We wrote about glass sculptor, Mark Abildgaard, a few years ago when he joined us for a group exhibition, COLD+HOT 2008. And although we forged separate professional paths, his strong link with the community of glass artists, collectors and art professionals, ensures his work remains at the fore of California studio glass artists.
Abildgaard works with kiln cast glass. Using the lost wax casting technique, he sculpts his forms from wax, from which a mold is subsequently made. Filling the mold with glass, it is placed in a kiln where the glass liquifies and accepts the form created by the mold. This technique allows for intricate sculptural forms, a hallmark of Abildgaard's work.
Born and raised in San Francisco, Abildgaard has worked with glass since 1986. He is well-known and well-liked within the glass community, among artists and collectors alike. His work can be found in prestigious private and corporate collections, including the George and Dorothy Saxe Collection, the Saks Fifth Avenue Collection, and the Corning Museum of Glass.