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New York
Women at the Fire: An Art Intensive With Glass, Clay and Iron
Blow, twist, hammer and mold during an art-intensive week with other creative women. Learn ceramics, glassblowing and blacksmithing from instructors, and create your own keepsakes.
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Program No. 22772RJ
Length
6 days
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At a Glance

Gather, slump, blow, stretch, throw, build, pour, glaze, twist, burnish and hammer will have new meanings for you after this intensive art week. Join fellow creative women for an introduction to glass-making, ceramics and blacksmithing in one of America's finest small art cities. Quiet, pastoral surroundings let you relax after each day of intensely creative work and learning. Get up close and personal with design, creation, aesthetics and history of handmade art as you try your hand at the torch and the wheel and take your treasures home as keepsakes from your memorable week.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking and/or standing for up to one hour at a time.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn glassmaking, ceramics and blacksmithing techniques from talented instructors and use them to create your own beads, vases, clay pieces and ironwork.
  • Visit museums and galleries like the Rockwell Museum of American Art and the Corning Museum of Glass, where you’ll learn about 3500 years of glassmaking history.
  • Enjoy docent lectures about the work of LC Tiffany and the woman behind his legendary lampshades and the story of Pueblo pottery matriarchs.
Featured Expert
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Christa Westbrook
Christa Westbrook has been working with glass since 2004. Westbrook earned her bachelor’s of fine arts from Emporia State University. She develops her own work, assists other local glass artists, teaches classes, and works as an assistant at The Studio.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Corinne Everhart
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Stephen Brucker
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Christa Westbrook
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Martha Manikas-Foster
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Amanda Warren
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