2014 WNC Studio Glass
Veronica & David Bennett
The Bennetts' work explores the interplay between contemporary glass designs and found objects, both ancient and modern; between our unconscious connections awakened in memories and our conscious attraction to color, line, and movement; between the emotionally discarded and forgotten and the reawakening of the potential of seeing like children again.
Stark begins each work with paper-cut shapes and begins the basic composition on the floor. He then begins to blow the glass, making three or four times the elements needed for the composition. When the work is installed any of these pieces may become part of the final composition.
Born in Osaka, Japan, Tadashi moved to the United States and studied business at Georgia Southwestern State University. After taking a elective class in the school’s glass blowing studio, he realized he had found his true calling. Tadashi and his wife, German artist Corina Pia, relocated to western North Carolina. Here, Tadashi is creating a unique collection of art and functional glass inspired in part by his heritage, nature and the human experience.
David & Veronica Bennett