Therman Statom

  • Therman Statom Working Shots

    Therman Statom Working Shots

    Artist Therman Statom, pioneer of the contemporary glass movement, was invited to participate in the WheatonArts art making community as part of the Emanation 2017 residency and exhibition project. Here he is seen in the WheatonArts Glass studio working on a hand-blown glass face jug for his installation with Studio Floor Manager Skitch Manion and resident artist Madeline Almeida.

  • Therman Statom Working Shots

    Therman Statom Working Shots

    Artist Therman Statom, pioneer of the contemporary glass movement, was invited to participate in the WheatonArts art making community as part of the Emanation 2017 residency and exhibition project. Here he is seen in the WheatonArts Glass studio sketching an image of a hand-blown glass face jug for his installation with resident artist Madeline Almeida.

  • Therman Statom Working Shots

    Therman Statom Working Shots

    Artist Therman Statom, pioneer of the contemporary glass movement, was invited to participate in the WheatonArts art making community as part of the Emanation 2017 residency and exhibition project. Here he is seen in the WheatonArts Glass studio working on a hand-blown glass face jug for his installation with Studio Floor Manager Skitch Manion and resident artist Madeline Almeida.

  • Therman Statom Working Shots

    Therman Statom Working Shots

    Artist Therman Statom, pioneer of the contemporary glass movement, was invited to participate in the WheatonArts art making community as part of the Emanation 2017 residency and exhibition project. Here he is seen in the WheatonArts Glass studio working on a hand-blown glass face jug for his installation with Studio Floor Manager Skitch Manion.

  • Therman Statom Working Shots

    Therman Statom Working Shots

    Artist Therman Statom, pioneer of the contemporary glass movement, was invited to participate in the WheatonArts art making community as part of the Emanation 2017 residency and exhibition project. Here he is seen in the WheatonArts Glass studio working on a hand-blown glass face jug for his installation with Studio Floor Manager Skitch Manion.

  • Therman Statom Working Shots

    Therman Statom Working Shots

    Artist Therman Statom, pioneer of the contemporary glass movement, was invited to participate in the WheatonArts art making community as part of the Emanation 2017 residency and exhibition project. Here he is seen in the WheatonArts Glass studio working on a hand-blown glass face jug for his installation.

  • Therman Statom Working Shots

    Therman Statom Working Shots

    Artist Therman Statom, pioneer of the contemporary glass movement, was invited to participate in the WheatonArts art making community as part of the Emanation 2017 residency and exhibition project. Here he is seen in the WheatonArts Glass studio working on a hand-blown glass face jug for his installation with Studio Floor Manager Skitch Manion and intern Kate Crankshaw.

  • Therman Statom Working Shots

    Therman Statom Working Shots

    Artist Therman Statom, pioneer of the contemporary glass movement, was invited to participate in the WheatonArts art making community as part of the Emanation 2017 residency and exhibition project. Here he is seen in the WheatonArts Glass studio working on a hand-blown glass face jug for his installation.

  • Therman Statom Working Shots

    Therman Statom Working Shots

    Artist Therman Statom, pioneer of the contemporary glass movement, was invited to participate in the WheatonArts art making community as part of the Emanation 2017 residency and exhibition project. Here he is seen in the WheatonArts Glass studio working on a hand-blown glass face jug for his installation.

  • Therman Statom Working Shots

    Therman Statom Working Shots

    Artist Therman Statom, pioneer of the contemporary glass movement, was invited to participate in the WheatonArts art making community as part of the Emanation 2017 residency and exhibition project. Here he is seen in the WheatonArts Glass studio working on a hand-blown glass face jug for his installation.

  • Therman Statom Working Shots

    Therman Statom Working Shots

    Artist Therman Statom, pioneer of the contemporary glass movement, was invited to participate in the WheatonArts art making community as part of the Emanation 2017 residency and exhibition project. Here he is seen in the WheatonArts Glass studio working on a hand-blown glass face jug for his installation.

  • Therman Statom

    Therman Statom

    Therman Statom Headshot.

Therman Statom

Sculptor, glass artist, and painter – is most notably known as a pioneer of the contemporary glass movement for his life-size glass ladders, chairs, tables, constructed box-like paintings, and small scale houses; all created through the technique of gluing glass plate together. Sandblasted surfaces become a canvas for spontaneous vibrant colors and line work, which take nuances from Abstract Expressionism and concepts of Minimalism, while simultaneously incorporating a twist by using blown-glass elements and found objects.

Much of the latter half of Statom’s career has been focused on the importance of educational programming within the arts. He has taken a deep interested in employing workshops as a catalyst for social change and in affect, positively impacting a community. Working directly with the artist himself, adults and children alike share a combined experience of exploring art making via a hands-on experience. Inhibitions and limitations are left by the wayside, and the practice or act of “doing” becomes a journey of self-discovery, creating an opportunity for the participant to go to a new place within themselves.
“I believe art can be understood both conceptually and intuitively. I think there is a need for the general public to come to an understanding that to appreciate art and creativity they must trust his or her self; that extensive education is not a prerequisite for understanding art. Much of what I do is seeded in what is more of an intuitive process; a large portion of my work is exploring these processes within people and their environments.

 The fact is, I believe that creativity is a part of all aspects of what people do; my studio and educational efforts via workshops and the support of outside programming, general educational and cultural institutions, are a reflection of this belief.

 I feel that art is a tool for empowerment and education. It’s also a viable tool to investigate positive change and engage a culture through the use of exploration.”