Spark looks at extraordinary craftspeople at work.
The Bay Area is considered one of the centers of glassmaking in the United States, and Pamina Traylor is part of that growing community. Pamina combines dozens of delicate hand-blown glass shapes to create sculptural objects of lyrical beauty.
Then follow Gary Stevens, who got his start as a carpenter, but once he'd stumbled across the ancient stumps in his own backyard, he found the inspiration to create forms unlike anything he'd ever made in woodshop.
Finally, Chris Natrop is a real-life Edward Scissorhands, transforming vast rolls of paper into freeform lace panels.
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Discover the extraordinary forms hidden in centuries-old redwood trees with wood artist Gary Stevens.
Feel the heat with glass artist Pamina Traylor as she turns molten glass into works of lyrical beauty.
Watch as Chris Natrop transforms paper into something beautifully unique.
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