Updated: Nov 17
December 3, 2023 7:00 PM
Scottsdale Ranch Clubhouse
10585 N. 100th Street
On Sunday evening, Dec. 3, Arizona Glass Alliance, in cooperation with Warren Norgaard’s Milkweed Studio, will very proudly host a presentation by Anthony Amoako Attah. Anthony is a very interesting person, both as an artist and as an individual. Born in Ghana, Anthony is now working on his PhD at the prestigious University of Sunderland in the UK, while at the same time creating his distinctive art work.
Anthony manipulates glass to look like woven fabric by using glass powders, glass enamels, waterjet cutting and kiln forming to achieve his creations which use Ghanaian cultural Adinka symbols and Kente patterns in the “fabrics” he creates. Anthony uses these fabrics as a platform to express social, political and cultural issues such as migration and dislocation.
In addition to his work at Sunderland Anthony has also been a resident at Pilchuck and taught at the Pittsburgh Glass Center. His work has been featured in publications such the Urban Glass Quarterly and Glass Art Magazine, and he currently has exhibitions on display at both Heller Gallery in New York and Bullseye Projects in Portland, OR. An example of Anthony’s work is shown below, and believe it or not, the “fabric” on the chair is glass.