Precision and Symmetry in Goblets: Steve Sizelove

On a recent trip to New York City, I ran across a wall of glass goblets in the Museum of Art and Design.  Several of the artists’ work were instantly recognizable, one of which was a goblet by Steve Sizelove.   It caught my eye more than any other goblet in the case, firstly because I had recently attended the Midwest Glass Experience, a workshop in St. Louis, Missouri where he demonstrated his technique.   But secondly, this goblet set itself apart from the others by its clean and precise symmetry.

Steve Sizelove's Goblet Demonstration at the Midwest Glass Experience

Steve won the NICHE award for 2010 for the goblet pair “The Second Dance.”

The NICHE Awards competition is open to professional craft artists over the age of 21 who reside in the United States or Canada and are actively involved in the design and production of craftwork supplied to galleries and/or craft stores.

From his Bio:

“Finding the medium of hot glass in 1995 could not have been a more life-changing event for Indiana artist Steve Sizelove.  The novel independence of early adulthood had recently diverted his attention from studies at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and inspired cross-country travel. While living in Boulder, Colorado, Steve was given the opportunity to “play with some glass” at a friend’s makeshift flameworking studio.

He was instantly hooked.”

Accent Vessel • Style 4, 18.25 " H x 4.25" W x 4.25 " D

Always concerned with quality and craftsmanship in his work, Steve sought the instruction of notable glass artists such as Robert Mickelsen, Roger Parramore, Milon Townsend, Italian master Lucio Bubacco and others. Workshops with these artists helped Steve refine his glassworking skills and led to a 2005 Niche Award in the category of Goblets and his inclusion in Lark Books’  500 Glass Objects.”

Figure Study, 15.25 H x 4.25 W x 4.5 D

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~ by ginkgoglass on March 17, 2010.

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