It was an honor and a real treat to attend the demonstration by Canadian artist Laura Donefer, at the Ignite Studio in Chicago. Laura is well known for her “basket” pieces – blown vessels with multi-colored and whimsical ornamentation. We learned that these pieces reflect her personality – exuberant, unconventional, and uninhibited. As always, it was fascinating to watch her with the team of assistants perform the choreographed steps of glassblowing.
Laura and the team at work:
Photos by Bob Weissman