I was invited to the Tacoma Museum of Glass this past summer to make some work with the Hot Shop staff there. The Museum staff are exceptionally equipped and very hospitable, not to mention loads of fun to work with!
We worked on my newest series ‘Great Canadian Exports’, inspired by the precious and delicate natural resources that are the foundation of the Canadian economy. All the shapes are transparent colours and shaped into iconic, minimal and abstracted shapes that represent the different industries. Each series is stamped with their commodity/industry name. TIMBER, OIL, WATER, FISH. see my gallery for images of this work.
The folks in the MOG hotshop; Ben Cobb, Gabe Feenan, Sarah Gilbert and my dear friend Niko Dimitrijevic are highly skilled glassworkers who have a lot of experience and a wide skill base. They approach their work with a high degree of professionalism and respect… and they have a really good time doing it. Aaron and I were so lucky to be a part of their world, even for just a week.
For more on this experience, see my Projects page for full coverage.
THANK YOU to the Tacoma Museum of Glass, I am so honoured. Your summer series programming is truly a rare and unparalleled experience.
this video was filmed and produced by the Museum of Glass