Michael Helt is a New York City native and lives in Brooklyn. He received his BFA in Sculpture from Pratt Institute currently works at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has worked with divergent material from stone to plastics, always looking for a technical mastery of the medium in which he is creating. Michael’s concentrates primarily on flame working with borosilicate glass. Michael finds that glass is an ideal medium to manipulate and experiment with to create object of unique beauty.
Learn how to shape and control molten glass on the torch. In this one day class we will work by shifting from blown to solid forms. By applying color to the outside of a blown spheres and imploding them we can create pattern and form under a lens of clear.