Matt Szosz and his partner Anna visited the glass studio Tuesday / Wednesday. Matt is the Stephen Procter fellow this year, so for the moment they are based in Canberra. I remember seeing Anna at the Ranamok awards (wearing a very eye catching ensemble). Tuesday eve glass was put in a kiln to be ready for today's demonstration. Matt's talk was about his artistic and craft education, work and experimental practice. I like the way he approaches glass...I would never think to do the things he does.
Pictured is his E-merge 2010 entry.
Matt inflates layers of float glass, creates lacey designs by using 2 mechanical devices with a crucible of hot glass. This is the first demo from today.