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Taming Lightning

Apr 15, 2021

April 2021 | In the final chapter of this collaborative series, Percy Echols II discusses his journey to become an independent plasma maker, strategies for assembling a gas-filling manifold, and thoughts on accessibility, education, and advancing the field of plasma and glass.


Created and hosted by Percy, the Taming...

Feb 19, 2021

Feb. 2021 | In the third chapter of this collaborative series, Percy Echols II and Ben Orozco discuss filling and illumination. Created and hosted by Percy, the Taming Lightning podcast unpacks the alchemy of plasma and neon technology while interviewing glass artists, craftspeople, and scientists in the field.


Jan 21, 2021

In today's podcast, I have Rusty Russo, who has been working and developing his skills in the area of Illuminated Glass Tubing for over 30 years in which he’s acquired an expert level proficiency in glass fabrication, vacuum tube processing, system design, and construction, leak detection, technical support, packaging...

Dec 30, 2020

Hello Lightning Tamers! This episode number 34!

In today's podcast, we have a recording from 2019 during the plasma with blown glass workshop taught at the Glass Factory in Boda, Sweden. I was invited to teach alongside Ed Kirshner and Jamie Guerrero, which was only made possible by the 2019 Advancing Black Arts in...

Dec 17, 2020

Hello Lightning Tamers,

In today's podcast, I'll be joined by Ben Orozco for Chapter 2 of the Intro to Plasma series in collaboration with GEEX, the Glass Education Exchange.

The series is an introduction for Glass Educators and Makers who are new to the process of Plasma, as well as an introduction to Percy and his...