Paul Schwieder

Paul Schwieder portraitPaul Schwieder grew up in Saskatchewan and now lives in Sweden. His blown glass sculptures are fluid, sensuous and organic and require countless hours of cold work, mainly with a sandblaster. Paul says this about his work:

“In sculpture, my goal is to create something alluring and magnetic, but also challenging. Can the viewer bring their own relationship with intimacy to the object in front of them?

I use various forms and colors to both enhance and diminish the properties I hope to instill in the finished object, My work deals with contrasts and opposites:

By studying these contrasts, I hope to make a beautiful and beguiling object. Perhaps this piece can then nudge the viewer towards a heightened awareness of their relationships to the people and world around them.