Paull Rodrigue spends hours each day creating decorative and functional art from molten glass. Manipulating and maneuvering molten glass to create colourful, translucent vessels requires patience and precision. The heated material is viscous, it quickly cools, making it difficult to mould. Some works take minutes to make, while other pieces require hours. But it's the end product, which can only be examined the following day after the glass has cooled in a kiln, that keeps the Waterdown resident designing more of his signature pieces.
"Through a multiple of techniques and colour applications, I indulge in the presence of hot glass. In this creative process of hot glass, I connect with the conscious part of my personality and awaken. The glass presents a challenge which I respond to in an intuitive and spontaneous manner. The seductive qualities continue to entice me and I look forward to the “court and spark” and the dance that ensues. This continuous dance results in knocking off the puntil works that are technical, layered in colour, and eloquent in linear aesthetics. From this point, I am satisfied with the knowledge and the inspirational efforts that are put into making my work."