Sneak Peek: Glass Artist Adam Waimon

December 27, 2012

By Maria LaPiana

The “Artistry†piece on glassmaker Adam Waimon in the upcoming issue of New England Home Connecticut is my clear (sorry!) favorite–with good reason. It’s a wonderful story about a young artist whose passion for art glass was inspired by a trip to the legendary studios in Murano, Italy. Waimon’s technique is painstaking: He casts, carves, sandblasts, then reheats his work to give it an incomparable pearl-like luster. The artist’s achievements are nothing short of remarkable: Waimon, still in his twenties, has a degree in glass from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and his work has been featured in juried shows (the Boston Museum of Fine Arts’ summer auction and “Red Hot Glass†at the Tacoma Museum of Glass in Washington, to name two), as well as in several Connecticut galleries. Color, texture and contours define his art; pictured here are just a few examples. To see more for yourself, don’t miss this issue!

 Saffron Acorns, 2009, blown and carved glass, 11†x 10†x 7â€. Photos by Mark Johnston

Pagliacci Septet (The King Pin and his
Check Mates), 2011, blown glass, 10â€H × 35â€W
× 6â€D.