At MIT, glass blowing is one of the most sought after classes – every semester, the MIT Glass Lab, under the leadership of renowned glass artist Mr. Peter Houk, offers a course that is so popular that entry is only by means of a lottery. A lottery with odds less than 16 in 100! That is testament to the tremendous work that the lab has done in keeping vibrant a craft that is pure, elegant, and a powerful example of human creativity and ingenuity.
Mr. Houk’s artwork ranges from intimate pieces in which the blown, sandblasted and painted vessel is used as a vehicle for landscape, to sculptural work—sometimes on a large scale—installed in architectural settings. Check out his inspiring work here!
How did man come to know that the most exquisite glass objects could be made from something as commonplace as sand? Likewise, what surpassing beauty is waiting to be unraveled in solar?