"I am drawn to glass as a material for its properties of fragility and clarity, the way it captures and manipulates light, and its ability to metaphorically represent the line between the visible and invisible." - Treg Silkwood
Treg Silkwood was born and raised in the big sky country of Montana. Growing up he knew that he wanted to work with his hands. He studied pre-medicine at the University of Montana before deciding to pursue a career in the arts. In 1996 he received his BFA from Alfred University graduating the Top Student of the Art and Design school.
Treg spent the next five years working as a production glass blower recreating early American glass at the Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village. At the Village, he deepened his appreciation for the history and the craft of working with glass. It was there that he discovered the value of using glass as a vehicle of expression. Treg has worked as a gaffer for the Hot Glass Road Show of the Corning Museum of Glass, a state of the art mobile glass blowing studio. He has demonstrated and taught glassblowing at numerous institutions and schools across the United States and abroad.
In 2002, Treg met Candace Martin. The two immediately fell in love and soon after combined their talents to form Silkwood Glass, a custom, hand-crafted glass company. Treg and Candace bring complementary talents to their partnership, Treg's glassblowing skill and mastery of form are coupled by Candace's painterly sense of color and innovative designs. As each piece is formed from the molten glass, the couple shares a dynamic relationship. Throughout the creative process, their interaction seems choreographed in a whirl of constant motion and deliberation.
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