Artist

Habatat

My workday is a study in balance and dichotomy:
of creativity versus creation,
of imagination and technical feasibility,
of color and contrast,
of pattern versus transparency,
of near- versus long-term projects,
and of balancing logistics without losing vision
My days begin and end with hugs and silliness from a 5- and 6-year old, so generally excellently.  My workday often includes envisioning a .....
My workday is a study in balance and dichotomy:
of creativity versus creation,
of imagination and technical feasibility,
of color and contrast,
of pattern versus transparency,
of near- versus long-term projects,
and of balancing logistics without losing vision
My days begin and end with hugs and silliness from a 5- and 6-year old, so generally excellently.  My workday often includes envisioning a new sculpture; imagining the form and figuring out how to make the patterns for it.  I’ll design work to blow later in the week by meticulously arranging murrine (patterned glass tiles) into a mosaic while taking mental notes about the technical challenges I’ll face when I blow it.  I may finish work I made in the previous week by coldworking off the punty attachment, then photographing the pieces in my studio.  I may decide that the sculpture I envisioned in the morning is fatally flawed and mentally table it. I’ll prioritize an assistant’s work cutting murrine and program kilns to bring work up to temperature overnight for blowing the next day.  I try to balance commission deadlines versus open-ended exploration. These gears shift throughout the day usually accompanied by a soundtrack of NPR news, progressive metal or jazz.

Join us!

Habatat Glass invites you to celebrate the
47th year of our International Glass Exhibition.

We are extremely proud to have founded the oldest and largest annual glass exhibition in the world.
Grand Opening: Saturday, May 4th at 8:00pm | Exhibition: May 4th – July 5th