Artist Statement:

Molten glass behaves as a complex fluid with the most intriguing characteristics, providing infinite possibility of form and color with limitless potential of application. It induces elements of wind, water, fire, earth and gravity together in a creative process as demanding as it is personally fulfilling. Physical stress and mental fatigue couples in an unforgiving environment which commands my attention and imagination like nothing else. With so many challenges to focus on simultaneously glass demands the mind and body work together in harmony as one. I strive to engineer a fluid philosophical approach that is open to mistakes, adaptation and change allowing for opportunities to grow. I envision the energy imparted into my work forged by interacting with these elements and shines as an individual statement in each piece.

About Andy:

Andy Rock is a Glass Artist that currently lives in Plymouth, MN with his wife and their 4 children. In 2001 he took a glass blowing course at Anoka Ramsey Community College but mostly he has taught himself and learned by working with other artists. He makes both decorative and functional pieces in a variety of sizes, colors and prices; anywhere from 5-foot-tall chandeliers to 3-inch paperweights and everything in between. In addition to glass blowing Andy is a ceramic artist, welder and woodworker, and makes many multimedia sculptures using his variety of skills.