While nearly every material requires some sort of a process to bring it from a raw state to a finished design, few materials demand the attention of the creator quite like glass. From the heat to the constant movement, and the teamwork often involved in creating larger pieces, the process of creating glass objects is not only sensitive but also a highly-skilled trade.
Among others who have chosen glass as their medium is Chattanooga, Tennessee–based glassblower and ceramic artist Chris Mosey.
Known for his original blown glass sculptures that appear to freeze liquid-like forms in a solid state, Mosey took his first glassblowing class over 20 years ago at the Appalachian Center for Craft and has since been churning out glass objects that “invite touch and exploit the tactile quality that glass can possess.”
Aiming to capture the glassblowing process with deeper insight, Filmmaker Bill Cox recently documented Mosey at work in his 5,000-square-foot Chattanooga iGNis Glass Studio: