“My art has always been about a way to gain control over my environment. Through the process of making objects I am able to set parameters and make sense of space whereas my day-to-day life borders on unmanageable chaos. I find peace in the process of making art juxtaposed to the uncertainty of everyday living. It is within this dichotomy that I achieve a sense of balance, of organization, even if it is fleeting, and unsustainable. I manage to achieve harmony within a world that has spun out of control.”
From the seemingly chaotic and frenzied environment of his studio, Weinberg brings clarity and order to his art that confounds. There is no immediacy in his work, and like the ceramicist, Weinberg must plan his pieces, leaving some to bathe in the kiln for days before he performs his own version of Pate de Verre. My purpose is to achieve harmony in a world that has spun out of control. Through the process of making objects, I am able to set parameters and make sense of space. With a Master’s degree in Fine arts from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Weinberg is a two time recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant and has been casting and cutting glass in his Rhode Island Studio since 1979. His work is represented in the major collections of over 50 public art museums around the world, including the Musee des Arts Decoratifs at Palais du Louvre in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC.