Third Thursday Artist Series
Elin Christopherson Glassblowing
Elin Christopherson earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Glass from California College of Arts and Crats in 1989, and her Graduate degree in Glass at Alfred University in 2001. Elin taught glassblowing at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, The Studio in Corning, Alfred University in New York, Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, and Pilchuck Glass School. She received five scholarships to study at Pilchuck Glass School. Elin currently teaches Glass at San Francisco State University, and California College of Arts and Crafts.
“There lies a tension between the modern human effect on the natural worked and the often unappreciated depth of human dependence on that world. A vessel can hold safe the seeds of nature as we humans become stewards in the future health of the Earth and its natural resources. I choose salvaged natural materials. My goal is to seek out certain elements that I believe have been overlooked, to reuse, and celebrate the intrinsic worth of these hidden elements in the health of both human and natural systems…. In my work, I play with a sense of unseen energy, purpose and movement.”
Free Lecture, Demonstration & Reception.
Funded in part by a grant from Office of Cultural Affairs, City of San Jose and Arts Council Silicon Valley.
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