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Elinor Portnoy | Artist-in-Residence

The way I usually go is to follow my curiosity. If I'm curious about a material and I'm wondering how it will behave, the curiosity is strong and I want to test things out.

Elinor Portnoy’s work examines the fluidness of material. She designs processes that demonstrate the natural settling of matter, playing with the fine balance of disciplined and accidental results. In an attempt to capture the liquidity of glass, she pours molten glass on top of metal structures, finding that metal conducts heat in a way that best captures the qualities of the process. Hear from her about her experience as a joint artist-in-residence at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.