Jack Storm the cold-glass sculptor

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By NTD Newsroom
January 22, 2017Entertainment
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Jack Storm the cold-glass sculptor

Jack Storm is destined to be someone amazing. Young, talented and skilled but it wasn’t until later in life that Jack discovered his passion for contemporary art.

It was during his junior year at Plymouth State University that he stumbled upon a nearby studio of a glass artist producing a rare style of glass artwork by combining lead crystal and dichroic glass using a cold-glass process. Jack worked alongside this fellow artist for over a year to learn every component and facet of this incredibly challenging unusual art form.

Both challenged and inspired by having been told that his vision was impossible, one of Jack’s first major accomplishments as an independent glass artist was to invent and design a cold-working lathe that offers him the ability to turn glass and sculpt shapes with curves and details like one would produce from a wooden medium.

The intense cold-glass process which can take up to 24 weeks for each contemporary glass sculpture to come to life begins at the heart of the design, by creating a core of lead crystal which is cut, polished and laminated creating reflective mirrors. When wrapped in optical glass, the refraction of light as it passes through the glass creates rainbows of hypnotic color.

To understand a little more about cold-glass process lets watch the following video and surely you will be inspired by it.