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Taming Lightning

Jul 9, 2019

Intro Music: Boost by Joakim Karud

Interlude Music: Flix and Chill by Joakim Karud

Outro Music: The Process by LAKEY INSPIRED

Hello Lightning Tamers, this is episode number 15, and In today’s podcast we have the Plasma Yoda,  Ed Kirshner of Aurora Sculpture. He’s been working on in Plasma for roughly over 20+ years.


Inspired the natural occurance of plasma, such as the aurora borealis, he’d creates air tight vessels using a glass solder technique with ready-made and productions glass object, or fabricated and collaborations with Skilled glassblowers at both the Torch and Furnace. Notably Bernd Weinmayer, Jaime Guerrero, and Mitch LaPlante in which the interplay of geometry of glass shape and volume are a big player in discovering various patterns and displays.


We’ll talk about Kirshner’s background pre-glass, where he’s studied architecture and sculpture at Cornell University, the University of California, Berkely, and the Oskar Kokoschka School in Austria. Having work represented in the US and internationally we’ll talk about his current work and projects,  Teaching and the Blow and Glow Class at Pittsburgh Glass Center, and his thoughts on the future of Plasma and the Plasma Art Alliance.