Apr 2, 2018
In Today's Podcast, we'll be talking with Mundy Hepburn a
luminous glass artist who has been making lights since 1976 with
over 30 years of experience working in Plasma. In his work, he
embraces his inner mad scientist and alchemist with his studio
containing several different tanks of noble gases, tubing, valves,
gauges, and other dodads. His approach is especially unique in that
he uses soft glass, such that seen in furnace glassblowing, to
create life-sized plasma lamps and vessels, as well his use of neon
torches for shaping hand pulled glass tubing, creating distinct
forms and gestures.
Mundy has been a great source of wisdom, knowledge,
encouragement, as well as having a personality of seemingly
boundless energy. I appreciate all he's done as a friend and
mentor, and very excited to have him as an instructor at Pittsburgh
Glass Center this summer.
Without further ado, onto the podcast!
Music: Re-Entry by Lapse
Check www.taminglightning.net for the full post!
Thank You for listening to the Taming Lightning Podcast. I'd
like to thank Mundy for taking the time to be on the podcast,
being very generous with his knowledge and continuous support!
Also, I'd like to thank Pittsburgh Glass Center for supporting me
as a place of research and inspiration, as well as encouraging me
to pursue this project, and the Plasma Art Alliance where I have
access to the well of knowledge and connects me to some amazing
Keep an eye out for more classes at Pittsburgh Glass Center as we work to provide a space for learning neon and plasma.
For more information on the 2- Night Neon and Plasma Globe workshop and Summer Intensive with Wayne Strattman and Mundy Hepburn, please check it out on the web at www.pittsburghglasscenter.org or call our studio at 412-365-2145.
See you next time!
Percy Echols II