As 2021 recedes within the rear view mirror, what an incredible yr it has been for all of us right here at Waterfall. Arts Glassworks. We closed out the yr with a ultimate undertaking by the highschool children right here. They’re fairly psyched. This sculptural Magnificence will likely be introduced to the personal basis that donated the funds so this program may exist. This piece, together with a video of its making, and interviews with the scholars by Chris Battaglia, will introduced at a future date.
The man within the picture, within the blue shirt holding the sculpture, is Brian Frus, our new instructing addition to the studio. What an amazing state of affairs that’s. Brian, his spouse, Stephanie, and their two daughters, landed in Ellsworth this fall, shifting from Jacksonville, Florida. Brian was the Professor of the Glassblowing Division at Jacksonville College for a bunch of years, like, 14, or one thing.. (sorry, Brian, I don’t know your resume by coronary heart). He heard about us, got here down for a go to, and we shortly lassoed him into instructing. Additionally, he is aware of his approach round a studio, as we are saying, and has already fastened and improved a lot of our preliminary gear.
We could also be getting one other addition of two skilled glassblowers from Alabama in March. So, already, as you’ll be able to see, this studio is a magnet on a nationwide degree. And it’ll solely get stronger, I do know it.
As for me, I’m making new work! Experimenting, taking part in, profiting from this fabulous studio that’s at my disposal. Now that we’re working frequently and all of the gear is working, I can flip my power to Creating. What a aid, and thrilling! My intention is to work on sculptures and one-of-a-kind objects with a little bit extra complexity. And to take extra time with every bit. That’s new for me, and I’m trying ahead to seeing the place this leads me. Listed here are a couple of objects I’ve made not too long ago.
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That’s it for now.