Mark Abildgaard
Kiln cast glass sculpture


Kiln Casting Classes

I have been teaching workshops in kiln casting glass at many different schools and studios including Pilchuck, The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, Red Deer College in Alberta Canada as well as many other private studios around the country. I offer two different workshops in kiln casting glass. One is basic kiln casting where students learn to create simple open face molds from clay originals. Students in this class learn how to directly sculpt images in clay that can be cast in glass using a simple 50/50 plaster silica mold. The other workshop is lost wax casting that involves using clay as a one-time mold for creating waxes. In this class students learn how to press found objects into clay to produce unique forms and textures which can be translated into cast glass. The molds for this process are built up from several layers of a mold mix containing plaster and silica with an outer layer containing grog for additional strength. Both of these classes are open to beginning as well as advanced students. My teaching philosophy is to involve students directly by using a hands on approach to learn each step in the process. My goal for each class is to give students a solid understanding of what is required to set up their own studio to successfully cast glass on their own.

If you are interested in taking a class from me please check my teaching schedule posted below and contact the appropriate facility. Some of these classes my not be posted yet as I have just arranged this schedule. I will keep up dating this list as new classes are added. If you have any questions or have a studio where you would like to host a workshop please contact me directly.

Workshop Schedule for 2018:

The Glass Underground - February 23 -25 - Lost Wax

167 Washington Valley Rd.
Warren, New Jersey 07059

Blue Line Arts March 3, 4 and 10 - Basic Clay

405 Vernon Street
Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 783-4117

H&H Glass Studio - May 4-6 - Basic Clay

47 Glen Carran Cir.
Sparks NV 89431

Bullseye Glass Resource Center Bay Area July 28, 29 and 31 - Basic Clay

4514 Hollis Street
Emeryville CA 94608

Hollander Glass Fusing Center Houston, TX September 7-9 - Basic Clay

5455 Guhn Rd.
Houston, TX 77040
Phone: 713-460-0045
Toll Free: 800-421-0449

D&L Art Glass - September 26-28 - Lost Wax

1440 W. 52nd Ave.
Denver, CO 80221

Bullseye Glass Resource Center Portland, OR October 13, 14 and 16 - Lost Wax

3610 SE 21st Avenue
Portland, OR 97202