The property of glass that I value most is how it records and transforms some measure of every action applied to it. Remnants accumulate and metamorphose in constant dialogue. Ultimately this accumulation acts as a parallel to the physical effects of time on our bodies and mind. As we constantly etch ourselves with feedback from actions we experience, I see that our accomplishments rest with the efforts of others on a continuum where there are no conclusions, only possibilities.


Jeff Wallin studied under Keiko Hara at Whitman College, graduating in 1995 with a B.A. in Studio Art. He is presently Studio Director at Fire Art Glass, where he has worked since 1999. Wallin was awarded the Sybren Valkema Award at Young Glass 2007, and was artist-in-residence at Vrij Glas Foundation in Amsterdam in 2008. His work was selected for publication in issues 30 and 31 of New Glass Review.