Exploring the theme of Process in the People, Place, Process exhibition
Hands and Tools
The properties of glass that make the medium so dynamic pose a unique relationship between hand and tool. Pieces made by the artists who have enjoyed residencies here reflect upon the balance of creating new artworks in the hand of the artist using tools similar to those that glassblowers in America have used for hundreds of years. In the exhibit, historical tools are displayed next to artworks highlighting hands and tools.
Over time the way glass makers share tools and ideas changed. During our early years, Tony DePalma would lock down the Glass Studio to keep secret the techniques behind making the Millville Rose. Today, the process is demonstrated to the public and explained in a Museum display. For this exhibit, a collection of Millville Roses through time and across artists are displayed, as well as the unique crimp tool used to make them.