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.