Glass: Tom Bloyd, Blown Glass Sculptures
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: Glass blowing artist, Tom Bloyd, tells how he came to this type of art, his process and how he hopes clients will react to a piece.

Type of Video: Profile*
Unique Video ID: AandA-TBloyd**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • For Discussion: What is student reaction to the forms seen in the artwork? Do they think of it as “modern” or not?
  • Activity Idea: Have students research Midcentury Modern art to see to see that influence in his pieces and then design their own Midcentury Modern inspired piece, using clay.


*Profile videos use a first-person/first-hand approach to highlight interesting people doing interesting things in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.