Tecosky creates sculpture and installation using found and constructed elements. He has a diverse range of glassmaking technique be it sharp and precise hot-sculpted arrows, crisp and clean collage of screen printed Islamic and architectural patterns, and light bending graffiti with neon.
I was fortunate to record this episode with him at the end of teaching a summer Intensive at the Pittsburgh Glass Center. We had touch base on instagram prior to meeting, and I’ve been itching to seed the potential for exploration with plasma in his hot sculpted shapes. Recorded shortly after Ed Blow and Glow class we discuss what techniques we would employ to make his shape work for plasma.
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I'd like to thank Leo Tecosky for taking the time to record for the podcast, teaching these summer intensives can take a lot of out ya with so much packed into a 5 day session. I’m excited to explore plasma with Leo’s shapes using Ed Kirshners Glass solder technique. Before that happens I’ve got some work to do in order to provide a consistent working recipe. 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.
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.