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Crafting the Future Studio Visit with Leo Tecosky

Mon, Nov 23, 2020

Join the Museum of Arts and Design and Crafting the Future director Corey Pemberton for an online conversation and studio visit with Brooklyn-based glass artist Leo Tecosky. Tecosky brings hip-hop, graffiti, Islamic imagery, and the science of Supreme Mathematics into the hot shop to create his graphic glass sculpture and installations. Crafting the Future works to diversify the fields of art, craft, and design by connecting BIPOC artists with opportunities that will help them thrive. 

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About the artists

Leo Tecosky works at the intersection of cultural exchange, craft traditions and the pursuit of knowledge of self. He blends glass making techniques with the aesthetics of deconstructed graffiti iconography. Born in New Mexico, raised in Miami and now currently in Brooklyn, his experience living in many places and traveling to others has helped shape Leo’s view of the world. Tecosky has worked in metal and glass shops since he could work and believes apprenticeship is as important as art school. A father and a husband, Leo works as a glass blower in Brooklyn and teaches Glass at Tyler School of Art and Architecture. 

Corey Pemberton received his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2012. He has completed residencies at The Pittsburgh Glass Center (PA), Bruket (Bodø, NO), as well as a Core Fellowship at the Penland School of Crafts (NC). He currently resides in Los Angeles where he splits his time between Crafting the Future, production glass blowing, and his painting practice. Pemberton strives to bring together people of all backgrounds and identities, breaking down stereotypes and building bridges; not only through his work with Crafting the Future but with his personal artistic practice as well. 

 

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