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March Member Interview - Michelle Lewin

posted: April 6, 2017

March Member Interview - Michelle Lewin

March Member Interview - Michelle Lewin  

Interview by Diana Fox 

For the full interview click here.

For more information on Michelle Lewin and her work, please visit her GAAC artist profile or her website.

 

GAAC: What was it that drew you to glass as your material of choice?

Michelle Lewin: I was originally all set to be a sculptor, until for better or worse I got derailed by glass. …I was finishing a BFA in sculpture at Concordia University and saw a poster on one of the bulletin boards at the school for glassblowing workshops at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine. I remember looking at it and thinking, I'm going to try that. So I did – and from the moment I first tried it the material clicked with me. And ironically people wanted to buy all the blobby vessels I was making while I was there, so I had the delusion that maybe I could make and sell glass things to finance the sculpture I wanted to make (haha!). Anyways, from there I went to study glass at the Appalachian Center for Crafts in Tennessee and on it went.