56 F - “Glass Tapestry”
Friday, Oct. 3rd
8 S - “Glass Tapestry”
Saturday, Oct. 4th
It’s not east to turn the tables on established glass art techniques, but sometimes 90 degrees can make a big difference. Instead of creating his fused glass designs from a dimensional flat level, David starts his art work from a 90 degree upright on its edge to create some of the most unique landscapes ever made with fused glass. His approach involves pouring layers of different colored fine frit into a contained space framed with two layers of clear glass. Using this weaving effect and using only a wire stylus David is able to create amazing designs. David has agreed to share his unique process in this ground breaking class. Student will get a chance to practice the various processes before they make their own fused glass tapestry.
David Alcala spent 25 years working as a professional sand artist creating over 50,000 individual works of art before he moved into glass work. Seeing the similarities between colored sand and glass frit, it was an obvious direction for him to pursue. He also designs and fabricates a line of dichroic jewelry that is marketed in his galleries in Carmel, CA. and in Las Vegas. It is a pleasure to welcome David to HGH.