MIKE PLANE

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MIKE PLANE

GLASS SCULPTURE

SUNRISE

$2500

30 INCHES HIGH

6 INCHES IN DIAMETER

11 INCHES ACROSS GLASS STOPPER (LID)

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MIKE PLANE GLASS SCULPTURE

IN EUGENE GLASS SCHOOL 

4th ANNUAL AUCTION

OCT 4, 2003

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MIKE PLANE

SUNRISE

$2500

FLAMEWORKED BOROSILICATE GLASS, ENCALMO, GRALL TECHNIQUE, LATHE ASSEMBLED.

MIKE PLANE BEGAN WORKING WITH GLASS IN 1994 AND IN 1998 BEGAN AN 18 MONTH APPRENTICESHIP WITH GALLAGER GLASS, LEARNING OFFHAND GLASS WHILE MAINTAINING A FLAMEWORK STUDIO.  IN THE SUMMER OF 2001, MIKE TRAVELED THE COUNTRY TEACHING INDIVIDUAL LESSONS AND IS THE DIRECTOR AT THE EUGENE GLASS SCHOOL. MIKE HAS WONDERFUL INSIGHT AND CREATES MANY OTHER BEAUTIFUL WORKS OF ART THAT ARE ON DISPLAY AT THE EUGENE GLASS SCHOOL GALLERY.

Mike Plane was born in Durban, South Africa in 1975. At an early age his family moved to Australia, then rural Pennsylvania a few years later. Mike began experimenting with glass in 1994 while working as a chef in Vermont. In 1998 he began an 18-month apprenticeship with Gallagher glass, learning off-hand glass while maintaining his flameworking studio. Mike is now located in Eugene, Oregon where he is theDirector of Operations at the Eugene Glass School.

 

Experimenting with surface texture and luminosity are only aspects of what occupies the mind of glass artist Mike Plane. From his early youth in South Africa and Australia, he pulls a feel for international art and patterning as he explores the boundaries of just what glass is supposed to look like. 

"I strive to reach the point where I absorb all about glass and life that surrounds me and allow myself to incorporate and infuse into an art that can encompass my growing desire for expression."

 

 

Education and Training

Associates degree from the Philadelphia Restaurant School - 1995

Offhand Glassblowing apprenticeship with Gallagher Glass, Saratoga Springs, NY 1999-2000

Flameworking workshop with Robert Mickelsen - Alternative Surface Techniques. May, 2001 Flameworking workshop with Robert Mickelsen - Montage, Encalmo, Grall. June 2001

Science of Color class with Henry Grimmett-Sept 2001

Flameworking workshop with Carl Ittig-Glassblowing at the torch, German style. Oct, 2001

Cane and Encalmo Workshop with Brian Kerkvliet . Sept 2002

Venetian Flameworking with Cesare Toffolo at Pilchuck Glass School. June, 2003

 

Teaching Experience

Volunteer instructor for the New York state Safe places program for teenagers held at National Bottle Museum Glassworks.- 2000-2001

Teaching Assistant for Robert Mickelsen at The Studio at the corning museum of glass. Seeing and Feeling. Aug 2001

Resident Artist- Eugene Glass School ----November, 2001- February, 2003

Instructor- workshop at the National Bottle Museum Glassworks-Sept, 2001

Teaching Assistant- for Jay Frodo at the Eugene Glass School- Flameworked Dichroic Images. Oct, 2001

Teaching Assistant- for Barry Lafler at the Eugene Glass School-Nov 2001

Teaching Assistant- for Robert Mickelsen At the Eugene glass school march 2002

Teaching Assistant- for Robert Mickelsen at Pilchuck Glass School July 2-july 18

Instructor - Advanced marble making at the Eugene glass school. March 2002

Instructor - Advanced Flameworking Large vessels At the Eugene Glass School. August 2002

Instructor - Flameworking workshop at the National Bottle Museum. Sept 2002

Instructor -Intermediate Flameworking at the Eugene Glass School. January 2003.

Instructor - Advanced Flameworking. Hawaii. March, 2003

Teaching assistant for Cesare Toffolo- Venetian Flameworking at Eugene Glass School. July, 2003

Teaching Assistant for Robert Mickelsen at the Eugene Glass School. October, 2003

 

Events

Demonstrator- 2000 Antique Bottle Expo- Saratoga Springs NY, Demos, June, 2000

Featured Artist - Bolston Spa Artwalk. April 2001

"Portland Project" With Robert Mickelsen. Sept 2001

Guest Artist -"Flower Power" Harvard Natural History Museum. January, 2002

Featured Artist - Best Bead Show and Flame-Off, Tucson Arizona, Nov, 2002

Demonstrator - International Flameworking Conference, Salem, NJ March, 2003

Demonstrator - Glass Art Society Conference. Seattle, WA June, 2003

Guest Artist - Glasscraft Inc. Open House. August, 2003

 

Publications

The Flow- "Planely Speaking" feature article 2002

Oregon Public Broadcasting - Oregon Art Beat, featured artist. September, 2003

Register Guard, Eugene, OR - "The Glory Days of Glass" Cover Story October, 2003

Profitable Glass Quarterly- Blazing New Pathways in Glass. Summer 2004, Volume 7, Number 2