Ron Howard / Chestnut Oak Forge, Inc.Inspired by old hardware around my family farm I built a small primitive shop and began my blacksmithing career about...
Charles & Sheryl Donaldson
Media: GlassWhile traveling the continents of the world conducting field studies of various cultures' arts and crafts, I had the opportunity to experience the beauty of the earth's picturesque seas. These experiences turned my focus from painting and designing on canvas to kiln-formed, painted, and hand-manipulated glass art.
Warm glass, being a solid liquid and transparent, enables me to express the feeling, design, and beauty which is inherent in large bodies of water. Such natural beauty does not need any additions on my part. But within the sphere of a clear piece of glass I then have the authority to release my creative touch. This solid liquid form reminds me continuously of the freedom one experiences while in or upon the water.