Social Media | Collaborative Projects

RISD Glass

Social media account management, collaborative research projects, and event leadership for the RISD Glass Department.

 
 

Social Media

 Posts from the RISDglass Instagram. From left to right: A whistle encased in hot glass is torched to remove the punty mark. Artist Demetrius Oliver looks on in the background; Naomi from the Making and Kowing Project analyses a test melt during  Alchemy: Making Ruby Glass ; The kiln door is opened during one of Brett Swenson's experiments to reveal a strange glass inflating at high temperatures.

Posts from the RISDglass Instagram. From left to right: A whistle encased in hot glass is torched to remove the punty mark. Artist Demetrius Oliver looks on in the background; Naomi from the Making and Kowing Project analyses a test melt during Alchemy: Making Ruby Glass; The kiln door is opened during one of Brett Swenson's experiments to reveal a strange glass inflating at high temperatures.

I created the RISD Glass Instagram account in 2015 as a Post-Bacc student in the glass department. I was frustrated with the lack of media presence and made the decision to start posting and promoting RISD Glass, the shop's unique culture, and all of the cool projects and people who passed through. The account took off, gathering followers ranging from private individuals to museums, companies, and professional artists and designers from around the world.

 

Collaborative Projects

Research in RISD Glass takes many different forms, from special studio courses, to semester-long sequences in the Hotshop, to extended work with visiting artists. Among the projects I was involved in were Alchemy: Making Ruby GlassSynthesis of LightMaterial Nature, and Writing Glass with Jen Bervin. More details on all of these projects can be found here


In addition to these larger projects also led and supported collaborative work in the Hotshop with: 

Kambui Olujimi•Cooper O’Brien and Liesl Schubel•Niels Cosman•Alex Rosenberg

Mark Dion•Dedo Von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk and Pamela Smith•Aaron Pexa•Anna Riley

Brett Swenson•Stephanie Pender•Janine Antoni•Demetrius Oliver•Brendan Fernandes 

Jen Bervin•Kathy Gray•Gina Borromeo•Julianne Schwartz•Bryan Wilson


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Felicia LeRoy