Tell us about yourself!
I'm Jacci Delaney and I live in Columbus, OH. I am from a very small town in Illinois and so when I went to college I wanted to travel around the country and see everything. I ended up in Seattle, WA in 2002 and went into a glass gallery and I saw all of these beautiful colors and thought to myself "I want to suspend color in mid-air like that." That was the seed that sent me back to college to get a fine arts degree in glass and an art history degree.
What draws you to the material you work with, and why have you chosen the processes that you use in your work?
The light and transparency are what draws me to glass. I like making layers of imagery and using the light to make shadows and highlights. My two loves in glass are casting and glassblowing, I'll always love to do both of these because they are such different techniques for working with glass. My favorite tool in the hot shop is the ladle because I do hot casting.
What themes do you pursue in your work?
My themes are Bubble wrap because I like how it is so recognizable and its used to protect fragile objects. I use its organic formlessness to be the void in my cast glass cubes. It's interesting to see this hard bubble wrap interacting with the surface of this perfectly made cube.
What is your dream project?
My dream is to make a glass bubble wrap wall that would be a room divider so people could see each other through bubble wrap and think about the fragility of the human body.
What's something about you that most people don't know?
Most people don't know that I love teaching glass to kids because it is both art and science, and I like to tell them all about it.
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