Do note that there's so much goes into the process of Plasma Sculpture that I'm just focusing on presenting the fundamental and essential methods, while collecting and providing resources for further self-study and knowledge. That is to say I will fill in the science and history where it is necessary or difficult to resource, but will not got into a sort of technical manual writing. Due to this being my formative years of experience, in addition to developing working methods for my particular environment, such as the public studio at Pittsburgh Glass Center, it's hard to pin down many other details since my knowledge expands and updates very quickly; though if encouraged to share, I would be open to talking about moment to moment findings, just a I do with my contemporaries.
Thank you to the students or rather co-learners, instructors, and TA’s of 2022 Neon and Plasma Summer workshop, Borderline, taught by James Akers, Sean Bradley, and myself at the Pittsburgh Glass Center.
It was personally a challenging week for me, as I could not be there for the majority of the day, yet everyone worked hard, played hard, and had a good time. This was the first time we've run any of the neon torches for a class, I appreciate every bit of feedback I received, especially of the presentations I shared with you during the class.
It was due to your input that I have felt ready to share this document for further research and implementation.
If you're interested in my particular thoughts on something, please ask, I'll even see if I can discuss that question with someone more experienced so we can get a well rounded answer.
As always, Be safe, be healthy, and be strong,
and I'll see you next time,
-Percy Echols II,Taming Lightning
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.