Frosty’s Freshtival is traveling to cities around the nation this year. Huge glassblowers in the game are coming together to show their craft. Frosty’s Fresh continues to help give back to the community by uniting fans of glass and glass blowers alike. The line-up includes artists Hoodrattshit, Rob Morrison, Rosburg Glass, and of course the dude himself, Frosty’s Fresh. Each individual glassblower brings their own flavor and unique designs to the table. One thing all of these gentlemen have in common is their intense passion for the craft of creating glass works of art. I was stoked to get the opportunity to speak with each glassblower on behalf of The Cannabis Cactus Magazine. Here’s what Rob Morrison had to say…
Your designs of cows and Sesame Street characters are fantastic. Did you grow up on these amazing characters?
Yes, I grew up on Sesame Street, a child of the 70’s. The muppets are extremely popular. Making them into glass was effective in making me popular, which I am thankful for. The cows are new work and come from my own head. I celebrate the difference in each one rather than adhering to the strict guidelines of a muppet. The colors, shapes, stories I can tell with animals is liberating.
You put a great amount of time into each piece. What is your process when beginning to see it through to the finished piece of art?
Sometimes I have an idea and sometimes a thought just comes in my head. I may start off with a drawing or I may do what I call a glass sketch. Which is like a pendant or carb cap to figure out certain details and techniques. As I’m building the piece I’m constantly mocking up, checking proportions to make sure everything is correct.
What are some things you love most about blowing glass?
Pipe making is a relatively new art form and we are just beginning to scratch the surface with new styles and techniques. I enjoy the challenges and satisfaction of taking an idea and transforming it into a glass sculpture. Glass is fragile yet has strength. Transparent and opaque.
What a great dude! It’s truly amazing to get to know what goes on inside each creator’s world, and how they are able to make the pieces they do. It’s fascinating to hear from the artist what inspires them to make art, driving their passion for the craft to become something considered priceless by many. This event creates opportunities such as the community coming together, and providing a fun time for all while providing a glimpse into the actual glassblowing. If you’re unable to make it to the event there’s the opportunity of checking each glassblower out on social media, such as instagram. Each glassblower has their own page loaded with content of their work. Thank you and much love to Frosty, HoodRattShit, Rob Morrison, and Rosburg Glass for making this event possible.
Dietrich Dash is a local to Arizona, born in September of nineteen eighty-eight, in the town of Scottsdale. He enjoys listening to the Rolling Stones, Queens of the Stone Age, Kendrick Lamar, and Eminem. In his free time, you can see him at local bookstores, hiking or hanging out in public areas with his chihuahua mix and pugs. He also frequents dispensaries across the valley in search of what the valley has to offer medicinally.