Anna Boothe: In Particular

In Particular
Event Date: 
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, June 15, 2018 - 5:00pm
Glass Education Center

Address: 286 Welchville Road, Alloway, NJ 08079
Cost: $750 per person
Instructor: Anna Boothe

Each 5-day workshop runs from 9AM to 5PM each day with additional studio time Monday through Thursday from 5PM to 9PM.

Lunch is available each day at the glass center for an additional fee. $48 for 4-day workshops, and $60 for 5-day workshops.

The Marriot Townplace Suites in Logan Township is offering a special discount rate of $109 per night for workshop attendees.


To register for this 5-day workshop: REGISTER FOR IN PARTICULAR  

Since seating is limited, early registration is highly encouraged. 


About the Event:

Work small and think big in this kiln-casting workshop that focuses on using glass particulates (frit) and the lost-wax casting process to create sculptural forms. From idea to object, and all steps in between, students will learn a variety of approaches to making small cast parts with the notion of assembling them into a larger finished whole.

We will investigate methods of assembly through design and execution, and why one might choose to make individual elements to combine later (instead of trying to cast one large piece from the get-go). To that end, students will be guided through basic to advanced kiln-casting techniques via lectures and hands-on exercises.  Explorations will include rubber and refractory mold-making, wax sprueing, frit selection and application, firing methods and more.


About the Instructor:

With degrees in sculpture and glass from Rhode Island School of Design and Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, Anna Boothe has worked with glass since 1980. Her primarily kiln-cast sculptural and decorative works have been exhibited at numerous venues including the Tittot Glass Art and Bergstrom-Mahler Museums, Museum of American Glass, Museum of Greater Lafayette, and Kentucky Museum of Art and Design, and are included in the permanent collections of the Corning Museum of Glass, the Racine Museum of Art and the Tacoma Museum of Art. 

In 2012, Anna was awarded a Corning Museum of Glass Collaborative Artist Residency with New York City area sculptor Nancy Cohen, the result of which was exhibited at the Accola Griefen Gallery in Chelsea, NYC in 2013, expanded in 2017 for exhibition at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, and featured at Philadelphia’s International Airport in 2018. Glass Quarterly Magazine reviewed the exhibits.

In 2016, via another ongoing collaboration, Anna’s cast flacons were exhibited with Frances Middendorf’s paintings and Leonardo Opali’s perfumes at the Downing- Yudain Gallery (Stamford, CT) and Villas Pojana and Cornaro, both located outside of Venice, Italy. The trio’s works were shown at NYC’s Tambaran Gallery in 2017.

Anna exhibits her decorative works at select trade shows. As a first-time participant in each, at  the 2015 Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Anna received the Cohn Family Award (Best in Glass) and an Award of Excellence at the American Crafts Council’s Baltimore venue in 2016.

After 16 years as a Tyler glass faculty member, Anna helped develop Salem Community College’s (New Jersey) glass art degree program and chaired its International Flameworking Conference. She has lectured and/or taught at numerous venues, some that include the Corning Museum of Glass, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Urban Glass, Pilchuck Glass School, Rhode Island School of Design, Rochester Institute of Technology, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Illinois State Universtiy, Illinois Wesleyan University, Sheridan College (Toronto) and the Everhart Museum (Pennsylvania), as well as at schools in Belgium, Israel, Japan, Switzerland and Turkey. 

Anna served on the Glass Art Society Board of Directors (’98-’06) and as President (’04-’06). Until recently, she was  Director of Glass at Philadelphia’s National Liberty Museum where she curated glass exhibits and organized the Glass Now auction (one of the two largest annual contemporary glass auctions in the US).


*All of our classes are subject to a minimum enrollment policy.  In the event that we do not meet our minimum enrollment for a course we will refund your purchase.  Salem Community College is not responsible for non-refundable travel expenses.  Students will be notified no later than 45 days prior to their class start date if their workshop is subject to cancellation. There is always a chance, due to unforeseen circumstances that a class may be cancelled unexpectedly.  In these instances as well, refunds on registration will be issued, and Salem Community College will not be responsible for non-refundable travel expenses.