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Taming Lightning

Dec 14, 2017

In today’s Podcast we’ll be talking with Kiki Jewell. Kiki is a software engineer who has been captivated by light since she was a young girl and yet found herself creating as a metal sculptor and 3D graphic artist while making light sculptures through the use of EL wire, fire, and of course Neon and Plasma. Introduced to Neon in 1992, she’s educated herself through classes she’s taken at Crucible in Oakland, California, Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, as well as learning from prominent artists such as Bruce Suba and Ed Kirshner.


She is one of the founding members of BANG! Studio the Bay Area Neon Group which a small studio for those interested in learning and working in neon. After starting a family, Kiki is just getting back into making her plasma work, and will be sharing with us about what she does, and how she found herself working in Neon.
I’ve enjoyed talking with her as she is rich with energy and knowledge, and I’m excited to talk with her again about her future projects and ideas.

Intro Music: Boost by Jakim Karud


Outro Music: Re-Entry by Lapse


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Thank You for listening to the Taming Lightning Podcast. I’d like to thank Kiki Jewell for taking the time to talk with us after a long day, scheduling these podcast can be challenging, especially when we are several time zones away, and I’m excited to continue talking about her ideas and new projects. 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, as well as 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. 

See you Next Time!

Percy Echols II
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