Why art?

"The instinct that pulls us toward art is the impulse to evolve, to learn, to heighten and elevate our consciousness."

Steven Pressfiend, the War of Art

John Lewis Glass

A couple weeks ago I attended an artist visit with the Glass Alliance of Northern California, an organization of glass collectors, enthusiasts, artists, gallery owners, and curators. GLANC ("glance") is a non-profit organization whose mission is to further the development and appreciation of art made from glass.

We visited John Lewis's studio in Oakland, CA, and watched his team pour a tabletop. John collaborates on site-specific architectural projects and commissions, incorporating his castings into both immense sculptures. It was a treat to see glass on the opposite spectrum from my intimate, detailed flameworking.

A couple videos: