Kevin Baker – Glass Artist

Glassblowing: Dancing with a partner who’s too hot to touch!

I’m Kevin Baker and my passion is glassblowing, an art that involves techniques and tools unchanged since their invention in Renaissance Italy.

Since 2005 I have been experiencing the exhilaration of glassblowing at San Diego’s Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park.  I believe that all arts are essentially performance arts.  It is the act of creation, experimentation, and interaction with a medium that is the art.  Some arts are inherently transitory, like dance.  Others, like glassblowing, are focused on producing a physical object.  The art of coaxing molten glass into desired shape is a dance with a partner who is too hot to touch. The process is difficult and uncertain, but the reward is the birth of a luminescent offspring of fire which serves as a beautiful record of its creation.