Axis glass sculpture 2018

Axis | Life’s impermanence

AXIS. Optical glass sculpture. April 2018. Cast, polished and sandblasted. Size: 27 H x 27 W x 8.5 cm (10.6 H x 10.6 W x 3.3 in). Weight: 13 kg (28.6 lbs). Like the Earth revolving around its axis, life is constant movement and change. Everything fluctuates and changes constantly, within us, around us. Nothing…

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disc cleaning glass polishing

Disc cleaning between polishing stages

This grinding/polishing disc is around 40kg (88 pounds). I have to clean it extremely well every time I switch from one grit stage to the next, as any previous grit left on the disc can cause scratches — one of the most feared moments because it means you have to start over and spend several…

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Illustration by Theo Horneman

Today I had a nice surprise. The artist Theo Horneman has dedicated his latest illustration to my art. Through his drawings, Theo explores the world of imagination and free expression. Check out his artistic illustrations and creativity on Instagram! @theohorneman

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Glass polishing

Glass casting and the art of patience

This video shows one of the most tedious parts of the glass polishing process. Cleaning up the eccentric grinding machine to make sure it’s not contaminated from previous silicon carbide grit. Of course this speedy timelapse took me over an hour in real life… When I started working with glass, I remember I used to get impatient…

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In the studio | Glass casting process

Behind the scenes in the studio   [fve]https://vimeo.com/226649587[/fve]   One of my favorite moments of the glass casting process is when I open the kiln. Firing a piece takes about two weeks and it requires complex programming—optical glass is very demanding. In glass casting there is always tension because unpredictable things can happen. You have…

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