San Rafael, CA
My current body of work is a collection of time spent sculpting, manipulating, and shaping hollow forms. In this experimental phase of practice, I have developed a range of glass goblets and cups to encompass all forms of celebration and joyfulness. Whether they are champagne flutes, fine cordial glasses, or an everyday goblet, I have enjoyed the process of creating a useful item with purpose in an elegant way. Precious metals are still at the forefront of my work as I incorporate gold and silver fume implosions and vortexes in spheres that reveal themselves as iridescent petals or blooms within the glass.
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. In addition to showing his work at Bay Area art shows including American Craft Council, Kings Mountain Art Fair, and Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, he works as a flameworking instructor at The Crucible in Oakland, Bay Area Glass Institute in San Jose, and as a visiting artist to a number of studios and venues such as intimate events at Stanford University to large gatherings like Maker Faire. His work has been featured in The Flow Magazine and he is well represented by Art Works Downtown and Marin Open Studios.