Glass artist and author of “Life on the Rails” a book of glassblowing techniques, Steven Ciezki is known for his blown glass Stack and Tower sculptures. With a background in traditional drawing, painting, glassblowing, and photography, he makes meditative and rhythmic art. Steven was a resident artist at the Corning Museum of Glass in 2014, the recipient of the Art Group Creative Fellowship at Canberra Glassworks in 2018, and has lectured and demonstrated at glass studios in Turkey, Belgium, Australia, Japan, and the USA. Born and raised in the Chicagoland area, he currently splits his time between the coast of Carlsbad, CA and the desert of Phoenix, AZ. He is currently writing and illustrating a new glassblowing technique book titled “Find Your Center” which will include a wellness section for glassmakers.
Stacks and Towers
Early work in this series was inspired by stone stacking and Venetian glass from the Renaissance. Through a meditative practice, the silhouettes of goblet stems informed large sculpture, called Stacks.
After traveling to cities around the world, airport control towers and observation decks inspire new designs that embrace the architectural nature of this body of work.
I use glass as a canvas to capture light in scenes that both extend and compress space. This movement within depth places the viewer in a perceptual limbo between two and three dimensions. Pattern, shape, and color blend with glass to exist in this midway state: the Sweet Spot.
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