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Saturday, June 26, 2010
Graham is a local glassblower who is currently working as an assistant/apprentice to internationally known glassblower Victor Chiarizia of Fairview, NC
Graham Lawing has been studying traditional Venetian glassblowing techniques for over 6 years. His education in glass has been developed through traditional European style apprenticeship to numerous master glass artists. In traditional apprenticeships, Graham learned technical skill as well as many coveted traditional Italian glass blowing techniques. Over the years Graham has developed his own voice through these traditions.
In his current body of work, Graham uses traditional incalmo and cane working techniques to illustrate abstractions of nature. His striking functional pieces use bold bands of color that are reminiscent of distant horizons. Graham’s connection to the natural world has been with him since long before his glass career. Growing up on the beach and now currently living in the mountains of Asheville, one can see his love of nature reflected in his glass.
His lovely vases have such texture to them and beg to be touched. His hand-blown glass is ornamental, functional, and in lucid designs. Graham uses unique and traditional forms of artisan vases, bowls and stemware in vivid color and clean lines.