"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."
Artist and glass blower Brad Copping works from his home on the edge of the Canadian Shield, near Apsley, Ontario. His sculpture is included in the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Speed Museum and the Fine Art Collection of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. His functional blown glasswork can be found in the permanent collections of the Royal Ontario Museum, the Design Exchange, and the Claridge Collection. The Corning Museum’s New Glass Review has acknowledged his work on 6 occasions and he has received much appreciated support from the Canada Council and the Ontario Arts Council. In 2022, he won the Best of Craft and Design at the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair.