Bending Boundaries (enhanced ebook)
The Experimental Kiln-Formed Glass Sculpture of Benton Jones 2005 to 2009
Benton Jones is taking the art of glass fusion to new limits. Working and living in Brewster, MA, Benton has become an integral Cape Cod artist, upholding a century old Cape tradition.
“I make my living from sand. Glass is sand,” Benton explains, “This elemental connection with the Cape has compelled me and several generations of glass artists to make this peninsula our home.”
With 20 years of experience and degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, Ecoles Des Beaux-Arts, and the Johnson Atelier, Benton has developed a distinctive voice through his art.
“Each vase has a unique character because they are captured in motion. Starting with layers of glass perched on a mold, I then heat my kiln until a vessel takes shape. Through peepholes, I determine when the vase is complete. At that precise moment, the molten glass is ‘frozen’ by opening and cooling the kiln. The final piece is a living record of that instant in time.”