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Eamon King - Mirrored Glass Mace

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Mirrored Glass Mace
Blown Glass.
18" Length x 6 3/4" Height x 7 1/4" Depth.

Eamon King

I was first captivated by glass when I was four years old. Introduced to the material by Mark Matthews at Sauder Village, I was amazed by the perfectly shaped marbles with intense, bright patterns and colors. My first opportunity to practice this age-old craft came in high school with classes at the Toledo Museum of Art, and I haven't looked back since. I have continued to work with the material I love, challenging myself, and the glass, to exhaustion.

My work is heavily influenced by the Italian Maestros of Murano. I have observed and studied with many, which has helped my personal growth as an artist. I strive to bring classical Italian technique into the modern - focusing on traditional Venetian applications on creative, original works of art. My current concentration is on my Void Vases. With these I intend to reexamine the idea of a fragile medium by capturing it at a point of destruction - breaking the glass before the inevitable years of time do. This is achieved through a difficult balance of temperature and structure to achieve the desired form. I challenge my audience to view the glass at its most fragile state and still be enchanted by its beauty.

My work is a result of patience and persistence. Working with glass leaves room for very little error. I believe with a medium as temperamental as glass, the quality of the art reflects the quality of the artist. As an artist, I continue to push myself and my work to its limits.


2007 Private workshop with Ceseare Toffolo, Murano, Italy
2007 Bachelor of Arts, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
2006 "Tocair Piere" Workshop with Mattia Salvadore, Davide Salvadore, and Lino Tagliapietra, Scuola Del Vetro Abate Zanetti, Murano, Italy
2005 Elements of the Natural World, Milon Townsend Studio
1999 - 2001 Beginning & Intermediate Glassblowing, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

Work Experience

2006 Hot Shop Technician, Glassblowing Demonstrator, and Glassblowing Instructor, Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion, Toledo, OH
2002 Hot Shop Assistant and Resident Artist, Firenation Studio and Gallery, Holland, OH

Selected Exhibitions

2007 "Light Night 2007" Reykjanesby, Iceland
2006 "Breaking Out Open House" Firenation Studio and Gallery, Holland, OH. Solo Exhibition.
2005 "Books, Boxes, and Cubes" Lake Erie Research Center Gallery, Oregon, OH
2004 "University of Toledo Student Exhibition" Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

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