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Artists at Work: Ted Sawyer

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In this lesson, artist Ted Sawyer demonstrates his approach to working with powder on sheet glass as he creates two of his signature pieces (Intangible and Below and Above) in the Research & Education studio of Bullseye Glass Co. in Portland, OR. He narrates the various steps in the process—spanning three days and multiple firings—including preparation, composition, material selection and application, mark making options, and firing considerations.

About Ted Sawyer
Ted Sawyer received his BA in art with a focus in ceramics from Lewis and Clark College. From 1992-1993 he was the artist in residence at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon. In 1997 he joined Bullseye, where he is the Director of Research & Education. Sawyer teaches and lectures internationally and directs the production of Bullseye’s online educational videos. His glass work—featured in Corning’s New Glass Review 28, 30, 31, and 35—has been exhibited at galleries and museums around the world, including Bullseye Gallery.

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