Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations
A DMG Visiting Glass Artist Series
Sponsored by The DMG School Project
This lecture/visual presentation series provides intimate conversations with world renowned glass artists about their techniques, challenges and inspirations. Free with Museum admission.
This month: Glass artists Thomas Maras and Todd Cameron
Thomas Maras has been blowing glass for more than 20 years and has received national recognition for his bold use of color and elegant forms. He began studying ceramics at Worthington Community College and continued at Moorhead State University, also in Minnesota, where he received his BA in ceramics and glass in 1995. He has written: “I enjoy working my glass hot. I have the freedom of transforming 2100-degree molten glass into a work of art, ready for use the following day.”
Todd Cameron studied nearly all media, including digital art, while pursuing his BFA at the University of Minnesota. Shortly after graduation, he was introduced to glassblowing and found his calling. He once said: “The first time I worked with molten glass, I was overcome by a powerful feeling – the type of feeling I imagine a bird has the first time it spreads its wings and takes flight.”