The N2a Bowl
The N2A design springs from a rusty downspout in the building in which I work within the former Westinghouse factory complex in Turtle Creek, PA. It was in this complex that the Westinghouse Electric Corporation developed America's AC power grid as well as the power generators for the Hoover Dam.
This bowl measures 9 1/2" in diameter, 1 1/2" deep, and 1/8" thick, and sports a rich chocolate underside.My Rust Lands series of glass designs is an ongoing meditation on the Pittsburgh region's former industrial past and how the physical remnants of the steel industry shape present day Pittsburgh and the region's broader identity. It is through my explorations of Pittsburgh that I am discovering the rich and multi-varied textures of the decayed industrial landscape used in this series.