Inspired by nature and ancient artifacts, Neal Drobnis creates glass sculpture in an exciting combination of the cast and blown glass techniques, reinterpreting a tradition of glass forming used by the Romans over three thousand years ago…
My sculpture combines the processes of glassblowing and casting. In this exacting and action-packed physical drama, carved and assembled templates are pressed into the sand to create a mold, released and then manipulated. I use the vessel form to establish a contrast between interior and exterior surfaces: the former is a showcase for the depth and intricacies of the casting, while the latter offers a transition from the earthy texture of the sand to the polished lip of the piece. —Neal Drobnis
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