George Watson's Profile

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I have been working as an artist for over 40 years now. I started with oil painting, and soon started working in stained glass as well, interested in how the best aspects of each could work together. Incorporating fused glass into pieces, and wanting to make my own glass and components to use in my work, moved me to building my own glass furnace to create unique glass to use in my work. I soon began blowing glass not only for stained glass use, but as blown glass art pieces as well. This brought me into appreciating how the 3-dimensional aspects of the work could be used to bring the look of painting and stained glass into pieces that could be expanded from the flat, edge confined pieces into work that continued on past the edges. Work that could be held, turned to see the continuing "story", and appreciated in ways that only holding the work allows. After advancing the glass work to a certain point, there was a feeling that I…

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  • Joined March 25, 2010

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Clay, Glazes, Glass, Oil Paint, and various bits and pieces of random, interesting stuff that can be used along with my main materials

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About

I have been working as an artist for over 40 years now. I started with oil painting, and soon started working in stained glass as well, interested in how the best aspects of each could work together. Incorporating fused glass into pieces, and wanting to make my own glass and components to use in my work, moved me to building my own glass furnace to create unique glass to use in my work. I soon began blowing glass not only for stained glass use, but as blown glass art pieces as well. This brought me into appreciating how the 3-dimensional aspects of the work could be used to bring the look of painting and stained glass into pieces that could be expanded from the flat, edge confined pieces into work that continued on past the edges. Work that could be held, turned to see the continuing "story", and appreciated in ways that only holding the work allows. After advancing the glass work to a certain point, there was a feeling that I needed to handle some work while it was being made, in ways that 2000 degree glass does not allow. So, clay, a medium that has always captivated me, entered into my studio. Painting has never left my blood, and the work I do always is done with the feeling of painting. Not necessarily with paint, but with the materials being used, each is created as a unique work that hopefully has the feeling and look of a painting, but with the added benifits of the materials and shapes that these other medium allow, especially the tactile qualities. I work alone in my small studio, trying to make work that says something, and I hope you'll find something here that speaks to you. Or, at least, some music to your eyes.
George

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