Artist: Ralph McCaskey
Holiday Sales? YES
Work: Whether driven by flights of whimsy or deep paranoia, my work is made of a blend of many things: glass, metal and minerals, but, really, fun is the main ingredient. I try to bring a smile to everyone that sees it, and maybe a brief moment of wonder.
About: Glass has always fascinated me – its transparency, its malleability and, of course, its rather tempermental nature. When I work glass in a flame, it is almost a dance – a collaboration of man and material. I have been flameworking glass for 21 years, and gleefully teaching it for 11 years.
Online Store: www.etsy.com/shop/nightsidestudios
Contact: I can often be found in the Metals and Jewelry Dept. at the RAC, teaching glass flameworking or glass beads, or sometimes just kibitizing. If you would like to see some of my earlier work, my near-comatose web site is www.nightsidestudios.com