fireplace with float and tempered glass on molds. He owns Fitzpatrick Glass Studios in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and is recognised for developing commission-primarily based household and industrial glass artwork. Liz Haas will educate ‘Sandcarving Your Designs in Glass,’ in which pupils will sand carve a design and style into a wine bottle and add a paint fill. She is the education and learning coordinator for Rayzist Photomask. Brad Walker will lead a workshop on ‘Smooshed Glass,’ which requires working with weighted products these as kiln shelves placed on top rated of layered eyeglasses to build a watercolor result. Brad established and is the author of Up to date Fused Glass. 

FuseFest is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a Office of Purely natural and Cultural Means division. For those fascinated in fused glass, this is an celebration not to be skipped.

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