Meet Jason A. Giusti
Jason graduated from The Fulton School of Liberal Arts at Salisbury University, Maryland in 2006, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts concentration in Hot Glass. Since graduating Jason has furthered his knowledge in glassblowing by taking two week long intensive classes at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York.
Giusti’s work is a study in color application as well as form. He employs a palette of glass frits and powders to achieve the desired surface presentation. The frits and powders Jason uses are essentially ground up class color that is as fine as powder or in the case of frit it is smaller broken chunks of pure color that are smaller than a penny. His work is an exploration into the effects of layering different colors upon one another to provide depth and a sense of space.
Currently Giusti works as a teaching assistant at the Hot Glass Studio of Salisbury University, where he helps with classes and general maintenance of the shop as well as having time to create his own work. His work experience also includes being a production assistant at The Studio on 24 in Lewes, DE. “Watching other glass artists work in the hot shop always inspires me”, says Jason, “seeing them work makes me want to create my own work”.
RECENT WORK: Jason has been actively showing his work since 2007 by doing local art shows and participating in Salisbury's 3rd Fridays. His work can be seen at Bishops Stock in Snow Hill, Chesapeake East in Salisbury and on the web at jasongiusti.30art and glassartists.org/J.A.G.