Third Thursday Artist Series
May 19, 2005
Michael Sosin Glassblowing
Michael Sosin earned his Master’s degree from the UC, Berkeley, where he later taught. He subsequently spent two years studying glass at the California College of Arts and Crafts, and established his own studio, Pinzette GlassWorks, in Northern California. He has studied at the finest glass schools in America: Penland School of Crafts, North Carolina; the Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle; Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle; and the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine.
Michal creates hand-blown glass vessels and sculpture influenced by Asian motifs, classical Grecian and Roman vessels. His work has been shown at major museums, galleries and juried exhibitions throughout the United States.
“I love the glass blowing process. I was passionate about it from the moment I first gathered molten glass from the furnace. There is nothing quite as exciting as shaping and forming this hot material-a material that you can never actually touch yet there is such a tender and intimate relationship with the medium….There is a tension that builds as one creates a piece knowing that it can be lost at any time No piece is ever quite reproducible or predictable, and that is part of the excitement and mystery of glass.’
Free Lecture, Demonstration & Reception.
Funded in part by a grant from Office of Cultural Affairs, City of San Jose and Arts Council Silicon Valley.