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William Morris Glass Sculpture and Influence

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William Morris Glass Sculpture and Influence

The glass sculpture by William Morris is usually the first thought I have when asked about which contemporary glass artists do I like. This is the type of question I could easily create a large list of artists and glass work. I could populate that list with glass blowers showcasing their technical skills and talent. I could include glass artists with a wonderful sense of aesthetic. I could “comb” through photos of amazing glass sculpture. I could even create categories based on functional and non-functional works in glass… But William Morris ‘s work and approach...

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Henry Moore Influence

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Henry Moore Influence

Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth have significantly grown as inspiration and influence on my own artwork and glass sculpture. In the first article, Inspiration in Art, I explained the complexity about inspiration. In the second article, Influence Behind My Glass Sculpture, I described the relationship between “inspiration” and “influence”. As I was becoming increasingly more interested in moving away from purely decorative vases and vessels, I was doing more drawing and sketches of forms that were less functional. My wife, Katie, said to me that my sketches reminded...

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Influence Behind My Glass Sculptures

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Influence Behind My Glass Sculptures

In my previous article about inspiration, I talked about the trickiness with the common question, “What is your inspiration?” In that article, I did not state the actual influence behind my glass sculptures. For people expecting me to pin-point those one or two things that have had an influence on my work, then this second part is the article for you. The Chicken or The Egg Influence and inspiration for me has always felt similar to the “chicken or the egg” theory. Let me give an example of what I mean by that. Let’s say you’re in the mood for chocolate...

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