andre nigoghossian's Profile
I began flameworking in 2006, taking workshops with as many great glass artists as possible, including Lucio Bubacco, Cesare Toffolo, and Robert Mickelsen.
Working glass at the torch is a very direct and fluid approach to sculpture which allows me to recreate the pieces i see in my imagination - figurines inspired by nature and myth, and vessel and ornament designs you might find in Oz or Wonderland.
Using transparent and opaque molten colors to build up and capture the essence of a form or gesture before the glass cools and solidifies into its final shape, the process challenged and captivated me from the start as an engaging hybrid of sculpture and painting. Each piece is handmade in a propane/oxygen torch flame from a hollow glass tube or solid glass rod, and each one is unique.
In the SF Bay Area find my work at Castle in the Air…
- Born on August 16
- Joined July 26, 2009