Cicada Glassworks

R. Jason Howard

Jason Howard is a progressive glass artist who specializes in borosilicate flameworking, a style of glassblowing that uses a powerful torch to create intricate, detailed, and colorful glass objects directly in the flame. He first began working with glass in 1997 as a senior studying ceramics at Hamilton College. Transfixed by its alluring qualities of light, and the sheer technical challenge, glass experimentation soon turned to obsession and total immersion. After a two year internship as Hamilton’s ceramic studio technician, and a scholarship to the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, he began studying both off-hand glassblowing, and flameworking with renowned artists such as Cesare Toffolo, Emilio Santini, William Gudenrath, Robert Mickelsen, James Nowack, Suellen Fowler, and Loren Stump. Jason then worked as a technical and artistic consultant for Northstar Glassworks, developing and reformulating colored borosilicate glasses, specifically including one of their more popular colors, “Onyx”. He currently resides in central New York with his wife and children, creating glass full time as Cicada Glassworks. Jason’s current work draws on a unique combination of traditional Italian techniques and self invented processes to create large, organic, colorful forms, that push the boundaries of what flameworked glass can do.

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Add some whimsy to your holidays with these fantastic ornaments! Available in in a beautiful rainbow of colors.  We've discovered ornaments truly worthy of staying out year round! Great for the Holidays or add some whimsy to your everyday world by hanging them in front of windows or from ceiling fans!

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