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Artist, Joshua Carter - My influences are from everything I see, feel and experience. I do not set out to produce art about one subject or another. Rather, I create glass art that encourages each person to take something a little different out of the experience. Art is an expression grounded in aesthetics, encouraging thought and intriguing one’s senses and emotions. For me, the art is in the movements, the smells, the heat, and the sounds in the studio…a carefully orchestrated fire dance. I have always loved music and find that glass is intriguing with its rhythmic qualities, energizing me with endless possibilities. I consciously employ both traditional and innovative techniques refining my abilities with this challenging craft. I aim to enthuse, inspire and engage those witnessing my artwork, perhaps bringing to surface something new or something old or something present from within…

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  • Born on August 15
  • Joined December 5, 2010

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About

Artist, Joshua Carter - My influences are from everything I see, feel and experience. I do not set out to produce art about one subject or another. Rather, I create glass art that encourages each person to take something a little different out of the experience. Art is an expression grounded in aesthetics, encouraging thought and intriguing one’s senses and emotions. For me, the art is in the movements, the smells, the heat, and the sounds in the studio…a carefully orchestrated fire dance. I have always loved music and find that glass is intriguing with its rhythmic qualities, energizing me with endless possibilities. I consciously employ both traditional and innovative techniques refining my abilities with this challenging craft. I aim to enthuse, inspire and engage those witnessing my artwork, perhaps bringing to surface something new or something old or something present from within.

Joshua Carter has been interested in the Arts from an early age, experimenting independently with painting and ceramics. After relocating to Eugene, Oregon from Athens, Alabama in 1998, he continued his creative path by attending the Eugene Glass School. Glass quickly became his focus. Carter has studied under the instruction of Milon Townsend, Hans Ittig, Lynn Reed, Ray Olsen, Brian Kerkvliet and a number of others. He has been an active member on glass blowing teams with
various gaffers such as: Justin Parker, Mike Plane, Jason Harris, Rahman Anderson and Taylor Lominick. Carter has been the assistant to Charles Lowrie since 2004. He enjoys the rhythmic nature of working on a team and the solitude of his own studio in the foothills of Oregon’s Central Cascade Mountains.

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