"I strive for balance in my work, and combine minimal form with abstract, sometimes naturalistic, coloration to create a complete object."
Glass artist Jon Goldberg's Interference series incorporates semi-random patterns as seen in nature. Ripples on a lake, grain in a piece of wood, and colored striations in marble all serve as inspirations both in pattern and color. Goldberg creates minimal and elegant vessel forms, with each simple form contrasting with a unique approach to color.
Goldberg begins each piece by kiln-forming different colors of glass together into an multi-colored disk. Shards from these disks are incorporated into blown glass vessels during the blowing process. Complimentary and contrasting colors are chosen to create a unity between the kiln-formed shards and the blown form. The pieces are finished by sandblasting the exterior surfaces to create texture. Finally, a sealant is applied to achieve the desired sheen and accentuate the color.Goldberg has studied with masters from both the contemporary studio glass movement and the Muranese tradition.
He founded and operates the largest public-access glassblowing studio in Philadelphia, and continues to learn by bringing talented artists to the studio. Jon Goldberg also finds that one of the most fulfilling ways to learn is by teaching the next generation of emerging glassblowers.