30 July 2010

Update from ISGB Lampwork Conference in Rochester

Robert Kincheloe has been having a great time at the ISGB Conference. He has been working with some lampworking superstars like Michael Mangiafico.

Michael "Fig" Mangiacio performs a torchwork demo for the conference.

Robert has also been working on a
collaborative piece with Milon Townsend.

Milon Townsend
Milon Townsend uses modern technological innovations, traditional Italian techniques such as murrine and filigrana, and flamework methods that he himself has developed to create the sculptures that appear in his mind. He has taught at RIT's School of the American Craftsman, at Urban Glass in NYC, been a visiting artist at RISD and is a regular teacher at The Studio at the Corning Museum. His artwork is in the permanent collections of the Carnegie Museum of Art, American Glass Museum, and the National Liberty Museum.

The collaborative piece involves integrating Robert Kincheloe's cast borosilicate glass figures with Milon's lampworked glass. Below is one of the larger sculptures:

Cast and flameworked borosilicate glass.
Robert Kincheloe & Milon Townsend

Robert at Niagra Falls. Slowly he turns...

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