Profession glass artist
Glass artists create original artworks by assembling pieces of glass. They can be involved in restoration processes (such as those going on in cathedrals, churches, etc.) and can create accessoires, windows or decorations.
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- Artistic / Realistic
- Labour legislation
Legislation, on a national or international level, that governs labour conditions in various fields between labour parties such as the government, employees, employers, and trade unions.
- Intellectual property law
The regulations that govern the set of rights protecting products of the intellect from unlawful infringement.
- Art history
The history of art and artists, the artistic trends throughout centuries and their contemporary evolutions.
- Define artistic approach
Define your own artistic approach by analysing your previous work and your expertise, identifying the components of your creative signature, and starting from these explorations to describe your artistic vision.
- Design stained glass
Create sketches and designs for stained glass objects, e.g. windows.
- Contextualise artistic work
Identify influences and situate your work within a specific trend which may be of an artistic, aesthetic, or philosophical natures. Analyse the evolution of artistic trends, consult experts in the field, attend events, etc.
- Use color matching techniques
Apply specific techniques in order to match different colours.
- Solder lead came joints
Soldering of lead came windows and joints.
- Gather reference materials for artwork
Gather samples of the materials you expect to use in the creation process, especially if the desired piece of art necessitates the intervention of qualified workers or specific production processes.
- Select filler metal
Select optimal metal used for metal joining purposes, such as zinc, lead or copper metals, specifically for welding, soldering or brazing practices.
- Develop design ideas cooperatively
Share and develop design ideas with the artistic team. Conceptualise new ideas independently and with others. Present your idea, gain feedback and take it into account. Make sure the design fits with the work of other designers.
- Develop design concept
Research information to develop new ideas and concepts for the design of a specific production. Read scripts and consult directors and other production staff members, in order to develop design concepts and plan productions.
- Cut glass
Use glass cutting tools or diamond blades to cut pieces out of glass plates, including mirrors.
- Add colour
Add the required colour according to specifications for tinting batch.
- Create tube hinges
Assemble tube hinges for stained glass objects, e.g. windows or boxes.
- Determine image composition
Determine image composition, select and adjust subjects, equipment and lighting to achieve desired effects.
Optional knowledge and skillsparticipate in artistic mediation activities develop artistic project budgets plan art educational activities assess conservation needs develop educational activities keep personal administration develop educational resources present exhibition
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