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He also created the florescent glass called Glo Glass that is sold exclusively at Spruce Pine which he’s had years to play around with, so don’t be shy to give you a ring or email, whether its about glass or perhaps a special project using solar energy.
Thank you for listening to the Taming Lightning Podcast. I’d like to thank David Wilson for taking the time to record for the podcast. His work is not easy to find, so it was pleasure to learn more about him. It’s also nice to have someone to reach out to in regards to my interest in fluorescent glass and its use with plasma, but also a resource for powering outdoor public sculptures. 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 and the Plasma Art Alliance where I have access to the well of knowledge and connects me to some amazing people.
See you next time,
-Percy | Taming Lightning
Image: Return to Hieroglyphics by James Akers
Welcome to Taming Lightning, I'm Percy Echols II. I'm the creator and host of Taming Lightning, as well as the emerging plasma tech at Pittsburgh Glass Center, where I'm researching and developing a space to explore Plasma and Neon Light as an Artist Medium.