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Tim Lindemann – Glass
Having spent much of his childhood exploring the coastal mountains of Santa Barbara and observing the dynamic wildlife of Southern California, Timothy Lindemann has gained a love and appreciation for the natural world. Tim has experimented with many mediums including: stone sculpting, airbrushing, pen and ink, ceramics, jewelry, computer graphics, and mixed media sculpture. Although Tim loved and excelled at most of these art forms he found most art classes constricting. In 1996 he graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a Bachelors degree in biology. Halfway through his senior year he bought a basic lampworking setup, which consisted of a torch, some glass, and a small annealer. By the time he graduated he was passionately consumed with this fascinating new medium. For the next five years he developed his own lampworking techniques by observing the work of other Flameworkers and he reinvested most of his income into purchasing equipment and creating his own studio. In the spring of 2000 he attended Pilchuck Glass School to take a lampworking class from the Venetian master Cesare Toffolo. More recently Tim took a class from Robert Mickelsen at The Eugene Glass School. Each of these experiences set Tim on new paths of creativity and reinvigorated his passion for glass. Tim draws upon both his childhood experiences in the Santa Barbara Mountains as well as his studies in biology to inspire the unique naturalistic themes in his work.
Timothy Currently lives with his wife in the beach town of Carpinteria Ca.