Paul Anders-Stout is an artist based in Tucson Arizona. He is also the current Hot Shop Director for Sonoran Glass School a non-profit dedicated to glass art and glass art education. He has a Bachelor of Fine Art in sculpture and has worked with glass since 1999. He has worked with some of the best artists in the world in Murano, Australia, Wisconsin, Arizona, Seattle, and Guatemala. He specializes in handblown glass, sand casting and fusing.
"A study of glass soon becomes a study of chemistry, physics, thermodynamics, light, color, craftsmanship and imagination. The study of glass is a deep rabbit hole, it has been twenty years and I'm still falling."-P.A.S.
On glassblowing and creating handblown glass: "Working with glass is immediate and intense. Molten glass is alive and fluid, it forces one into the moment and into themselves. While the glass is hot there is little time for contemplation or reflection, it is the time for action. Once the glass cools and it can be considered for it's form, color and meaning it often occurs to me that these cold glass art pieces are fossils of the moment." -P.A.S.
"I am inspired by the desert, by it's heat, it's smells, it's rhythms. I am inspired by the process of creating glass art itself, the challenge of craftsmanship and the stimulation of ideas." -P.A.S.
"The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web." -Pablo Picasso
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