Friday, January 30th, 2014
Sonoran Glass School Members: Free
General Public: Suggested Donation of $5
Presentation: 6:00-6:30 p.m.
Demonstration: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Reception: 7:30-8:00 p.m.
Josh DeWall from the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio will be joining us in Tucson, Arizona for a lecture, demonstration, and reception on January 30th at Sonoran Glass School, the night before his weekend workshop Faster, Thinner, Better begins.
DeWall will be discussing his personal story and journey as a glass artist and will present a PowerPoint presentation featuring examples of his work and education. He’ll also be highlighting work from other established artists who have inspired him.
For his demo, DeWall start assembling a 2 1/2 ft. tall glass barrel cactus to be donated to Sonoran Glass School’s Sculpture Garden.
Following the lecture and demonstration will be a short reception where attendees, members, and staff can mingle and welcome Josh to Tucson. Beverages, beer & wine (21+), and light snacks will be available during the reception for a suggested donation of $2.
ABOUT JOSHUA DEWALL
Joshua DeWall is a Hot Shop instructor at the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio and a talented lampworker. Over the past ten years, this glass artist has worked nationwide as a glass gaffer, designer, assistant, instructor, and artist at notable institutions such as the Pittsburgh Glass Center; the Rochester Institute of Technology; Snow Farm in Williamsburg, MA and Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and currently now at Chrysler.
Awards, Fellowships, and Mentions include a Fellowship at The Creative Glass Center of America and scholarship to Pilchuck Glass School. Featured artist for the Chrysler’s Third Thursdays events–a series of groundbreaking, performance-based glassblowing demonstrations. Featured artist in New Glass Review. First artist chosen for Sonoran Glass School’s EAIR (Emerging Artist in Residency) program. Third place winner of the 12th annual Flame Off torchworking competition. Joshua DeWall returns to SGS as a visiting artist instructor. Josh was also a recent finalist in the Niche Awards for flame worked glass.
Upcoming exhibitions include New Waves exhibition at MOCA.
DeWall was born and raised in Galena, Illinois. What started out as an attraction and fascination with the medium of glass at a young age became a lifelong commitment to glass artistry for Josh directly after graduating high school. He received a BFA from Southern Illinois University and is a MFA candidate from The Rochester Institute of Technology.