Recycle, Reuse, Refuse –
A Workshop in Glass Creating a Fetish figure ~ with Reddy Lieb

Recycle and Reuse

Re=again + cycle – A complete course of operations returning to its original state.
Moving in circles or cycles is a feminine view of the creative use of materials.

Most artists have created work with found materials for as long as they have been artists. We will be learning how to work with recycled glass, as well as using Bullseye compatible glass to create fetish figures.

A fetish figure can be anything to which one gives attention to or puts an intention into. It can be something that we already know but need to remind ourselves about.

In the midst of the forest, where your imagination runs deep, you will create an object of your intention. We will learn several different techniques on how to work with recycled glass. We will fuse tempered and plate glass into small objects, bowls, etc., using colored powders, photographic imagery and metal inclusions. After learning these techniques, an object will be chosen to present in a mixed media construction to highlight this object.

You will also have the opportunity to learn a tempered glass mosaic process using paper collage, tempered glass and colored grouts.

Come join our intimate group! Beginners and intermediate students are welcome.

Reddy Lieb is an artist and teacher who has been working with glass and mixed media for over 35 years. As a child, she was always fascinated by the magic and transparency of glass. It allows you  to see beneath the surface, it is fragile but amazingly strong. Try dropping a pyrex dish on the floor!

In 2000, she was awarded an artist residency at the Garbage Dump, in San Francisco. There, she met Linda Raynsford, a metal sculptor with whom she collaborated on public art commissions for over 6 years.

In 2008, she taught a recycled glass class at the Corning Museum of Glass in New York. She has taught glass workshops at the Feather River Art Camp for over 8 years.