Jonathan Saul, a sixteen-year-old Fuego Leader in Glass Blowing, designed and blew long glass water droplets to give dimension to the wave. When Jonathan first saw artists blowing glass at The Crucible, he says he never thought it was something he could learn. But the opportunities he was given at The Crucible allowed him to embrace the discipline. “You feel free when you come here, like you could do whatever and just let your mind be free.” For Jonathan, working with his peers on a project as large-scale as the Schnitzer project “was a great opportunity for me to show and display my work.”
Fuego Youth Leaders worked together to build this sculpture in our hot shop, foundry, jewelry, and welding studios. The sculpture’s aquatic influence pairs perfectly with our upcoming Fire & Water Fall Open House, which will raise awareness for The Ocean Cleanup Project, a nonprofit organization that is developing advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic.
The Schnitzer Steel sculpture will make its debut at our Fire & Water Fall Open House on Saturday, August 25, 2018! See below for progress shots of the Fuego Youth Leaders creating the sculpture in our studios.