Live demonstrations saturdays 9am-2pm
Gallery hours 9am-5pm mon-sat
Winter Openhouse Nov 29- Dec 7 2013
Reception Party Nov 30
Live glassblowing throughout
In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni.
We go wandering in the night,
and are consumed by fire
Bendzunas glass is a family run art
studio that has been creating unique nature inspired works for almost 40 years. Our art can be found in galleries nationwide.
Founded in Athens, GA the studio moved
to scenic Comer Ga in 1990.
Largely self taught, Paul developed
unusual and innovative techniques including custom made tools and
hand mixed colors.
About the Artists:
Paul E Bendzunas was born in Oswego, New York. He attended the University of Georgia where he found disused glass equipment in a closet.
A self-taught master glassblower, he is known for his unique and innovative techniques and nature-inspired works.
"I like the immediacy of glass. I can conceptualize and finish a piece in
one process. Glass is like watercolor. It needs to be in your mind
ahead of time and done swiftly. If you lose a piece, you learn something
and go to another. You learn to see the potential of the work and make
allowances for those special things that happen when it is in process.
You save the ’mistakes’ you like and correct the others."
Paul R Bendzunas began blowing glass at 13.
He has attended the John C Campbell Craft School in Blacksmithing and Penland School of Crafts in glassblowing and metal sculpture.
From 1995-96 he taught glass-blowing and metal sculpture during the summer at The New Orleans School of glass.
Developing his own style, his delicate works are inspired by nature and classical art.
Elizabeth Bendzunas Poss has recently joined the studio again as a glass artist and social media director after working for ten years in digital art.
"You see things differently when you grow up working with glass. Each project is an experiment, an educational experience. At some point you just go 'Ok, this is as done as it's going to get, time to move on to the next thing'.
No matter what it is, I've learned to be ultimately satisfied with my work. Whether it's what I imagined or not, it is what it is, and it's beautiful."
George Bendzunas is currently attending the University of Georgia, but works part-time out of the studio.
Live demos scheduled Saturdays 9am-2pm
Blowing hours: Vary by season Bendzunas Glass is located at:
89 W. South Ave
Comer, Ga 30629
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