Mark Mitsuda, program chair for Aha Hana Lima 2017, and the board of Hawaii Craftsmen would like to welcome Matthew Szösz as the invited glass artist for this year’s Aha Hana Lima workshop season for glass. Szösz "approaches materials with an innate impulse to alter, build, and investigate. As an artist using glass as his primary medium, he creates performance-based experiments, and the resulting works have been described as "unexpected and boundary-pushing". Says Szösz, “Many of my works start from a basis of ‘un-likeliness.’” Matthew earned his BFA, BID (industrial design) and MFA from Rhode island School of Design. In 2012 the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution named him as one of the top young Craft artists in America in their exhibition 40 under 40 recognizing 40 craftsmen in craft disciplines that represent new avenues for the handmade in contemporary culture who were born after 1972.
Matt has had residencies, exhibited, taught, and lectured both nationally and internationally. He has taught at Toyama Institute for Glass, Penland School of Crafts, and Pittsburgh Glass Center and this year will be co-teaching a class at Pilchuck Glass School with Anna Mlasowsky (www.pilchuck.com/programs/summer/phenomena/).
His workshop will cover some new ways of forming three dimensional structures using the kiln. Students will be exposed to techniques for building flexible, inflatable or un-foldable structures that can be manipulated at temperature.
For more information about Matt and his work please visit his website: matthewszosz.com
aloha i am looking for 2 glass tiles that are 3/4 inch thick 1/2 inch would work 9 an 1/2 by 9 an 1/2 square for a outside gate it can be a little rough dont want to pay more than 20 each any one have some thing like this ... See MoreSee Less
Sorry this isn't something we can help you with. There are artists that make fused glass tiles for interiors but they are much more expensive due to the fabrication costs in Hawaii. Try Hawaii Rebuild or Home Depot for glass tile in that price range. Thanks for the inquiry.