This session will be streamed from the Pittsburgh Glass Center where Percy will lead us step-by-step on pumping, filling, and lighting a glass vessel for Plasma. From his podcast, Taming Lightning, and the collaborative video series with GEEX, Intro to Plasma, we’ll touch on a variety of interconnected topics: from the Elements of Plasma venn diagram, to Structural Guidelines for Vessel Crafting, Examples of Aesthetic considerations on the influence of vessel geometry (internal shape of the vessel ) and optical influences of surface attributes(color of glass, translucency, and use of phosphors). If you’re interested in trying to make work for plasma, this session will give you a hint of what is involved in this unique light and glass medium in which collaboration with facilities and artists are likely to be part of this process.
Check out Chapter 2: Taking Shape and Chapter 3: It’s Lit: Chemistry of Collaboration from the Intro to Plasma series, as we would love to hear of any questions you have that Percy can address!
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.