Ron Desmett
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Desmett's dark reliquaries speak to Everyman through sculptural forms that are never crisp.  Blown into hollow cores of rotting tree trunks, these works echo the process of their manufacture......The expansion and deflation that lead to the forms creation was so evident in the installation it seemed almost possible to hear the forms breathing in and out....  Desmett flirts with anti-form in these organic creations,  which mock functionality with their nearly useless stumps of lids and faux handles... More >>
—John Drury

Ron Desmett at the Tacoma Museum of Glass, September 1-5, 2010 Find out more >>

Watch a 4 minute video that shows the making of lidded trunk vessels. Watch now >>

The story of how Ron Desmett and wife Kathleen Mulcahy planned the construction of a pair of enormous steel trees at the American Eagle site in Pittsburgh's Southside Works. Find out more >>

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Glass: A Delicate Balance


Pennsylvania Artists of the Year

A Transition