“The stillness and solitude of the forest is a basic necessity for me. Life’s seasons and cycles are played out with timeless patience. It’s one place where the beauty of change, both death and birth, is celebrated equally. I want to capture this essence in my work. I gather inspiration from molten glass’s animated movement, evocative colors and intricate surfaces equal to the inspiration I harvest from the same essential qualities found in nature.
Randy Walker’s background as a wildlife ecologist informs his blown and sculpted forms. He lives in Washington state, where he is inspired by the colors, textures, and patterns found in the Pacific Northwest forests. Randy has blown glass for over 25 years, and was a principal member of William Morris’s glassblowing team for 12 years. His work is exhibited nationally.