Artist Statement

 

Michael Dickinson, born April 23, 1994, works from his private studio in the heart of Marin at Art Works Downtown 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.

 

 

Exhibitions and Juried Selections

Marin Open Studios, San Rafael, Ca, 2018.

American Craft Council, San Francisco, Ca, 2017.

Kings Mountain Art Fair, Woodside, Ca,  2017.

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, Mill Valley, Ca, 2016-2017.

Sunriver Art Fair, Sunriver, Or, 2017.

Maker Faire Bay Area, Exhibition and Live Demonstration, San Mateo, Ca, 2015-2017.

Menlo Park Summerfest, Menlo Park, Ca, 2016-2017.

San Carlos Art and Wine Festival, San Carlos, Ca, 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.

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.


Education

Chris Ahalt - "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.

 


Press

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.


Member/Contributor of the following organizations:

The Crucible Industrial Arts School, Oakland, Ca.

Bay Area Glass Institute, San Jose, Ca.

Artworks Downtown, San Rafael, Ca.

Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California

Glass Art Society

International Society of Glass Beadmakers

Glance - Glass Alliance of North America