Steve Sizelove

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This piece is a Steve Sizelove and Jay Gordon Collaboration

Finding the medium of hot glass in 1995 could not have been
a more life-changing event for Indiana artist Steve Sizelove. The novel independence of early adulthood had recently
 diverted his attention from studies at the Milwaukee Institute 
of Art and Design and inspired cross-country travel. While living 
in Boulder, Colorado, Steve was given the opportunity to “play 
with some glass” at a friend’s makeshift flameworking studio.
 He was instantly hooked.

Always concerned with quality and craftsmanship in his work,
 Steve sought the instruction of notable glass artists such as Robert Mickelsen, Roger Parramore, Milon Townsend, Italian 
master Lucio Bubacco and others. Workshops with these artists 
helped Steve refine his glassworking skills and led to a 2005 Niche
 Award in the category of Goblets and his inclusion in Lark Books’ 500 Glass Objects. His work has been shown at the Museum of Art 
and Design in New York, the Kentucky Museum of Art + Craft, the 
Richmond Art Museum, and galleries across the country.

Since discovering the medium of glass, Steve Sizelove has been searching  for reconciliation between the ornate trappings of antiquities and the clean lines of modern minimalist design. His creations are an investigation of a point of balance in the wide space that separates decorative indulgence from cold asceticism.

Now residing in Indiana with his wife and three children, Steve
 continues to be active in the glass community through participation 
in exhibitions, gallery talks, and by teaching classes at his home
studio and other facilities across the U.S. and Canada.