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Forge Garrabrant started his career in glass at Pilchuck Glass School in Washington state and then got his associate of arts degree at Hocking College in Ohio. He is now attending the Columbus College of Art and Design, working towards getting his bachelors in fine art.


Q: What motivated you to become an artist?

My older brother was always involved in art growing up and really inspired me to persue being an artist when I got older.

Q: When did you start working in your medium and why?

I started working in my medium in 2014, during my senior year of highschool. It was something that caught my eye so I tried a beginner class where I made a glass pumpkin and it got me hooked.

Q: What inspires you? What inspired your artwork?

A lot of my artwork is inspired by aspects of my childhood. Right now, my artwork is focused on how memories are constructed and the emotions and senses attached to those memories.

Q: What is your most important artist tool? Is there something you can’t live without in your studio?

The most important tool for me would most likely either be my tweezers for sculpting glass or another glass working tool called the jacks. These are like extensions of my body.

Q: What’s your favorite part about Art Crawl?

Meeting everyone that comes that are interested in the art world! I love coming to art shows and meeting new people that are interested in glass and getting to show the community my work.

Q: If you could live in any decade, which decade would it be and why?

Probably the 60s, because of it being the start of the studio glass movement in America. I think it would be amazing to work alongside the pioneers of the glass movement here, just experimenting and learning about glass.


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