Hello World of Bongs Community, today we are together with Oak from the Locoboro Gallery and he tells a bit about his live as artist:
WHAT GOT YOU INTERESTED IN GLASS IN THE FIRST PLACE?
WHERE DID YOU LEARN YOUR SKILLS AND DO YOU CREDIT ANY OTHER GLASS BLOWER WITH HELPING YOU ACHIEVE YOUR SUCCESS?
After a long search and the right timing i met Galen Sawatzky “Goolenglass” in 2008 and from then i was able to slowly get into glassblowing. So the first 4 years there wasnt much time and opportunity to blow glass then gradually i was able to spend more and more time till 1 year ago i made glassblowing a full time gig.
TALK TO ME A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR STYLE.
My style has developed by being inspired from things in nature that i put my twist on. I like to make things that attract people’s attention and suprise them as they learn of its function
WHAT MATERIALS DO YOU MOST LIKE TO WORK WITH?
WHAT’S THE MOST FAVOURITE PIECE YOU’VE EVER MADE?
WHAT WAS YOUR WORST MOMENT ON THE PATH TO “MAKING IT” AS A GLASS ARTIST?
I guess im blessed i consider all my experiences with glass good and an occasion to learn to be better
AND WHAT WAS YOUR PROUDEST MOMENT?
To be recognized by some of glass blowings top artist
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO NEW GLASS ARTISTS?
Dont be rushed!