Wesley Thurston

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"I let the glass guide me, using heat and gravity as my primary tools during the flameworking process."

Wesley Thurston is primarily self-taught in working with glass. Creating both figurative and abstract work, he believes that even abstract forms follow the same aesthetic principles found in nature.

Using a torch to work both soft and hard glass, Thurston is familiar with a variety of flameworking techniques and interchanges them freely to create his works.

Thurston was fortunate to receive a scholarship to attend a Micah Evans concentration at Penland School of Craft. He has since taken every opportunity possible to expand his horizons. Working with artists such as Chris Ahalt, Lauren Stump, and Eusheen Goines, he enjoys the constant learning that's part of glassworking.