In 2010 I had the honor of being invited for a residency at the Pilchuck School of Glass. During this time, I had two and a half weeks of experimentation with I medium I knew little about. I created musical instruments from blown glass – such as the Seussaphone shown here – and exploring other techniques such as sand casting, print making, mold blown and cold working.
The Seussaphone – so named for its resemblance to an instrument one might find in a story by Dr. Seuss – is a one-of-a kind instrument that is played like a bugle, but lower in pitch. The embouchure of the player and the hand moving around a hole on the bottom of the bell allows the player to manipulate pitch and tone.