SWAMP GIRL GLASS BLOWING
Create-your-own Glass Blowing Classes are a great way to make your own gifts while experiencing and learning about a craft that has been around for 2000 years. Join us for this amazing opportunity to craft your own decorative glass piece! You will be designing the color, shaping the glass with heat and your own breath while working with professional glass worker with 18 years of experience, Solange Ledwith with Swamp Girl Glass Blowing.
‘Balance’ is a body of work that looks at the relationship of material and form; how they rely on each other as well as affect each other. The glass components highlight the interior and exterior form because of its property of translucency. Typically when we look at form, we focus on the exterior shape. These particular forms allow us to glimpse inside and consider the interior form, how it also plays a part in determining the exterior shape. It is a synergetic and mutually influential relationship, and because of that, neither is no more or less important.
Solange Ledwith began working with glass in 2002 at Chico State University, CA, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree. Shortly after, she made her way to Los Angeles where she completed her Master's of Art degree at California State University of Fullerton.“I was fortunate to be able to study with and work professionally with LA's finest. It was there that I learned to love the delicate art of precision glass working.” To further advance her working skills and knowledge, she spent many summers at the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington where she was exposed to incredible talent that came from all over the world. In 2010, she made her way back to her birth home, Louisiana.“It was here that I really began to learn about myself and what is important to me; my love for family and home, and my appreciation for how precious life is.” Solange’s core foundation remains fond of the delicate aesthetics of precision glass and has now found a way to balance that precision with more colorful and playful designs.“I love what I do, and my world has become more playful and brighter because of it. My hope is to share that delight for life and glass with all of you.”