Artist Christopher Lydon inspired by B.B. King's Lucille at 2300°: Blues

Philadelphia-based artist Christopher Lydon makes organically inspired sculptural and vessel forms as well as works with intense color contrasts that reference street art and anime. At the March 2300°: Blues, Lydon was inspired by the theme of that night’s event – the blues, and special guest Tony Coleman, drummer for the legendary American blues guitarist B.B. King.

For his Hot Glass Show demonstration, Lydon challenged himself to sculpt something fun and recognizable to the audience, all within the two hour time limit of the event. Working closely with his team of glassblowers, he created a glass guitar modeled on B.B. King’s signature Lucille. See the demonstration and hear from Lydon on how he’s progressed as an artist and the importance of working with a good team.

Christopher Lydon making a glass guitar at 2300: blues at The Corning Museum of Glass, March 2012

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