I studied glassblowing for seven years in college and graduate school. As an undergraduate, SIUC did not have a glassblowing major available to me at the time, so my degree is in painting and drawing, but most of my coursework was in glassblowing. I had to find ways to combine the two fields, and I ended up doing a lot of drawings (etching & engraving) onto the surface of blown glass pieces I made. (Contrary to this drawing, I did not blow glass in the nude.) Available in the gift shop here.
Here’s a couple of images of me from around 1995-1997, blowing glass at SIUC:
Doggie Style, from my sketchbook circa 1995. At the time I was reluctant to show this to my art professors because I thought it was too whimsical, but they actually encouraged me (I’m glad they did) and I ended up including a bunch of drawings like this in my BFA exhibit. Available in the gift shop here.
Here is a sketch I made while on a trip to see friends in Denver, Colorado. It’s a portrait of a cellist named Wayne Templeman. In the versions of this design with the text, it reads “Cellist Wayne @ Mercury Denver CO”. The drawing is dated 8*14*95. Available in the gift shop here.