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ARTIST BIOGRAPHY


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 Museumof Art + Craft, the
Richmond Art Museum, and galleries across the country.

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.

 

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

 

Flameworking glass provides a process in which I can search for reconciliation between the ornate trappings of antiquities and the
clean lines of modern minimalist design.  My creations are an investigation of a point of balance in the wide space that separates
decorative indulgence from cold asceticism.


 


EDUCATION


2006
Attended Milon Townsend's "Focus on the Figure," Hilton, NY

2004
Attended Lucio Bubacco's June workshop at Inspired Fire, Lafayette, IN

Attended Lucio Bubacco’s December workshop at Inspired Fire, Lafayette, IN

1999
Attended Robert Mickelsen's workshop at Glasscraft, Inc., Golden, CO
Completed six-week course in traditional furnace glassblowing with Ed Broadfield, Table Mountain Glassworks, Lakewood, CO

1998
Attended Roger Parramore's workshop at Glasscraft, Inc., Golden, CO

1997
Attended Lewis Wilson's workshop at Glasscraft, Inc., Golden, CO

1996
Attended Kevin O'Grady's workshop at Glasscraft, Inc., Golden, CO

1992-1993
Completed the "Foundations" program at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


2008
Conducted group "Building on Your Fundamentals" workshop at Neusole Glass, Cincinnati, OH
Conducted group figurative workshop at Halo Glass, Ft. Collins, CO
Conducted group "Building on Your Fundamentals" workshop at Flame Tree Glass, Roswell, GA
Conducted group goblet workshop at ABR Imagery, Bloomington, IN
Demonstrated Goblet-making for the Museum of Arts & Design at Heller Gallery, New York, NY

2007
Conducted group "Building on Your Fundamentals" workshop at Unbroken Glass, Peoria, IL
Conducted beginning goblet workshop at Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY
Conducted group "Building on Your Fundamentals" workshop at Halo Glass, Fort Collins, CO
Conducted extended "Building on Your Fundamentals" workshop at Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Demonstrated at the TACA Tennessee Craft Fair, Nashville, TN
Demonstrated at the International Flameworking Conference, Carney's Point
, NJ
Conducted demonstration workshop for the Glass Club of Salem Community College, Carney’s Point, NJ

2006
Conducted group “Building On Your Fundamentals” workshop at Revere Academy of Glass, Berkeley, CA
Joined Exhibition Committee at Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, IN
Conducted group “Building On Your Fundamentals” workshop at Mesa Art Center, Mesa, AZ
Presented gallery talk at the Art Association of Randolph County, Union City, IN
Conducted group goblet workshop at Philadelphia Glass Works, Philadelphia, PA
Wrote “Process, Design, and Content” for Glass Line Magazine, Volume 20, #1
Conducted group “Building On Your Fundamentals” workshop at Lucid Visions, Jacksonville Beach, FL
Conducted beginner group workshop for Minnetrista Cultural Center at Colored Sands Glass  in Ft. Wayne, IN
Attended International Flameworking Conference at Salem County Community College, NJ

2005
Consulted Minnetrista Cultural Center on grant proposal
Conducted interview with Lucio Bubacco for The Flow magazine
Wrote technical review of Draconis Glassworks for The Flow magazine
Conducted four group workshops for Minnetrista Cultural Center at Colored Sands Glass, Ft. Wayne, IN
Attended International Flameworking Conference at Salem County Community College, NJ

2004

Attended the Glass Art Society's annual conference in New Orleans, LA
Conducted workshop at Colored Sands Glass, Fort Wayne, IN
Conducted workshop at Tecnolux, Brooklyn, NY
Conducted workshop at Shockwave Glassworks, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Attended International Flameworking Conference at Salem County Community College, NJ

2003
Launched Stevesizelove.com
Lead collaborative project at Colored Sands Glass, Fort Wayne, IN
Attended the Glass Art Society's annual conference in Seattle, Washington
Conducted workshop at The Glass Collective, Ymir, British Columbia, Canada

2002 - Present
Conducted personal workshops at home studio in Richmond, Indiana

2001
Conducted personal workshop in Philadelphia, PA
Attended International Flameworking Conference at Salem County Community College, NJ

2000
Conducted personal workshop in Milford, NH



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