The past week has been crazy! I was at the opening at Ken Saunders in Chicago, IL. Thank you for everyone who came out to check out my newest glass work. It's a beautiful show! Ken did a wonderful job.
After that, I hung out with my good buddy Mike D. up at New Trier's glass studio. A fresh relaxed mindset and good help allowed me to begin a new direction in my glass work: the Propaganda Speaker Tower series! A sporadic trip down to Illinois State University resulted in further experimentation in this new series. Big shout out to John Miller for giving me time in the studio. It was great to visit the university I called home for five years of my life. What a wonderful trip down memory lane! Another big shout out to Garrett, Marissa, and Tyler who worked their butts off with me while I was there.
Finally, I am working hard on this edit game. I still have plenty more image edits and additions, especially coloration for heat. Here's a few pages from the color overlay section.
A few more days and I'm off to Turkey as a visiting artist for a week, and then back to Chicago for SOFA.
Enjoy your week,
I want to hear the fun names you commonly hear with different glass techniques. Especially the following situation when a fresh gather gets turned too fast.
Enjoy your week!
It's October already! That means I've been working on this book for one year now. So far is has gone through about 5 different editing stages and counting. The following are examples of the quality of some of the images. They will be placed and described in the different sections concerning frit, shielding and backup turning.
Other extensive process shots will be a bit more "bare bones" to quickly convey technical ideas.
I am super honored to be one of five artists taking part in an exhibition at Ken Saunders gallery. "Original Voices" opens Friday, October 7th in Chicago, IL. I am excited to return to my home town to attend the event. The exhibition will showcase select works from my past two years working with glass.
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Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
I was raised in Calumet City, IL. My professional glassblowing career led me to Phoenix, AZ and the coast of Carlsbad, CA. where I was given the opportunity to teach glassblowing classes. Notes and chalk drawings of different techniques for the students resulted in my current book project.