By Stephen Rolfe Powell
A world-class colorist of foreign status in sleek glass, Stephen Rolfe Powell creates his paintings in a quiet outpost of rural Kentucky. His paintings and his lifestyles bridge different such divides. The radiant murrini skins of his glass vessels have an outdated Italian pedigree, but his making options are substantially American of their dramatic individuality. he's an award-winning school room professor and a beneficiant ambassador for glass, but he's even as so uncompromising in his commitment to his artistic paintings that he stands between glossy 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 e-book charts the evolution of Powell's striking physique of labor. incredible photographic close-ups aspect the luminous murrini styles that experience develop into Powell's signature and show new methods of appreciating the complicated interaction of colour and texture in his paintings. Biographical and analytical essays by way of Mark Lucas, Laurie Winters, and James Yood discover such issues because the teamwork that's severe to Powell's special glass making approach; his instructing and studying studies at the highway, from the previous Soviet Union to Salt Lake urban in the course of the Olympics; and the tale of the 2 freak accidents that deeply affected his paintings and the way he thinks approximately it. Reflections through Kenn Holsten, Marvin Lipofsky, Dante Marioni, Bonnie Marx, John Roush, and Lino Tagliapietra extra complement the booklet. The book's wonderful pictures inspire the viewer to determine Powell's paintings from various viewpoints, highlighting the original interactions of obvious, opaque, and translucent glass and Powell's daring colour combos. Stephen Rolfe Powell: Glassmaker vividly portrays the strain and pleasure occupied with the artist's nontraditional, group method of operating with molten glass.