May 9, 2018
In Today's Podcast, we'll be talking with Harriet Swarzrock an Australian glass artist who has recently finished a residency at Canberra Glassworks where she explored the use of both plasma and neon in her work.
I invited her to the podcast
after seeing her posts on Facebook and Instagram. Initially
hesitant to the invitation, but she was happy to share her
experience as a glassblower at the beginning of a new process. Here
we’ll be illuminating the struggles of learning Plasma, the
issues she had to overcome, as well as the role that the residency
for an artist developing new work, and importance of
mentorship and support.
Without further ado, onto the podcast!
Check www.taminglightning.net for the full post!
Thank You for listening to the Taming Lightning Podcast.
I'd like to thank Harry for taking the time to be on the podcast, especially between residencies. And for being open to talk about her experience in working with a new and difficult medium. 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 people.
Keep an eye out for more classes at Pittsburgh Glass Center as we work to provide a space for learning neon and plasma. Check us out at www.pittsburghglasscenter.org or call our studio at 412-365-2145.
See you next time!
Percy Echols II