One of the biggest challenges of being an artist is finding a process that works for you. Different people can be productive in different environments, at different times of day, completing the same steps in a different order, asking different questions of oneself. In short, the variables in creating a process that works for you are considerable.
Many artists find it helpful to learn how other artists work, to watch them at work in their own process, and possibly to borrow or compare to their own.
In our newest video lesson, Ted Sawyer Powder Demonstration, we let you watch Ted at work in the studio as he works on two of his signature pieces. Ted narrates the video, offering insight into what he’s considering as he arrives at each step.
Ted Sawyer is a successful contemporary artist working in glass known for, among other things, his technique of applying glass powders to build layers that impart texture and mood to his pieces. In addition to having his work on view in numerous galleries around the world, he’s a frequent lecturer and director of Bullseye’s research and education department.
Although the purpose of the video is to look at Ted’s process, what about the result?