This episode is Partial funded by the The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowment in reception of the Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh Grant, and residency hosted by the Pittsburgh Glass Center.
This was recorded towards the end of my trip to the Bay area in January, where in addition to visiting, I was doing some Technical Consultation for Half Moon Bay Art Glass regarding acquired neon equipment, and passing that along for additional modifications and repairs by Bruce.
In addition to Mr. Suba’s background we’ll be hearing some much-needed wisdom in the pursuit of plasma, the need to learn as much as you can, the importance of connecting with communities such as the ASGS, the American Scientific Glassblowing Society, and other tidbits.
Thank you for listening to the Taming Lightning Podcast. I’d like to thank Bruce Suba for taking the time to record for the podcast, his continued support and wisdom. and being a friend and mentor in glass and life. I encourage you to give him a call, he’s always willing you help in any way he can.
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 the Plasma Art Alliance where I have access to the well of knowledge and connect me to some amazing people. Last but not least this trip was made possible through the support of the Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh Grant provided by The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz endowment.
Be Safe, Be Healthy, and Be Strong, and I’ll 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.