Crunklestein Devin Somerville

An Interview with Crunklestein

Posted on July 26, 2019

If you’re interested in lampworking and functional art you’ll definitely want to listen to the fantastic podcast “Talking Out Your Glass”. TOYG features in depth conversations with the masters of glass blowing and the functional glass art movement. Host extraordinaire Shawn Waggoner is the former editor of Glass Art Magazine and her silky smooth voice and thoughtful questions set her subjects at ease. The results are often very informative and entertaining interviews. Piece Water Solution is a proud sponsor of this great podcast. The latest podcast features none other than the ultra talented Devin Somerville aka Crunklestein.

With over 20 years on the torch developing his skills, Crunklestein has created a unique aesthetic that is instantly recognizable as his own. Using his own millefiore that he tirelessly creates in his studio, Crunklestein stacks these millies to sculpt his pieces. The Chameleon and other creatures of the natural world are frequent motifs in Crunklestein’s glass work. In Crunklestein’s interview, he teaches about this “chip stack” technique. If you are a fan of Crunklestein and want to learn more about functional glass art you’ll definitely want to give it a listen here:

 

Crunklestein
Titled: Prescott
This Piece Uses some old Crunklestein’s techniques the “wrap and rake” and “fume dots”
Crunklestein
Crunklestein’s millefiore. He Uses his own custom Millie to build his pieces.
This piece is titled: Fandango “fanny” Rojas
Titled: Brent. Crested kingfisher

To see more of Crunklestein’s remarkable work you’ll definitely want to follow his instagram account here.

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