Aron Leaman has been working with glass since 2001. He has spent years
traveling and honing his skills working with many glass artist from around the
world. He currently resides in Lowell, Ma where he has started Mill City
His work is playful, colorful, and will make you smile. For him it is mostly
playful because he is having fun during the process. Working with glass there
is endless potential for improvement keeping it forever rewarding. When
people see his work he likes to leave them pondering with a smile on their
face how did he do that?
The lines left in the sand at low tide, the motion of the eddies and current, the
pattern that bugs leave on a branch when you remove the bark, these natural
patterns have found a way into and have inspired my work. I sometimes
incorporate as the base a natural element, like stone or wood giving the
pieces a direct connection to my inspirations.
My colors are based on controlling the effects that one can achieve with
glass. They are created from heat and air, producing loose and interesting
layered patterns. I am regally experimenting with color and light, building
layers to capture movement to keep these pieces alive. I am producing a
feeling within a contained form allowing the patterns to start to take shape in
ones own thoughts. The closer that one looks the more imagery will start to
The bird form has been ever present in my work. To me it is a reminder of
place and home. Translating the bird shape into glass has been challenging,
but the graceful lines and curves lend itself well as a canvas for the patterns
and feeling I am creating.