East Side Podcast

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Jessica Wolfert-Glass Artist-Jess Wolf Glass

February 25, 2019

Across town Philadelphia , somewhere in Port Richmond. I find myself on the 2nd floor of an artist collective. From 1st floor to the the top, this building is flowing with creative energy. Many different mediums are being used and manipulated in this old factory.

I came on location so I could sit down and speak with Jessica Wolfert. She invited me into her laboratory, to see her creations and what she is currently working on now. She found her passion lies in sculpture and glass blowing. One of my favorite pieces was her senior piece (2015). She created an entire bird skeleton out of multi-colored glass. Her new project was actually just featured in HTMagazine

Jessica has recently created- Lady Pipes- Lady Pipes are promoting positive female body image. 

-Finding peace within her comfort zone and body prompted Wolfert to create Lady Pipes, an artistic glass project aimed at rewriting beauty’s narrow narrative.- By Lyneisha Watson

A quote from the article: 

“If we can show the world that beauty is diverse then we can change the way we experience our bodies and the way that we experience life,” Wolfert says. “It’s changing the way that I experience my own body for sure.”

Watch out! Jessica is going to explode in this world of glass. Women are the minority in glass blowing. I think Jessica is going to inspire so many girls and women to not be ashamed by their bodies. 

 

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