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Photo(s) of the Week: Drama in the Glass Shop

The Penland Glass studio

A component of the fall glass Concentration, taught by Matthew Szösz, was an exploration of the material properties of glass, which include, in its molten state, light, heat, and fluidity. During the workshop’s final critique, studio assistant Leana Quade, with help from the instructor and several of her studiomates, did a performance based on these properties.


Penland School Glass Studio

With the lights doused and using the last bit of glass in the furnace, Quade and Matthew slowly poured ribbons of glass into a tall, water-filled box with one transparent side, creating fleeting vertical patterns that changed in character as the water heated up. (Photos by Robin Dreyer)