Tags :: Glass
Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
Craft Master: Tuesday 6th September 7pm RTE one. Big Mountain Productions.
Programme one; HOT GLASS
Filmed on location at The Irish Handmade Glass Company, Kite Design studios, Henrietta st Waterford.
In the first programme of a new series ‘Craft Master’ three apprentices mentored by Róisín de Buitléar, are coming to terms with designing, blowing and producing exhibition standard pieces in one week. Filmed on location in the glass studios of the Irish handmade Glass Company, Henrietta st, Waterford. Craft Master takes three apprentices, Anne Marie Hayes, Aoife Soden and Sinéad Brennan, through a gruelling week of design and production in the hot glass workshop. For one of them it is their first experience of handling hot glass.
The apprentices faced many challenges in the short time allowed to produce prototypes and finished pieces suitable for exhibition. The apprentices worked with molten glass to produce their specific design under the watchful eye of their mentor, hundreds of visiting tourists and expert craftsmen.
Glass blowing and hot glass sculpting are difficult and challenging skills to master. In the past Ireland was a world leader in the production of handblown glass. Learning to expertly manipulate liquid glass at temperatures of 1100 degrees centigrade, takes many hundreds of hours of practise, great stamina and intense concentration on coordinating movement of the body and material. In glass factory training it takes at least 7 years, to become a master blower.
Developing innovative design ideas in glass while dealing with intense heat, physical demands and the vulnerability of the material, are only some of the challenges the apprentices faced during the making of this programme.
Airing on RTE one at 7pm on Tuesday 6th September 2011 watch how this beautiful material is manipulated and coaxed into three very different solutions by three very lively and talented women.
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Tags : apprentice, craft, Crafts Council Of Ireland, Glass, Glass making in Waterford, glass-blowing, hot glass, waterford
Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
Flow -Blown glass vessel with carved rim, 220 x 150 x 300mm
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Tags : Blown, Glass
Thursday, March 3rd, 2011
Waterwatch, a water conservation project at Glenasmole national school Dublin.
Discovering the imprtance of conserving water through exploring the properties of glass.
Bringing an awareness to the school wide campaign to conserve water at home and at school while learning about glass.
Developing a knowledge on sources of water, qualities of water, water use, wastage, water reuse and water conservation. Learning how children can be part of a national campaign to save water starting in their own home and school.Learning about glass, its inherent qualities, uses, and accessibility to them as an exciting material in which to transfer ideas and concepts, which helps to bring awareness on water conservation.
Children from Glenasmole, Dublin, age 4-5.
How it worked!
In this project children of a very young age became aware of water conservation through engagement and responsibility. Through this project they learnt to observe why and how to conserve water by understanding our dependency on it as a natural resource. Research activities included water harvesting, developing a ‘water watch squad’ to observe discuss and report on findings in home and school. Establishing a school wide quest to find uses for wastewater.
Children developed an understanding of glass qualities equating them with similar properties of water, e.g. transparency, magnification, reflection etc. they created objects from domestic and industrial glass waste and harvested water. This included making sound vessels with water and glass vessels. Wind, and percussion instruments were made. The students discussed and listened to variation in tone. Comparing vessels and water levels creating different sounds. They arranged sounds into ascending scale. The project was widened to involve older classes to compose and create water ‘rain song’ to be performed on harvested water and repurposed glass vessels.
Awareness of the school Water Conservation campaign was heightened to reach the wider community.
Children aged 4 -6 were the driving force behind this awareness. They learnt to work with glass in a schoolroom setting, making a series of items using repurposed glass to bring awareness of this campaign to the fore. This included glass collage drawing and painting on glass, based on watery subjects, glass instruments and personal water conserving teeth rinsing aids. A performance on the musical instruments is to take place in the school by the older children in the coming months.
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Tags : children working with glass, cold glass painting, crafted, crafts in the classroom, Glass, glass and craft, glass collage, glass painting, glenasmole national school, kids crafts, mini beasts, national school dublin water conservation, rainsong, save water, sketching for kids, Water conservation, Water conservation in schools, waterwatch
Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
Who would I be if I weren’t me? is an exciting residency programe by Róisín de Buitléar in collaboration with Maree Hensey at Dún Laoghaire Rathdown county’s Grainstore. This residency is aimed at 12- 15 year olds which runs for 12 weeks, is an interactive large scale installation project, in glass, wood and paper. http://www.dlrcoco.ie/arts/ or information from firstname.lastname@example.org
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Tags : art projects, Glass, grainstore, Installation, Teenagers art projects, workshops
Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
Róisin de Buitléar and Jeweller Tuula Harrington, have collaborated to create the ‘Urban Warrior’ collection, which was launched on August 4 in Designworks Studio, Winthrop Arcade, Cork.
Urban Warrior is an explorative collection that combines bone, glass and precious metals to create bold, powerful and contemporary forms. Tuula Harrington of Designworks, Cork is an accomplished goldsmith and silversmith of Finnish and Irish lineage. The Urban Warrior collection pays homage to the tradition of Irish jewellery making, from Viking to contemporary times, the collection reflects the diversity of Ireland’s cultural ancestry. Urban Warrior prompts us to rekindle the cultural and historical significance of personal adornment and to see how form and material can denote the role of one’s tribe, one’s lineage, and one’s personal presence. The collection exhibits the craft and skill of two artists, moulding, shaping, and creating forms that honour the tradition of the jewellers craft with refined contemporary elegance.
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Tags : Antler, Blown Glass, Bone, Contemporary Design, Designer, Diamond, Exclusive, Glass, Gold, handmade, Irish, Jewelery, Jewelry, Modern, Necklace, Rings, Silver, Style
Friday, April 9th, 2010
Blowing at Aeto Glassworks Czech Republic
Róisín De Buitléar hot casting
Harrachov glass-works Czech republic
Greg Sullivan Copper wheel engraving Waterford Ireland
Fred Curtis Glass Sculptor , Eamon Hartley Master engraver, former Waterford Crystal Glass Engravers and Cutters collaborators on the project
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Tags : Antique glass, Copper wheel engraving, Crystal, Czech Glass, Glass, Handmade glass, Intaglio Engraving, master cutters, waterford Crystal