Judson Guérard Artist Statement
We each find aspects of ourselves in our work. Glass for me represents the tension between a desire for precision, control, and recognizable form versus the serendipity and spontaneity of an almost living gather of glass going its own way in spite of my best efforts.
Rather than trying to control form excessively I set up conditions in which something more interesting than I first envisioned might occur, thus surprising me and providing fuel for the next project.
Judson Guérard Artist Biography
Judson Guérard was born in North Carolina. He has two degrees in philosophy, one from UNC-Chapel Hill, and the other from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. After becoming interested in glass in Denver, he furthered his studies at Penland School of Crafts by studying first with Finn Lyngaard & Tchai Munch, and then Paul Marioni, Richard Ritter, Jane Bruce, Will Dexter, Tom Buechner, Hugh Jenkins, and especially Bill and Sally Worcester. Some of Judson’s work is inspired by the tranquility and enduring beauty of the North Toe River where his studio and home are located.