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 Rosburg Glass had to say…
I feel it’s safe to say you are passionate about burgers. Why burgers?
I’m definitely passionate about burgers! Passionate about all food really, but the fascination with burgers happened at a very early age, due to a sticker pack that I got as a gift as a kid. They were reusable stickers that had all the fixings. You could build your own burger along with a knight in shiny armor battling a fire breathing dragon with the burger being guarded as treasure. I remember slaying the dragon by cutting its head off and taking the burger as my prize. Funny the things you remember from childhood. Burgers always showed up in life as a perfect food- from backyard barbecues with my dad cooking them well done like hockey pucks to nice places I’d go and spend all my money getting a beer and a ridiculous burger after I turned twenty-one. It was a right of passage in a way. Honestly I never get tired of seeing them or making them, whether I’m in the kitchen or the glass shop.
What inspires your attention to detail within your work?
I’d have to say that it’s driven by a series of obsessions. When I first made one, it was kind of a fluke. A conversation with a buddy started, and I was like yeah! I’m gonna make a burger! Made one and it was really fun. So I made another one as a pipe and got really great responses from stores, so I made many more from that point. The detail that goes into my work now is me just pushing myself to go further and further with the limits, allowing me to exceed and create more complex pieces. I really want to find out how far I can go with it.
Can you talk more about where you pick ideas to create your work?
A lot of ideas that I have come from the food that I eat, cookbooks I read, and cooking shows that I watch on tv. I find inspiration everywhere. The difficult part about that is in the execution. It’s one thing to have an idea, but a completely different thing to be able to manufacture it in real life. I often wish it was more like actual cooking but glass has a lot of different rules. I’m excited to do a lot more murrini work and some bigger more involved pieces. I hope to explore a lot of these different avenues in this upcoming year.
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.