Blue Pink Gator Crackle Vessel handblown glass by by Matthew Paskiet.
Matthew Paskiet is a native of The Glass City, Toledo, Ohio. He began his study of glassblowing at The Toledo Museum of Art in 1993. He then went on to study at the Pilchuck School of Glass in 1998. In 2001, he studied at Fundacio Centre del Vidre in Barcelona. Matt also refined his skills by assisting Dale Chihuly’s Boathouse Studio team in a major installation. Matt has taken his training with some of the very finest purveyors of the art of glass blowing. He has taken that influence and created this stunning work you see on these shelves.
I see the artist as creator. We take raw material and transform it into objects that hold aesthetic significance, creating beauty from virtually nothing. Despite my critical eye, a sense of wonder emerges every time I cast my first gaze upon a finished piece. The object I hold in my hand today was nothing more than an idea and a pool of molten liquid yesterday.