Half Hour Intern

"Most forms of art are meant to be admired from afar.  We look, we interpret.  We consider how beautiful it is or how it makes us feel.  However, there are entire schools of craftwork that open up art to a much greater definition.  Art for practical use.  Art that we can literally feel.  Art meant to not just be looked at, but to be touched, and more importantly, used.  Today’s guest, Josh Simpson, is one of the best in the world at one of the oldest crafts in existence, glass blowing.  Josh will teach us all about the basics of glassblowing and explain the difficulties of working with such a unique medium."

THIS EPISODE WAS MADE WITH THE SUPPORT OF

  • Roxanna
  • Michelle & Jim Wortner
  • Janelle Swanson
  • Jimmy Seymour

Mass Live

Watch Josh Simpson, glass artist extraordinaire, blow beautiful creations in his Shelburne studio

In 1981, Josh was interviewed by The Republican Newspaper's brand new photo journalist, John Suchocki.  That was John's first article...   John interviewed Josh again as the last piece he's doing before retiring from the newspaper. 

Corning Museum of Glass

Something to Leave Behind: Former Explainer Participates in Josh Simpson’s Infinity Project

By Kim Thompson

MASS LIVE

Inside the glass: Photos explore Josh Simpson glass art in Westfield

By: Dan Warner

WABI TV 5

Students Have Out of this World Experience