23 July 2009

Inflatable Float Glass

One of the 'Rising Star's honored at Wheaton Arts this year at Glass Weekend is Matthew Szosz .
Matt has received a BFA, a BID (Industrial Design), and a MFA (Glass) from Rhode Island School of Design. Recently he has received the Pilchuck Scholarship, a Stein Fund Grant and the Award of Excellence in Graduate Studies from RISD. He was an Artist in Residence at Pilchuck in 2007, and a Wheaton Fellow in 2008.

Matt gets his elemental energy out inflating fused sheets of float glass into sculptural glass "envelopes". Hot glass is explosive - the stillness of the final form is belied by the frenetic urgency of the process.

Matthew describing his technique @ Wheaton

1 comment:

Stereoette said...

i am dumbfounded by how cool that is, and totally perplexed by his process. The resulting pieces are almost as amazing as watching him create them!

thanks for your blog - it keeps me determined to learn more and more about glass and its properties every time I read it!