Glass-blowing Event: Handmade Holiday Ornaments

GLASS-BLOWING EVENT:  HOLIDAY ORNIMENTS

Saturday, December 3rd, 2:00pm-5:00PM, $45 Admission

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Start a NEW family tradition this Holiday by creating colorful blown-glass heirlooms!

Each person will design and create their own free-blown-glass holiday ornament.

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Within each 15-minute time slot, two people will work in tandem with either Seth Fairweather, glassblowing faculty or Mike Butzine, visiting glassblowing artist. Space is limited. 

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Lecture and Workshop with Ana Thiel, International Glass Artist

Internationally known glass artist, Ana Thiel will be at PVCC in the ceramics studio to teach a workshop in techniques for casting molten glass in sand molds, Friday and Saturday, October 30, 31, 8am-4pm. Interested students, faculty or staff are encouraged to participate. The cost is free. Contact David L. Bradley to register.

On Sunday, November 8th, 3pm in the Center for Performing Arts, Ana will give a lecture on her artwork and philosophy of art. Free admission. Read below for more information on Ana and her artistic philosophy.


How is a sculpture born? How can something come into form, being, that was not here before? How is the actual process?

Visiting artist Ana Thiel will share moments from her own (decades long) experience as she illustrates the various ways that the process from inception to completion actually takes place. She will describe how ideas are formulated, including the moments of struggle, escape, depth, discovery, and some of the hidden factors that she takes into account to actually allow a piece to exist or not in working with a fascinating material such as glass.

In short, Thiel will show us how she works through the creative process and how the creative process works through her.

The lecture will take place at the PVCC (Paradise Valley Community College) Center for Performing Arts auditorium in Phoenix, Arizona.

Sunday, November 8th at 3:00pm.

Admission is free, all are welcome.

Born in Mexico City, Ana Thiel first trained for Industrial Design and became actively involved in glass as an art medium in the 80s after attending Pilchuck Glass School, where she studied with James Carpenter, Bertil Vallien, Dan Dailey and took a master class with Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova. Her art is exhibited both in Mexico and internationally. Thiel has taught workshops in many countries and has been invited as a resident artist in the US, Japan, Egypt, Spain and France. Ana Thiel now lives and works in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

For more information, please visit:     www.anathiel.com

Introducing The Glassblowing Workshop @ PVCC

  Seth Fairweather, Glassblowing Workshop Instructor

Seth Fairweather, Glassblowing Workshop Instructor

The Division of Fine and Performing Arts is pleased to announce the PVCC Glassblowing Workshop where students will learn the fundamentals of glassblowing from Seth Fairweather

Held from 5-10 pm in D building patio of the ceramics studio, the workshop is a 1 credit college course, ART295GA Section 45484. 

The workshop meets six times: 11/2,11/3, 11/4, 11/9, 11/10, 11/11

Cost: $81 tuition; $50 lab fee.


For more information contact Professor David Bradley at david.bradley@paradisevalley.edu or (602) 787-6615.