I'll be delaying the release of Episode 19 with Tommy Gustafsschiold in hope to bring you a better podcast. Since I'll be in Sweden next week, I believe I can have a much more interesting conversation with Tommy G about his studio, Neon, and Art in Scandinavia.
Tommy has been very supporting and positive voice with neon and has offered to lend his hand not only in my journey to teach and assist at The Glass Factory Boda, but his expertise in setting up neon and plasma for the upcoming Glass Art Society Conference in 2020.
I'm super excited about my trip and what an opportunity this is teach and learn with some amazing people, and offer greater contribution to Plasma Light Art!
-Percy | Taming Lightning
Thank You for listening to the Taming Lightning Podcast. I’d like to thank Glas and the participants at the Plasma Parley for being such great host and giving with their time and feedback, and to Steven Cole for taking time to record for the podcast. It was thanks to his support and encouragement that I even recorded for the Plasma Parley at all. I travel with my equipment in tow, but still hesitated to put out the suggestion. Even with all that I’ve done so far, I can be intimidated by the process. But like with anything once you get rolling it doesn’t matter how you start.
-Percy | Taming Lightning
New York may not be the city of lights but it has been home to over 100,000 neon signs over the years. Although only a handful of these historic signs remain, the art of neon is still alive in Tribeca at Let There Be Neon, one of the city's last remaining neon craftsmen shops. Technology may change the standard for signage but neon has made a resurgence with artists, designers, and brands all gravitating towards this nostalgic light. Host Annamaria Stewart meets up Jeff Friedman, the owner of Let There Be Neon, who much like NYC is no stranger to neon signs.
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Thank You for listening to the Taming Lightning Podcast. I’d like to thank Glas work and the participants for being such great host and giving wither their time and feedback. I have left out some other participants such as Bruce Suba and Steve Cole, as I’d like to get back to them for their own standalone episode, and would love to revisit Nate after he’s had sometime working and playing with plasma, to see where they are grown. 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 to help bring in these artists and instructors to help build and spread their knowledge, and the Plasma Art Alliance where I have access to the well of knowledge and connects me to some amazing people.
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.