01 June 2011

Visit to the Glass School

L-R Robert Kincheloe, Katja Fritzsche, Nina Fritzsche, Danny Perkins

Over the Memorial Day Weekend - a couple glass superstars stopped into the Glass School for a quick hello. Glass artist (and motorcyclist) Danny Perkins, glass / mixed media sculptor Katja Fritzsche and their daughter Nina had a look around the studio.

Danny is best known for his monumental blown glass forms - like the Smithsonian's "Blue Flesh".

Blue Flesh stands precariously upon its narrow base, its soft colors and gentle curves suggesting fabric or petals. Danny Perkins carefully breaks and cracks the blown form, then sandblasts and paints each fragment before gluing the structure back together. The muted rainbow of colors and cracks of light enhance the monumental form.

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