I just spent about an hour and a half watching John Miller making an enormous cheeseburger up in the hot shop.
The cheeseburger is part of Miller’s “Blue Plate Special” series. Super-sized fast food sculptures from French fries to burgers are reminiscent of a certain Swedish pop artist. Miller is at the PGC all this week creating new work for hisupcoming show at the PGC’s Hodge Gallery.
How many glass blowers does it take to create a ≈ two-foot-wide cheeseburger? Well, Miller is working with four assistants upstairs. I watched as they crafted four cheese triangles and the lower half of the bun.
The collaborative dance created while attaching the cheese to the bun was pretty impressive, but watching the entire group smack the bun using the ends of tweezers was probably the most fun / silly moment.
The John Miller show opens on July 2nd, but if you can’t wait until then (I know my stomach is already growling), stop by PGC this week to watch the glass in action!
All photos in this blog are from Miller’s “Donut Demo” and courtesy of Nathan J Shaulis - thank you!