Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Lampworked Art Glass Miniature Sushi Platter ~ Jesse Kohl

These mini food creations are unusual to say the least. They were handmade by glass artist Jesse Kohl, who I had the pleasure of meeting through eBay.

Jesse Kohl began lampworking at the age of fourteen under the tutelage of Paul Trautman Jr., the founder of Northstar Glassworks in Tigard, Oregon. He continued his study under the renowned lampworker and colorist Suellen Fowler and has subsequently assisted and co-taught numerous classes with her. These individuals left Kohl with an interest in glass that spanned both the artistic and scientific realms. While employed as the technical director of Northstar Glassworks, Jesse developed novel colored glasses and offered seminars internationally in the use and application of colored borosilicate glass. He has taught at The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, The Pittsburgh Glass Center, and The Erwin-Stein-Schule in Hadamar Germany. Kohl has also been a presenter at the 2004 G.A.S. conference in New Orleans, the 2005 ISGB Gathering, and the 2008 ASGS Symposium. During his undergraduate studies at Bard College he conducted research on silver containing glasses at the Corning Incorporated Sullivan Park research and development facility. Kohl is currently earning his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at Rutgers University, New Jersey.

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1 comment:

Stéphanie Kilgast said...

These are really great looking! And what an interesting life!