By Percy Echols II
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Welcome back or welcome to the Taming Lightning Podcast, I'm Percy Echols II. I'm the creator and host of Taming Lightning, as well as emerging Plasma Tech at Pittsburgh Glass Center, where I'm researching and developing a space for exploring Plasma and Neon Light. Taming Lightning Podcast is a series of conversations to help expand our understanding of Plasma and Neon Light - looking beyond it's associations with novelty and sign making, and to explore the potential for Noble Gases as an artistic medium with each guest sharing their unique knowledge and experience.
||CleanEP 9: Bernd Weinmayer - Hidden Master||Hello Lightning Tamers, This is Episode number Nine! Thank you for patience as there was a lot going on in may especially with my trip to Venice, Italy, where I was attending the Glass Art Society Conference in Murano. While I wasn’t able to get any..||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 8 - Harriet Schwarzrock - Hearts and Minds||In Today's Podcast, we'll be talking with Harriet Swarzrock an Australian glass artist who has recently finished a residency at Canberra Glassworks where she explored the use of both plasma and neon in her work. I invited her to the podcast...||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 7 - Mundy Hepburn - Mad Scientist, Alchemist, and Luminous Glass Artist||In Today's Podcast, we'll be talking with Mundy Hepburn a luminous glass artist who has been making lights since 1976 with over 30 years of experience working in Plasma. In his work, he embraces his inner mad scientist and alchemist with his studio...||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 6 - Dylan Neuwirth - Western Neon School of Art||In Today’s Podcast we’ll be talking with Dylan Neuwirth an artist and sculptor working with light, space and interactive technologies which includes neon and virtual reality. his work is autobiographical,with light being embedded in his Personal...||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 5 - Kiki Jewell - High Voltage Plasma Art and BANG! Studio||In today’s Podcast we’ll be talking with Kiki Jewell. Kiki is a software engineer who has been captivated by light since she was a young girl and yet found herself creating as a metal sculptor and 3D graphic artist while making light...||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 4 - Speakable - A Blaze of Crimson Light: The Story of Neon||In today’s podcast, I’d like to introduce a new segement called Speakable. Think of speakable as Audiobook for content be it articles or blog posts that relate to the Art, Science, or History of Neon and Plasma. This was largely inspired by my...||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 3 - James Akers - Waver and Hacker Artist||In today’s podcast we’ll be talking with James Akers a Neon Sculptor and self-proclaimed Waver and Hacker Artist. James is an artist, educator, and mad scientist who has a explosive approach to making. Graduating from Alfred University with a...||9/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 2 - Ashlin Williamson - Fourth State Glass||In today's podcast, we’ll be talking with Ashlin Williamson of Fourth State Glass. We'll hear about his journey in plasma, how he got into using neon gases, latest projects, and his involvement in The Plasma Art Alliance, an emerging organization of..||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 1 - Pat Collentine - Traditional Neon and Plasma||Finally, It's here, the first podcast episode of Taming Lightning! Thank You for your patience and your support. It was a lot of figuring out how I would like to the podcast to run, as well as recording, editing, and publishing! Image: Emoticon...||7/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Love this show. Sheds so much light on plasma and the challenges of making such a unique artistic expression. Percy has great guests! Keep it up.