We’ll talk about Kirshner’s background pre-glass, where he’s studied architecture and sculpture at Cornell University, the University of California, Berkely, and the Oskar Kokoschka School in Austria. Having work represented in the US and internationally we’ll talk about his current work and projects, Teaching and the Blow and Glow Class at Pittsburgh Glass Center, and his thoughts on the future of Plasma and the Plasma Art Alliance.
images courtesy of Ed Kirshner at www.aurorasculpture.com
Thank You for listening to the Taming Lightning Podcast.
I'd like to thank Ed Kirshner for taking the time to record for the podcast, and for his openness in sharing his knowledge. It was great experience working with him and Jaime for the Blow and Glow class, by seeing another process and working with him closely there’s just so much you can learn. He’s open to questions so be sure to reach out to him. You’ll find his contact information on his website at www.aurorasculpture.com 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 knowledge for running plasma at Pittsburgh Glass Center, and the Plasma Art Alliance where I have access to the well of knowledge and connects me to some amazing people.
-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.