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I began working with glass in 2002 when I saw a container of Venetian glass rods loosely arranged in a mason jar, sticking out of the top like a collection of colored pencils. I didn't know what they were, but I was captivated by the color palette. I took a few classes from some amazing and rather renown glass artists. I remember meditating in my bathtub, frustrated that I couldn't follow the instructor's directions perfectly. Like an epiphany, I thought "I just want to make wonky, squishy, imperfect forms!" I started exploring techniques and color combinations that would give voice to that inner tubby-person. That conversation continues, as do my bathtub meditations. I am ever in pursuit of whimsical fun juxtaposition of materials, forms, textures, and colors.
I am also an art teacher and developed the art curriculum for a local private school. My lessons have been published locally and national,…

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  • Born on May 25
  • Joined July 19, 2011

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Glass, recycled plastic, paint, glitter, silver, copper, brass, wire

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I began working with glass in 2002 when I saw a container of Venetian glass rods loosely arranged in a mason jar, sticking out of the top like a collection of colored pencils. I didn't know what they were, but I was captivated by the color palette. I took a few classes from some amazing and rather renown glass artists. I remember meditating in my bathtub, frustrated that I couldn't follow the instructor's directions perfectly. Like an epiphany, I thought "I just want to make wonky, squishy, imperfect forms!" I started exploring techniques and color combinations that would give voice to that inner tubby-person. That conversation continues, as do my bathtub meditations. I am ever in pursuit of whimsical fun juxtaposition of materials, forms, textures, and colors.
I am also an art teacher and developed the art curriculum for a local private school. My lessons have been published locally and national, including a project using discarded plastic bottles. In order to share my love of glass with my students, I developed my 'trash to glass' techniques in 2004 when our art museum hosted a Dale Chihuly exhibit. I like to call myself "the other Dale."
My artwork has been featured in newspapers, magazines, blogs, and local television, and my recycled plastic installations have been acquired and/or featured at The Orlando Museum of Art, The Orlando Science Center, and The Grand Rapids Recycling and Education Center.
For even more about me visit my website: DaleWayne.com. You will find a link to instructions on the recycling bottles projects.

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