Hayden Wilson

Solo Exhibition by 2007 Alumnus

When: April 12 - April 22, 2016
Where: Second Floor Gallery, Owen Hall
Opening Reception: Friday, April 15, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Artist Talk: Monday, April 18, 12:30 - 1:20 p.m., Humanities Lecture Hall
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

All events are free and open to the public

Hayden Wilson (Class of 2007, BFA with a concentration in sculpture) describes himself  on his website as "a second generation glass maker [who] has been around glass his entire life, [but has worked] professionally as a glass blower and caster for the past six years.

He has been an assistant instructor in the glass studio at Penland School of Craft in Penland, North Carolina, and also at Pilchuck Glass School in Washington state. Hayden has also worked [at] Jackson County Green Energy Park building equipment, teaching glass and metal foundry classes.

He currently works with glass artist Alex Bernstein and manages the Asheville Glass Center's hot shop, a public access studio that focuses on art glass making as well as offering an array of classes. Hayden creates his work at the Asheville Glass Center.  Hayden's work conveys his aesthetic of clean lines and inspired by modern, utilitarian design.  He works with utilitarian vessels, as well as steel and cast glass sculptures. In addition to his own work, Hayden has also designed and created various lighting commissions for local restaurants and businesses in the region."

Hayden's work is currently on view at Blue Spiral 1 Gallery in the exhibition photo + craft.  

Hayden will be giving a series of workshops—He will be doing a Glass Casting Workshop with Advanced Sculpture and Ceramics students: Mold-Making April 13/15 and Kiln Casting April 20/22. (Participation in workshops is open to registered students only, but space may be available for watching.) Artist Talk during 3-D Design Lecture in Carmichael Lecture Hall, Monday, April 18, from 12:30-1:20 p.m. (Lecture is free and open to the public).

View the Artist's Website