Pushing the envelope; making your own batch
I see through glasses, I drink from a glass, I write while starring at a screen, artificial in nature, light is real and so is making.
Glass is a communicative endeavor, at times a struggle. It is not something you master in one year or five or ten. It is about being an ambassador and a translator for a material. The process of conveying and informing others through the making of glass things is at the forefront of a practice. Action as statement, object as question. What are these transferences?
Making is about transference, from my eyes, to my brain and then executed through my hands. I am a glassmaker, therefore in conjunction with my eyes, brain and hands, I address those who work for me and collaborate with me. I work to retain the materials’ integrity; it is not about what I can make, but what I can expose and share.
The material forces one to constantly wait, enabling patience to be developed and permeate. I am not consumed with immediate success, but instead a long-term practice and relationship with this material. The position is esoteric; to explore and devote one’s time to a process that is measured in the scale of a lifetime.
Teetering between design and art my practice can be seen as a “paraconceptual notion”. Information is gathered and dropped out, cast and slumped. The way of making is just as important as the why?