Emily Craddock, artist and instructor at Urban Glass, encourages students to explore the brilliant potentials of neon and plasma.
Craig Kraft knows too well the feeling of rendering sculptures incorporating details in neon, he’s been at it since 1983. Whether it’s being a faculty member of the Smithsonian Institution Studio Arts Program, regularly teaching neon to newcomers, or being commissioned to create monumental rolled aluminum light sculptures, the ongoing impact of his work is felt throughout the nation.
Eve Hoyt knows that making neon is a process. She knows because her journey began in 1989 when she started calling shops searching for someone who would teach her to bend glass. Eventually connecting with neon instructor and mentor, Haley Ryane - Eve soon found herself working in commercial shops.
For Juno Shen, a person whose health crisis took her all the way to Urban Glass, it's appropriate that a pivotal moment in her artistic career happened when she took up learning neon. Juno and Max talk about that seminal moment and the initial feelings of bending glass.