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John Sharvin

John Sharvin

Title
Studio Technician
Email
john@pittsburghglasscenter.org
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John Sharvin's work explores the separation between the reality and the imaginary through the use of miniatures and glass sculpture. Creating these miniature landscapes draws the viewer into a new and intimate realm, reminiscent of a shadowbox or dollhouse. These dreamlike worlds create deceptive memories and locations for the viewer to reflect on. Recollection of a place or memory is often distorted through the lens of time. When recalling past memories he often wonder what is made up and what is true. He has been working in glass since late 2008 where he graduated from The Ohio State University in 2012 with a BFA in glass. He stayed in Columbus for a few years working in galleries, doing public glass demonstrations and tutoring students. He took a Technician Apprenticeship in Pittsburgh at the Pittsburgh Glass Center in 2014. He is currently the Studio Technician Manager for the Glass Center.