Brad Copping

"I have always made work that reaffirms our ties to the natural world; that acknowledges we are part and parcel of that world.  While these are concerns that I continue to deal with in all my work, the blown and carved glass work also explores form, surface and light, attempting to find an aesthetic balance in the objects – the rough line of the carving against the fluid form of the blown glass. After the vessels are blown in the hot shop the surfaces are removed through an aggressive carving process using diamond cutting tools and then followed with a finer abrasive sand blasting.  The etched surface is then protected with a silicone based sealant."

Brad Copping is an artist who has lived and worked in his home studio just north of the Petroglyphs Provincial Park in Ontario since 1994.