The cultural iceberg has burst, and there are some things that you need to know before you can become an international glass culture expert.
The key to becoming a cultural expert is a good understanding of the different cultures and their distinct styles and uses.
It is also important to remember that not everyone can do it all, and that you don’t need to be a master of every culture to be successful.
A few tips to help you become culturally competent.
You need to have the right skills to become a glass artist and glass maker.
You must have a passion for glass and want to help others do the same.
You should also be able to communicate effectively with your audience and communicate your ideas with confidence.
To become an expert, you need experience in all aspects of the art and craft.
The skills you need are: • understanding how different cultures use glass and how it has different meanings and uses • knowing the technicalities of a glass object • being able to identify patterns and colours • understanding the differences between traditional glass and glass art • being good at creating a clear, pleasing picture of what you are creating • understanding and expressing emotions, including sadness, anger and guilt • understanding visual art and its effects • being interested in the culture and language of the place where you are making the artwork, and not just in the language of how it was made or how it looks, smells or feels • being willing to learn and learn from others, and being able and willing to share your knowledge.
There are some basic skills you will need to develop as a glass arts professional.
You will need: • good communication skills • a good eye for detail and a good ear for understanding • a strong desire to learn More to become an internationally recognized glass artist.
The best way to get started is to attend an introductory glass arts class.
For more information on learning glass arts, see the Glass Arts Guide to learn more.