Episode 168- Scot Bennet aka Cherry Glass
This was a fun conversation as Scot and I dove into his early career and the stages he went through to get to where he is today. Everything from learning boro production to figuring out how to electroform. You can find Scot online @cherryglass or @tournament_of_fire on Instagram.
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We Give Bugs A Second Life As Art!
Cherry Glass is a family-owned glassblowing business in Northern Minnesota. We are a group of artists that add real insects to our art by electroforming them in copper and applying them onto our glass pieces. We create magnifiicent pieces using organic materials. We have three months of summer and collect bugs as they die off. The rest are shipped to us from collectors and friends! We also incorporate crystals, stones, and Brazilian agate slabs in our work and connect everything together with different color patinas. We Give Bugs A Second Life As Art!
We have electroformed the following organic material:
Scot started blowing glass in 2002. After a four year apprenticeship under Andy G. , Scot started Cherry Glass in 2006, and in 2012 his mother, Linda Bennett started collaborating with electroforming real bugs, stones, and working with patinas with his pieces. Scot's wife Ryan, and Travis Andrews of Oxbow Art Effects also contribute there sculpting and artwork.