Hot Jam is a free open house featuring heat defying acts of art including live glassblowing demonstrations and a contemporary glass art exhibition. Fun for the entire family. An American…
- April 7, 2017 6:00 pm
- Hot Shop
Pittsburgh Glass Center continues to support artists by recognizing a new artist each month.
Dana Laskowski's glass journey began in high school after participating in the SiO2 program at the Pittsburgh Glass Center. She attended the Creative and Performing Arts High School here in Pittsburgh, but was more on track to become a painter or graphic designer. Glass was certainly not her intended career path, but after falling in love with the material and process she went on to pursue a BFA in Glass at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, Pa.
After leaving college, Dana came back to the Pittsburgh Glass Center to teach workshops and multiweek classes, as well as teach an enameling course for beginners. She loves helping students figure out ideas and work through problems, but most of all enjoys learning about their backgrounds and experiences.
She said, "The art making process to me is very cathartic and helps me work through depression and anxiety. I use flowers and other feminine motifs to obscure the physical and emotional pain of my subjects. The inherent dualities of glass inspire my work, such as the strength and fragility of the material. Flameworking, fusing, traditional stained glass enameling, and blowing glass are all different processes I use to make my work."
Her work will be on display at PGC throughout the month of February.