I began working with glass in 1970 because it is an extraordinarily versatile material and I believed that there were endless unexplored possibilities. I still believe this . I employ the vessel as my vehicle of expression because of it’s basic three dimensionality; giving me the possibility of working in 2 and 3 dimensions at once, with endless multiple surfaces and views – both interior and exterior. The structure of my pieces (made up of thousands and thousands of colored glass threads thermally fused together and then formed by hand while hot) and the color are one and the same and this purity is important to me.
Source: NetWorks 2008 Catalogue
Produced by: Betsy Hart
Music courtesy of: Rachel’s “Family Portrait” from the album Music for Egon Schiele” 1996, ©Quarterstick Records – BMI
Executive Producer: Joseph A. Chazan M.D.
Artist’s website: tootszynsky.com