Artist Talks

DC Glassworks Hosts Glassmaker Andy Paiko

Photo courtesy of DC Glassworks.

Photo courtesy of DC Glassworks.

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Demonstration: Saturday, June 1 from 10am to 2pm

DC Glassworks hosts glassmaker Andy Paiko through the James Renwick Alliance’s Distinguished Artist Series.

Glassmaker Andy Paiko works in a hot-glass shop with traditional technique but with a highly-modified style. While many artists utilize one or more assistants, Andy has developed a solo-glassblowing strategy that both constrains and liberates his eventual output, turning the finished product into more that the sum of its parts- a 3-dimensional collage. Andy will demonstrate his innovative techniques of glass working while creating a 24-inch sculpture from start to finish.

A limited number of tickets are available.

In addition, Andy Paiko will present a lecture on his work on Sunday, June 2 at 2pm in the Grand Salon of the Renwick Gallery. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Andy Paiko is known for ambitious, technical works which explore the metaphorical and symbolic tension of form versus function. His work has been featured in such national and international print publications as FRAME, Wired UK, American Craft, Glass Art Quality, the Corning Museum’s New Glass Review, and numerous online blogs. He was selected as one of 20 emerging Searchlight Artists for 2008 by the American Craft Council. Paiko holds a BS in Studio Art from California Polytechnic State University. He was one of the artists in the Renwick exhibition 40 Under 40: Craft Futures. Paiko currently resides in Portland, Oregon.

To learn more and register click here.

DC Glassworks in located at 5346 46th Avene, Hyattsville, MD.

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