Flameworking Demonstrations

Watch as local flameworking artists, Eric Goldschmidt and Becky Congdon use a 5000 degree Fahrenheit gas- and oxygen-powered torch to create amazing works of glass art.

Events

  • Friday, May 23 at Centerway Square from 12–1pm (Eric Goldschmidt)
  • Saturday, May 24 at West End Gallery from 12–5pm (Becky Congdon)

Artist Information

Eric Goldschmidt is the Properties of Glass Programs Supervisor at The Corning Museum of Glass. He has been working with flameworked glass since 1996, when his roommate introduced him to the torch. Since then, he has studied with and assisted many of the world’s most talented glass artists. These experiences have given him a vast array of techniques from which to draw. He combines this wealth of knowledge with his own interests in the subtle energies of the natural world, delicate forms, and intricate color application to create original new works. Previous to his current position, Eric was the resident flameworker at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass and a flameworker for Arribas Brothers Company at Disney World.

Becky Congdon has been working with flameworked glass since 1997, when she took a weekend workshop at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass. Today, she teaches and works full time at The Studio, as well as in her own studio.

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