Sizelove’s Artist Biography
Finding the medium of hot glass in 1995 could not have been
a more life-changing event for Indiana artist Steve Sizelove.
The novel independence of early adulthood had recently
diverted his attention from studies at the Milwaukee Institute
of Art and Design and inspired cross-country travel. While living
in Boulder, Colorado, Steve was given the opportunity to “play
with some glass” at a friend’s makeshift flame working studio.
He was instantly hooked.
Always concerned with quality and craftsmanship in his work,
Steve sought the instruction of notable glass artists such as
Robert Mickelsen, Roger Parramore, Milon Townsend, Italian
master Lucio Bubacco and others. Workshops with these artists
helped Steve refine his glass working skills and led to a 2005 Niche
Award in the category of Goblets and his inclusion in Lark Books’
500 Glass Objects. His work has been shown at the Museum of Art
and Design in New York, the Kentucky Museum of Art + Craft, the
Richmond Art Museum, and galleries across the country.
Now residing in Indiana with his wife and three children, Steve
continues to be active in the glass community through participation
in exhibitions, gallery talks, and by teaching classes at his home
studio and other facilities across the U.S. and Canada.
Flame working glass provides a process in which I can search for reconciliation between the ornate trappings of antiquities and the clean lines of modern minimalist design. My creations are an investigation of a point of balance in the wide space that separates decorative indulgence from cold asceticism.