GLS1231 - Contemporary glass blowing practices - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Fine Arts


Professor Callum Morton

Not offered in 2017


This unit introduces students to the ancient craft of Glass Blowing in a contemporary light. Students will be taught an introductory level of Glass Blowing combined with a focus on conceptual approaches to this medium.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. understanding of the synthesis between concept and process within Glass Blowing practice;
  2. initiate, develop and express personal aesthetic solutions in the medium of Glass Blowing;
  3. work collaboratively with others to plan, problem solve, and create Glass Blowing solutions;
  4. critically reflect on self and the work of peers through group discussion and critique;
  5. explore and analyse the history of Glass Blowing and where it is situated in contemporary Fine Art practice;
  6. understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice.


Folio of studio work:100%, of which at least 20% will be assessed before mid-semester.

Workload requirements

12 hours per week, including six hours of taught studio and six hours of personal study and studio practice.

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Chief examiner(s)


Admission to a Faculty of Art Design & Architecture course or permission



APA1301 or APA1311