Christa Westbrook was fortunate to discover the thrill of working with hot molten glass at the age of 16 in Liberal, Kansas. In 2012, she graduated with a BFA from Emporia State University, where she studied glass under Patrick Martin and Roberta Eichenberg, as well as many guest glass artists who visited the campus
For this live streamed demo, watch as Christa Westbrook creates a large-scale piece consisting of pinwheel shapes with layers of transparent and opaque colors, using a technique called veil cane.
The pinwheel pattern symbolizes community and unity and, for Westbrook’s Native American family history, a part of the past and future. Each piece of cane represents an individual in the community that, once grouped, works together as a whole.
In our live demo series, Bring the Heat, join us for a live stream of glass artists demonstrating their expertise and skillful execution while “in the zone.”
During each demo, an artist will present a personal design they’ve worked to perfect, and they will be live on the mic to narrate as they work—a rarity for live artist demonstrations and a first at the Museum.
How to Join and Connect Live
Watch this live streamed demo on Thursday, November 4 at 3:30 pm EDT on The Corning Museum of Glass YouTube channel.
Unable to watch the live event? The live stream will be uploaded to YouTube. Plus, find hundreds of hours of live streamed demonstrations on the Corning Museum of Glass YouTube channel.