Green Foot Glass Camp

Date and Time(s):
Monday, August 27th, 2012 7 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 7 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 7 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Thursday, August 30th, 2012 7 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Friday, August 31st, 2012 7 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Saturday, September 1st, 2012 7 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 7 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Monday, September 3rd, 2012 7 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Type:
Performance
Hosted by Camp:
Green Foot Glass Camp

Description:

Glass Camp is a highly interactive project. Glass blowing is a mesmerizing art in itself. While it’s an art form dating backing to the birth of humanity, it’s still relatively new in the United States. The glow of a molten, honey-like material at night is hypnotic. The radiant heat of the equipment illuminating the hot shop floor is an installation in itself. Glass is a dance, with each team developing its own choreography. We intend to include the audience with ‘You Name It, We Make It’ activities. People can submit a design and our collection of talented artists will assemble what was not thought possible. Our team consists of some of the most skilled emerging and established artists in Seattle, the mecca for glass working in the world. Each night the team will take at least 2 complex designs from the audience and take the 2-D drawing and pull the 3-D design from the hot glass. There is no limit to what can be achieved in glass, and that’s what we intend to show. Glass blowing began in the Fertile Crescent and we hope to take it to Fertility 2.0. These professional artists are encyclopedias of information to anything relating to glass and high temperatures. With the making of glass, questions always arise, and we are equipped with the information to help people understand. All of our equipment was handmade by Evan Schuass, and was used last year in the Keyhole. Mobile glass studios are an excellent display of design, function, and efficiently. He has been commissioned from people all over the West Coast, and Hawaii to build these mobile shops. All the people included in Glass Camp are either producing artists or assistants to the highest level of glass workers in the world. We would like to share our gift and knowledge with the people of Burning Man. Everyone in this camp is here because they have a passion for glass art.