word about this multi-talented Glass Artist
fascination with water, how it moves and how light passes through it
led to his interest in the medium of blown glass. He has studied
extensively the properties of light and water combinations, as they
relate to the rainbows, chakras, and to various healing and art forms.
love of glass supports my philosophies in spirituality and prayer. I
believe that a spiritual magic occurs when ancient ocean sands are
gathered from mother earth and placed into a crucible of fire,
tempering the elements into molten
fluid called glass. When this molten glass is mixed with various
metals to create colors of the rainbow, and formed into free flowing
vessels, a hint into the mystery of creation is revealed."
style of blowing is "off hand blowing"; he uses no molds,
and does no grinding. This is a very difficult style of glass blowing
as it requires "one shot" accuracy. The molten glass, fired
to 2300 degrees, is blown and shaped from the artist's hands with the
use of simple tools. The result? Exquisite Art Glass.
White Elk's inspiration for his
blown glass is taken from his state of "awe" and amazement
at the wonders of life. His art is a consequence of this veneration.
"Art is the study of
communicating this state of veneration..."
~ White Elk has been a dedicated
glass artist since 1993.