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Biography

JDC Roman

My name is JDC Roman, and I was born in the summer of 1969. I currently live in Blue River, Oregon, nestled away in the woods with my wife and son, Akita puppy, and an Egyptian Mau cat. I have a large home studio, where I spend most of my time creating. Glass has chosen me to be her apprentice, and I have been her loving student. I have been blowing glass for over a third of my life now, honing my skills with solid and hollow shapes. Over the years, I've learned many different techniques that add to my palette of creativity. One of them being what I call "the dance of the elements": Utilizing the way heat rises and gravity falls, combined with marvering and carving, adding and removing, hot and cold points, centrifugal force, fire polishing, and axis shifts. Some of these techniques need to be executed simultaneously in a 1-2 second margin. That makes for quite the dance to behold. You might find yourself dreaming about blowing glass if you watched it being done once or twice. It's completely mesmerizing how it forms from nothing into something. Second by second taking on different shapes, like evolution itself happening before your eyes. You really see the similarities between the shapes of nature, morphing from one into another with a flick of the wrist, like a magic wand. And to think, it all came from sand. Limitless are its creative potentials. I've dedicated my life to unlocking some of its mysteries, knowing that I certainly couldn't unlock all of them in several lifetimes. This may be unappealing to some, but for me it's absolutely intriguing.

I am looking forward to expanding my online collection for your viewing and collecting pleasure. There are many different concepts and ideas I have for sculptural and functional art forms. Fusing organic forms with abstract is my calling for the moment, so please check back with the site regularly to keep up with my progress. Please don't hesitate to contact me for any comments and/or questions you may have.

Articles & Literature

  • Published Article "Emerging From Sand" and Cover Shot in Vol. 20, Issue #6, Glass Line's April/May 2007 Magazine.
  • Published Article "Global Warning" in Vol. 21, Issue #2, Glass Line's August/September 2007 Magazine.
  • Works featured in Penland's Book of Glass, Master Classes in Flameworking Techniques published by Lark Books. January 2009.
  • Published Article "It Only Takes a Spark to Get a Fire Going" in Vol. 23, Issue #2, Glass Line's August/September 2009 Magazine.
  • Published Article "Team Northstar" in Fall 2009 Issue of The Flow Magazine.

    Exhibitions, Demonstrations, and Auctions

  • Sculpture "Abstract Paisley Glass Sculpture" at Robert Hensel's Auction, July 2007, in Oswego, NY to raise money for wheelchair ramps.
  • Goblets in 9th Annual Goblet Exhibition, August-September 2007 at Snyderman Works Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Sculpture "Global Warning" at The National Liberty Museum's Glass Now 2007 Auction in Philadelphia, PA in October 2007. The proceeds of this auction helped bring children of underfunded schools to the museum.
  • Exhibition at Mark Wooley Gallery in Portland, OR. June 2008.
  • Exhibition at DaVinci Days 2008 Glass Show hosted at the Art Center in Corvallis, OR. June 28 to July 26, 2008.
  • Sculpture at The National Liberty Museum's Glass Now 2008 Auction in Philadelphia, PA in September 2008. The proceeds of this auction helped bring children of underfunded schools to the museum.
  • Exhibition at the Unity Art Gallery Summer Exhibition hosted at the Unity Gallery. June through September 2008.
  • Exhibition at SOFA Expo in Chicago, IL. November 2008.
  • Demonstration at the 2009 International Flameworking Conference on March 21, 2009, in Carneys Point, NJ at the Salem Community College.
  • Contemporary Flameworking Exhibit at Wheaton Arts Gallery of Fine Craft in Chicago, IL. March-April 2009.
  • Exhibition at SOFA Expo in Chicago, IL. November 2009.
  • Exhibition "Journey of the Flame" at Goosefire Gallery in Long Beach, CA. May 2011.

    Awards

  • 1st Place with Team Northstar at The International Hot Glass Invitational in Las Vegas, NV. April 2009.
  • People's Choice Award with Team Northstar at The International Hot Glass Invitational in Las Vegas, NV. April 2009.

    Current Works

  • Current works available at Goosefire Gallery in Long Beach, CA.
  • Current works available at Silica Galleries in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Current work available at The National Liberty Museum's International Glass Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.

    Many Blessings,
    JDC Roman

    www.lunaangelica.com


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