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Season 2007 Episode 1010

John Lewis on Glass Casting

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John Lewis on Glass Casting
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John Lewis talks about cast glass in architecture and how his initial involvement with glass evolved from making hand-blown glass objects to casting architectural glass components.As a graduate student in architecture at the University of California at Berkeley, Lewis was introduced to blown glass by professor Marvin Lipofsky. Lewis founded the first private hot glass studio in California and later received his MA in design in 1970. His early work in blown glass led to an interest in glass casting. With the help of an NEA grant, he built an experimental facility to explore the possibilities of cast glass. At his state-of-the-art casting studio in Oakland, CA, Lewis designs and produces cast glass sculpture, tables, vessels and site specific architectural projects. He has completed numerous commissions for private and corporate clients and is represented in galleries internationally - Linden Treemoreless
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