BECon 2013: Tanja Pak with Tom Jacobs
Pak and Jacobs presented this lecture on Saturday June 22, 2013 in Portland as part of BECon 2013: CHROMA-CULTURE.
The Poetry of Production
Having already won two Red Dot Design Awards and been named Slovenia’s 2011 Designer of the Year for her “Lake” series of blown glass vessels, Pak turned her talent to kiln-glass with a residence earlier this year at the Bullseye factory. Utilizing the equipment and technical support of the factory’s technicians, she took on the challenge of fusing aesthetics to practicality in creating a line of tableware.
Pak believes useful objects must bear all the characteristics of good design, regardless of the means of production. Don't miss this chance to share Pak's findings on breath of glass and the flow of line and shade, of tone and shadow in design.
Tanja Pak holds a Masters in ceramics and glass from the Royal College of Art in London and a BA in industrial design from the University of Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts and Design, where she has been a professor since 2001. Pak has participated in numerous international residencies. Her work in design and fine art has been exhibited and published in Europe and America with special attention given to a number of breathtaking glass installations in architectural settings.
Tom Jacobs is Project Manager for Bullseye’s Research & Education studios, where he oversees the fabrication of architectural and large-scale kiln-glass projects. He frequently assists artists in up-scaling their work or translating works from other media into kiln-glass. Jacobs received his BA from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He was a Bullseye instructor for five years, teaching nationally and internationally, before moving to his current position.