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Treg Silkwood Guest Artist Demonstration

Watch Treg Silkwood create a large driftwood sculpture in his Guest Artist demo from June 6, 2019. See photos of the final piece out of the anneler starting at 1:52:58. Using traditional and nontraditional glassblowing and sculpting techniques, Silkwood demonstrates translating natural forms into glass. He uses a flameworking torch in the hot shop in order to attain rich detail that he cannot achieve with glassblowing alone.

The Guest Artist Series features world-class visiting artists at work in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. These special, extended demonstrations provide a fascinating peek at the techniques, artistry, and improvisation that comprise contemporary glassmaking. Our own Hot Glass Demo Team assists and narrates for each artist, answering audience questions in real time.