Glass Artist

Shannon Brunskill Talks about Her Work and Being a “Glassie”

Posted November 21, 2012 in Blog

View of “CraftTexas 2012.” From left to right: Miguel Abugattas’ “Untitled,” Tybre Newcomer’s “Tool of the Latter 20th Century: 5 Gallon Bucket,” Shannon Brunskill’s “The Sandwich Generation,” and “Disintegration” by Shannon Brunskill. Photo by Eric Hester.

Glass artist, Shannon Brunskill, talks about how she found glass, being part of a larger artist community, and the inspirations behind her pieces featured in CraftTexas 2012, currently on view at HCCC through December 30, 2012.

My work is a series of responses to moments I have experienced in life.  These moments imprint in my mind and resonate with me for weeks, months or years until I respond to them physically. It typically begins with a realization of some situation I find myself in, then I begin examining the situation and exhaust all possible meanings (there is a lot of thinking going on). The actual making comes after I have deeply considered what I want the piece to say and how I want to communicate my experience to a broader audience. Although the mental process of creating varies per piece, sometimes it may take a year to completely flesh out the idea before I begin to construct the physical piece of work. The work in CraftTexas 2012 is no exception to this. Continue Reading »

Transference and the Glass Armonica

Posted February 22, 2012 in Blog

We are incredibly lucky to be showing the multimedia exhibition, Transference, by glass artist Andy Paiko and experimental sound artist Ethan Rose, in the small gallery at HCCC. Continue Reading »