HAND BLOWN GLASS ART / SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA
Michael Dickinson, born April 23, 1994, works from his home studio on the Bay Area Peninsula where he fabricates primarily hollow form art and sculpture using borosilicate glass flameworking techniques. His work has been inspired by the growing contemporary glass and STEAM movements of the California art scene, as he incorporates gold and silver fume implosions into a unique expression of chemical reactions within his glass. Drawing from the fluid movements in nature, he continues to experiment with bringing that quality, from a molten state, to a solid formation of artistic articulation.
Exhibits and Juried Selections
American Craft Council, San Francisco, Ca, upcoming 2017.
Kings Mountain Art Fair, Woodside, Ca, upcoming, 2017.
Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, Mill Valley, Ca, 2016.
Maker Faire Bay Area, Exhibition and Live Demonstration, San Mateo, Ca, 2015-2017.
KPFA Summer and Winter Crafts Fair, Richmond, Ca, 2016.
The Crucible Holiday Gifty, Oakland, Ca, 2015-2016.
Hood River Harvest Festival, Hood River, Or, 2015-2016.
San Jose Mini Maker Faire, San Jose, Ca, 2016.
Menlo Park Summerfest, Menlo Park, Ca, 2016.
Redwood Mountain Faire, Felton, Ca, 2016.
Mountain View A la Carte and Art, Mountain View, Ca, 2016.
San Mateo Harvest Festival, San Mateo, Ca, 2015-2016.
Redwood City Art on the Square, Redwood City, Ca, 2015-2017.
Ojai's Art in the Park Juried Fine Arts Festival, Ojai, Ca, 2015.
MEMBER/Contributor OF THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS:
The Crucible Industrial Arts School, Oakland, Ca.
Bay Area Glass Institute, San Jose, Ca.
Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California
International Society of Glass Beadmakers
Glance - Glass Alliance of North America
Chris Ahalt - "Pushing, Poking, Pulling: Sculpting in the Flame" - Glass Education Center @ Salem CC 2017.
Jonathan Schmuck - “Coldworking,” Bay Area Glass Institute, California 2015.
Glass Art Society Conference, Bay Area Glass Institute, California 2015.
Wesley Flemming - "Intermediate Flameworking," Graceful Customs Studio, Gilroy, California 2015.
Phil Siegel - “Advanced Glassblowing,” The Foundry Glass Studio, Berkeley, California 2013.
Suzanne Tipton - “Scientific Glassblowing,” Revere Glass Studio, Berkeley, California 2013-2014.
Article/Tutorial, The Flow Magazine, "Marble and Paperweight" Issue, Summer 2017
Editor's Choice Award, 10th Annual Maker Faire Bay Area, 2015. Maker Faire Editor's Choice Recipients
Interview, KPFA Radio featuring artists at KPFA Summer Crafts Fair, Richmond, Ca, 2016. KPFA Radio
Professional Experience / Community Involvement
Flameworking Instructor, Bay Area Glass Institute, San Jose, Ca, 2016-current.
Flameworking Instructor, The Crucible Industrial Arts School, Oakland, Ca, 2016-current.
Live Demonstration, Stanford University Kimball Hall, Stanford, Ca, 2015-2017.
Exhibition and Live Demonstration, Maker Faire Bay Area, San Mateo, Ca, 2015-2016.
Instructor, Revere Glass Studio, Berkeley, Ca, 2014.