Hand-Blown Glass Creatures Come To Life In Beautiful Sculptures By Scott Bisson
Glass working isn’t easy, but the result is totally worth the effort. For Scott Bisson, this truth became apparent when he bent his first glass tube in school, and it soon developed into a serious passion for hand-blown glass works. Scott’s most famous pieces depict frogs, lizards (geckos), snakes and various sea creatures, especially octopi. It is with the octopi that his skills are the most pronounced, because their smooth delicate shapes require the utmost attention of the glass craftsman. From the bulbous head and body to the tips of the tentacles, it’s a work of both art and love.
“I put a little bit of myself into every work of art I create. That is how I breath [sic]life into each piece” Scott writes on his website. And indeed, he seems to be going all in where the production of glass is concerned. He has been working on it for nineteen years now, and has met quite a few luminaries: Skip Horton, Buzz Williams, Robert Mickleson and so on. He even studied in the famed Italian glass making nexus of Murano, under Cesare Toffolo. Such willingness to do everything for the craft is also reflected in his own words: “If I don’t lose a piece a day from getting in over my head, then I am not pushing myself hard enough. Skill is the raw material of a great piece, and drive and energy make it take shape”
Good advice for any art field, really. Well, maybe not tattoos.