Banjo - Glassblower

 

“I believe that at the core of every one of us lies an unstoppable urge to manipulate and arrange things in both our inner reality and our external environment. We achieve this in myriad ways, whether it be through music, art, playing games, working business deals or even arranging boxes at the local Wal-Mart distribution center. The immutable tendency to solve problems creatively is innate to our species. To make my living as an artist, feeding my family while at the same time nurturing this creative core within myself is by far the biggest reward I can think of.”

 

Banjo and another Glass Artist will be working in their own space all weekend, which we’ve dubbed THE GLASS HOUSE.

Glass is of course made from liquid sand. You can make glass by heating ordinary sand (which is mostly made of silicon dioxide) until it melts and turns into a liquid. You won't find that happening on your local beach: sand melts at the incredibly high temperature of 1700°C (3090°F).

Banjo will work on a special piece to commemorate the weekend, and you can stop by and watch him work and see how the piece comes together each day.