By Stephen Rolfe Powell
A world-class colorist of overseas status in sleek glass, Stephen Rolfe Powell creates his paintings in a quiet outpost of rural Kentucky. His paintings and his existence bridge different such divides. The radiant murrini skins of his glass vessels have an previous Italian pedigree, but his making innovations are extensively American of their dramatic individuality. he's an award-winning school room professor and a beneficiant ambassador for glass, but he's whilst so uncompromising in his commitment to his artistic paintings that he stands between sleek glass's so much nuanced seekers after the perpetually sensual and elusive mysteries of sunshine and colour. An illustrated chronicle of Powell's glass-blowing occupation, this ebook charts the evolution of Powell's striking physique of labor. superb photographic close-ups element the luminous murrini styles that experience develop into Powell's signature and exhibit new methods of appreciating the advanced interaction of colour and texture in his paintings. Biographical and analytical essays through Mark Lucas, Laurie Winters, and James Yood discover such themes because the teamwork that's severe to Powell's specific glass making approach; his educating and studying reviews at the street, from the previous Soviet Union to Salt Lake urban throughout the Olympics; and the tale of the 2 freak accidents that deeply affected his paintings and the way he thinks approximately it. Reflections via Kenn Holsten, Marvin Lipofsky, Dante Marioni, Bonnie Marx, John Roush, and Lino Tagliapietra additional complement the ebook. The book's lovely photos motivate the viewer to determine Powell's paintings from diversified viewpoints, highlighting the original interactions of obvious, opaque, and translucent glass and Powell's daring colour mixtures. Stephen Rolfe Powell: Glassmaker vividly portrays the strain and pleasure concerned about the artist's nontraditional, crew method of operating with molten glass.