An engineer, inventor and artist, Mark Lewanski founded ‘Glassboxguy’ studio in 2000 with the goal of revitalizing the art of stained glass. For ten years, he created thousands of colorful glass boxes, demonstrating a wide range of style and intricacy.
As a result, this research paved the way for him to create his signature contemporary glass art: “woven glass artscapes”.
He explains, “Woven glass is an enigma, a complex and beautiful mystery. It challenges the observer in perceptions of material properties. The technique of glass weaving is a multi-stage process that involves forming thin strips of glass into waves, creating the weft. Straight (warp) pieces are then fed through rows of wefts. The resulting structure is then melted over a hand sculpted, clay mold within the kiln. The woven glass surfaces are then mounted in heavy, steel frames for wall hanging.”
Ultimately, he has become a creative vanguard in the field, with his trademark glass boxes bought and appreciated by thousands of art lovers worldwide. In addition to inventing this technique and style, he also custom-built his artist booth.
“I like to think I’m one part Leonardo, one part Thomas Edison and one part Dale Chiluly. I love to work with a talented group of craftspeople to turn the ideas into reality. My studio is a hotbed of creative energy: growing, morphing, kindling collaborations with like-minded individuals with passions and aesthetics akin to my own,” shares Mark.