Glass is like water, with no crystal structure. Or, perhaps its like ice, since
it freezes at ordinary temperatures. Yet its like taffy when it gets warm. It
can be pulled into long strings, twisted and coiled, laid in sheets, molded.
Hot glass can be blown into the lightest, airiest shapes you can imagine. But
its also like stone, that you can etch, slice, crush, granulate. It has
transparency, translucency, and opacity. It's fragile, but can be
exceedingly strong. Think of its colors, the light it collects and refracts! Glass is an
endless field of playfulness.
In the last two years I have taken my fascination with kiln casting toward glass
sculpture. I am pursuing the contrast between glass and rougher materials like concrete,
glass and steel.