Glass artist and author of “Life on the Rails” a book of glassblowing techniques, Steven Ciezki is known for his drawings and paintings on glass and his 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 Studio of 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 Calumet City, IL, he 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
This body of work is inspired by stone stacks at the beach and Venetian glass from the Renaissance. Through a rhythmic and meditative practice, curvy forms and rounded shapes are balanced and assembled to form large sculptures, called Stacks.
As I travel the world, modern architecture inspires new designs. These clean, hard-edged shapes influence my Tower series.
I use glass as a canvas to capture light that extends and compresses space. This transitional space creates a perceptual limbo of meditation between two and three dimensions. Pattern, shape, and color flow through dimensions in this midway state: the Sweet Spot.
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