On the 6th of September the glass art world lost a visionary artist. His name was David Alcala.
I wrote a blog a while back talking about the class I took from David. His talent is beyond words and I’m so blessed that I was able to take a class with him. I’ve been wanting to write this blog for a while but it was just too difficult. I only took one class in person with David albeit I have all his videos, his ebook, his mold, and flexi glass material so I feel much closer.
I remember the class like it was yesterday and it was a couple of years ago. He was such a soft spoke gentle person. David was mesmerizing to watch as he created his art. He started our as a sand artist and then became a visionary in the glass art world. Click to see a video of David creating his amazing glass artwork.
Anyway we’re in class and he’s creating a piece with shades of grey sand just to show us the technique. It was stunning! When he finished it we were all admiring it when he just emptied it out – we all screamed NO but it was too late. He was like, it’s just sand. It was heartbreaking seeing it just dumped out. It was so incredible.
Another one of my teachers and a very close friend of David’s is holding a contest and requested the artists donate their work to the David Alcala’s memorial fund created by another of David’s close friend. Needless to say I didn’t hesitate here is the Fused Glass Pendant I donated. There are dozens of other beautiful items donated as well.
This is the piece I made in David’s class. Not close to his talent but something I’ll always treasure.
If you’d like to see some amazing items donated to help David’s family check out the Memorial Fund for David Alcala. I’ve place my bids on a couple of awesome items.
Thank you for your consideration.
Keeping my Kiln Warm.