My sculptures bring a physicality to systems and forces that are indescribable. I assemble blown glass to create light and amorphic shapes that are simplistic and coherent. Then painted, each sculpture becomes a model of movement and flow that denotes rhythmic patterns and spatial awareness. I hope those who have feelings or thoughts that are difficult to comprehend can utilize these sculptures to confirm their imagination.
Tate Newfield began blowing glass in his senior year of high school at Punahou Academy in Hawaii. He recently graduated from the Glass Program within the School of American Crafts at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).
In 2018, Newfield was awarded first place at the annual Glass Art Society International Student Exhibition at Murano, Italy. He also traveled to Nagoya Japan to work on a project with local glass students at Aichi University. In 2017, he was a visiting demonstrator at the Shanghai Museum of Glass.
Currently, Newfield is the Glass Artist in Residence at the Appalachian Center for Crafts.