Accent Art Glass Presents: About the Artist
ROSETREE GLASS STUDIO
It is through twenty years of working with glass that I have gained an
understanding of the dialogue that is established between artist and material.
A lapse of concentration can ruin a piece, but a controlled flick of the wrist
or light breath through the blowpipe can give the piece a subtle curve or
movement that makes the piece extraordinary. It is this controlled spontaneity
that makes glass so magical. I know that the weight from the additional glass
bits on the side of the piece will stretch the form. But by using centrifugal
force and holding the piece at the correct angle and speed, I can create a
composition with the glass that allows both the glass and artist some influence
on the final piece. Glassblowing is much akin to a dance; the artist moves with
respect and knowledge of the partner. Each has an important contribution to the
final piece, but only one will lead - the artist. The dance, when completed,
yields an object that was only conceived in one’s imagination or on paper, a
tangible work as a result of collaboration between artist and material.