Jim Graham has been a professional sculptor for over 10 years specializing in architectural stone carving, public art and most recently glass. Jim will be the new director of the glass blowing program at TPCA and is diligently working on making this exciting new addition a reality.
Jim studied at Pilchuck Glass School for six weeks at the beginning of this summer “developing glass blowing skills and learning from some of the best glass blowers in the world,” before he began working with Jennifer on their visions for the hot glass workshop.
During his time at Pilchuck, Jim designed his own line of drinking glasses which he calls “Jimbocups,” made from a cherry wood mold which he blows a glass bubble into to create the desired effect – you can see a sneak peek on his website https://jimbocups.com/pages/handmade.
These new glass vessels are made by carving Styrofoam positives, from them making reinforced plaster/silica molds, scraping out the foam, blowing glass into the molds, carefully removing the mold material and finally cutting and polishing the feet and rims of the vessel.