The month of December brings a special treat to our guests, staff & resident glass blowers; Sam Stark is here as our visiting artist for the month. Not that we don't appreciate and enjoy watching our resident glass blowers, we certainly do!
As a visiting artist Sam will help to develop new product designs and teach our full-time resident glass workers how to make them. It always helps to have new perspectives and ideas flowing as we try to create art which will be both entertaining to watch and of course purchase. It also helps to have that extra hand this time of year, breaking down those empty Corona bottles you've enjoyed and placed in our recycling containers. Sam has told us he finds inspiration for his most recent glass pieces while snorkeling with his family around Little & Big Maho Beach; which is certainly evident in those incredible octopuses he's been making. Come watch him and see for yourself as he re-creates his favorite sea-life and underwater scenes in our evening glass blowing demonstrations.
Some background on Sam: Sam owns and operates his own glass studio in Ashville, North Carolina where he lives with his wife Oksana and son Max. Sam has been educated by and worked for some of the greatest glass artists in the U.S and abroad such as Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapeietra, and Lordano Rosin, to name a few. While Sam's body of work range from simple functional pieces to large scale, abstract, installations, all of his glass art reveal his special interest in the harmonization of layered colors and the way they transmit light. More info at Stark Art Glass
Sam particularly enjoys interacting with and educating our guests at demonstrations so don't miss out on the opportunity meet this accomplished artist and watch him transform yesterday's beer bottles into timeless pieces of art.
Free public Glass blowing demonstrations Tuesday- Saturday 6:30-9:30pm
Coming soon... our guest artist for the month of January: Brent Craig (aka: Beagles)
Pictured is one mean looking octopus, quickly becoming a staff & guest favorite, as well as a new jellyfish paperweight.