She is one of the founding members of BANG! Studio the Bay Area Neon Group which a small studio for those interested in learning and working in neon. After starting a family, Kiki is just getting back into making her plasma work, and will be sharing with us about what she does, and how she found herself working in Neon.
I’ve enjoyed talking with her as she is rich with energy and knowledge, and I’m excited to talk with her again about her future projects and ideas.
Thank You for listening to the Taming Lightning Podcast. I’d like to thank Kiki Jewell for taking the time to talk with us after a long day, scheduling these podcast can be challenging, especially when we are several time zones away, and I’m excited to continue talking about her ideas and new projects. 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, as well as the Plasma Art Alliance where I have access to the well of knowledge and connects me to some amazing people.
Keep an eye out for more classes at Pittsburgh Glass Center as we work to provide a space for learning neon and plasma.
See you Next Time!
Percy Echols II
Taming Lightning ⚡
This Class will be located in the Flame Studio and will focused on use of various torches and Flameworking Techniques, where Wayne focus lies in the use of borosilicate glass, which is very strong, easy working, and enables fine details, while Mundy’s practice uses soft glass from furnace, which melts easily and flows smoothly as he manipulates them with gas air torches. You’ll be able to explore and experiment with both of these methods.The first thing we will do is to create a form/vessel that will be able to be vacuum sealed. The next step will be to pump the light with noble gases. Different mixtures of these gases will produce the most amazing effects and colors. Then proper use of power supplies will be discussed, demonstrated and studied and safety considerations are a priority.
For more inspiration check out Wayne and Mundy on the Web.
Image: Emoticon Hieroglyphs by James Akers
Taming Lightning is an educational blog and podcast about the art, Science, and History of Plasma and Neon Light through interviews, discussions, and collaborations with Artists, Makers, and Researchers.