A Glass Work in Progress | Part 1

As the weather begins to warm up, and Mike eagerly anticipates an intense period of carving stone outdoors, he is working in his studio on molds for some new glass pieces. The creative process is constantly evolving and nothing is set in stone, even for a sculptor.

Questions And Answers – A Conversation with Mike Leckie, Sculptor
MAY 7th – 2007

Q: What are you working on?

Mike: These are bas-reliefs with an added base to make them free-standing icons. They’re going to be cast in glass in my own studio. These are the biggest glass pieces I’ve ever attempted in my studio.

mike working
Q: Did you have models for the faces?

Mike: Nope. Made them up.

glass molds
These are narrative sculpture pieces. My titles serve as a springboard but viewers will make up their own stories, led into the pieces by the faces, the colors and the translucent nature of glass.

glass molds
Q: What will the colors be?

Mike: I have the whole rainbow of colors here in the studio, but I’m not going to give that away yet.