Here’s my crystal ball for 2019 thus far; it’s shaping up to be a fun year:
VISITING ARTIST AT CCA
California College of Art Glass Dept. | Oakland, CA
March 20, 2019, 4:00-7:00pm
OAKLAND!!!!! Lecture will run from 4-5pm, demo from 5-7pm.
Bergstrom Mahler Museum | Neenah, WI
April 18 – Sept. 22, 2019
Exhibiting artists include: Joyce Scott, Raven Skyriver, Pearl Dick, Helen Lee, John Moran, Tim Tate, Preston Singletary, Marcus Amerman, and Einar and Jamex De La Torre
NEW GLASS NOW
Corning Museum of Glass | Corning, NY
May 12, 2019 – January 5, 2020
New Glass Now will document the innovation and dexterity of artists, designers, and architects around the world working in the challenging material of glass. A global survey designed to show the breadth and depth of contemporary glassmaking, the exhibition will feature objects, installations, videos, and performances made in the last three years by 100 artists of 32 nationalities working in more than 25 countries.
EXPERIMENTAL GLASS WORKSHOP
Summer Arts Studio | Madison, WI
June 16 – 22, 2019
This course will explore experimental uses of hot glass as a mark making device, as a source of heat and incandescence, as a viscous material, and as an inherently performative craft. We will draw from the material properties of glass and seek to transition discoveries in the shop into our studio practice. A large component of this course will be collaborative and team-oriented as we move through this fast-paced, nontraditional approach to an otherwise traditional material.
A BODY IN MOTION SUMMER INTENSIVE
Ox-Bow | Saugatuck, MI
July 28 – August 3, 2019
This technical course will establish a firm foundation in glassblowing skills, emphasizing a detailed understanding of how to use one’s body to work with this changing state of matter. This course will bring to light common bad habits and poor physical practices common to glassblowing. Nontraditional methods of understanding movement and proprioception in the hot glass studio will be employed, including video analysis apps and audio-augmented tools. Reference will be made to Nicolás Salazar Sutil’s text Motion and Representation: The Language of Human Movement, movement models as illustrated by Oskar Schlemmer and The B-Team’s glass choreography. Through daily demonstrations, drills, and practice time, students can expect to move swiftly through a basic introduction or review of hot glass, with acute attention paid to the underpinnings of common pitfalls. Over the course of the week, students will produce basic blown forms with increasing proficiency and efficiency.
WASSAIC FAMILY RESIDENCY
The Wassaic Project | Wassaic, NY
August 17-31, 2019
I’ll be in residence exploring co-parenting and studio strategies with Sean Salstrom and Ayumi Ishii and our daughters!
EXPERIMENTAL HOT GLASS TYPE WORKSHOP
TypeCon | Minneapolis, MN
August 29, 2019
I’ll be sneaking in one last workshop in late August at TypeCon, to be co-taught with Ben Orozco. This will be my first hot glass workshop geared towards an audience of designers. We will explore typography and hot glass via: freeform hot pours, sandcasting, imprints, and bubble entrapments.