About the Ebook
The presentation (and this ebook) discusses a personal project seeking new understanding of what words like "quality" can mean and what the term "craftsmanship" can fully encompass. Through an unlikely intersection between blown glass and kilnforming processes, the language of technique and the rules of "doing things well" are challenged by a provocative and equally thoughtful exploration of "(un)doing things well." It’s a project motivated by the notion of speaking in tongues: of thinking about languages that we can understand in a very literal way and of languages off the beaten path of common vernacular, yet still articulate and revealing.
David Schnuckel is an artist, writer, and educator who currently lives and works in Rochester, New York. Schnuckel has earned degrees from Anderson University (BA in Fine Arts, 2003) and the Rochester Institute of Technology (MFA, 2010). His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, had warranted a nomination for the 2011 Tiffany Foundation Award, been a contender for the 2012 International Glass Prize, and belongs in several public and private collections. Schnuckel has lectured and taught all across the United States, as well as Japan, South Korea, Ireland, Scotland, and China. As a writer he maintains a blog that examines elements of his glass making and teaching practice entitled “David Schnuckel Uses His Words” and is a regular contributor to the newsletter of the Glass Art Society. Currently, David Schnuckel is a Lecturer of Glass at the Rochester Institute of Technology.