Creativity is a funny thing. Sometimes it’s there, and sometimes it isn’t. It’s erratic, nonlinear, and unreliable. It defies logic and often endorses the opposite. As an artist, one must jump from the right side of the brain to the left side and back again, all day long. To create something “new” and different, one must go from logical to crazy, irrational to ordered, regimented to chaotic. Finally, you get to a point where you are considered logically absurd and what you create is Art.
To be genuinely creative, one must realize that exploring every logical, rational, ordered outcome is just half of an idea’s potential. It is the random, spontaneous, and unscripted moments that produce quantum breakthroughs.
Glass allows us to be creative. It can follow the lead, but when it’s hot, it can also take the lead. When glass takes the lead, it can result in outcomes that make us better glassmakers or give us new ideas.