Sneak Peek: Glass Artist Adam Waimon
December 27, 2012
By Maria LaPiana
The â€œArtistryâ€ piece on glassmaker Adam Waimon in the upcoming issue ofÂ New England Home ConnecticutÂ is my clear (sorry!) favorite–with good reason. It’s a wonderful story about a young artist whose passion for art glass was inspired by a trip to the legendary studios in Murano, Italy. Waimon’s technique is painstaking: He casts, carves, sandblasts, then reheats his work to give it an incomparable pearl-like luster. The artist’s achievements are nothing short of remarkable: Waimon, still in his twenties, has a degree in glass from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and his work has been featured in juried shows (the Boston Museum of Fine Arts’ summer auction and â€œRed Hot Glassâ€ at the Tacoma Museum of Glass in Washington, to name two), as well as in several Connecticut galleries. Color, texture and contours define his art; pictured here are just a few examples. To see more for yourself, don’t miss this issue!
Check Mates), 2011, blown glass, 10â€H Ã— 35â€W