Every now and then I pick up an art magazine to look at what people have been doing and get some fresh inspiration. Usually I look at Glass Art, Niche Magazine, and American Craft, but today I flipped through Ceramics Monthly. The forms and colors of the clay pieces in this magazine really struck me more then any had before. It gave me a lot of ideas of where to take the forms of my glass next.
One artist in particular that really caught my eye was Christopher Melia. He was featured in their 2012 emerging artists section of this issue. I was most inspired by the forms he incorporated into his vessels. Check out his website here and let me know what you think!
On the topic of clay, many glass artists I have met, including my mentor Randy Strong, started out in ceramics. I think that exploring clay and making clay models may help me develop my ideas for glass further, so I’m going to pick some up and experiment with it before I start my next work.