Firebrand Glass: Art for Science

Firebrand Glass: Art for Science

prehistoric spores in glassWe hope that you are all enjoying this beautiful spring weather and we wanted to share some exciting news. In February we were selected by the Royal Tyrell Museum to create models of prehistoric spores for a new exhibition.

We love doing commission work and this project was a great experience, we were able to look at specimens through microscopes with paleontologist Dennis Brammen. Blown glass seems to be the perfect medium to express the aesthetic of these ancient plant forms. It was amazing to work on project that characterized the bridge between art and science  – research, experimentation and innovation. More images of the pieces can be found on our website. There will be a grand opening of the exhibition in May, I will provide more details in the coming weeks.