Ed Broadfield began working in glass over thirty years ago. As a small boy in Iowa he spent Sunday mornings staring at the stained glass windows of his home town church. He seemed driven for some unknown reason toward glass. It was only a few years ago that Broadfield discovered that for generations his family in England was and still is involved in glass. Broadfield’s desire and imagination has led him into his current line of elegant vases, delightful bowls and surreal paperweights. He has diligently studied with old masters and contemporary craftsmen. Broadfield is a traveling glassblowing instructor who teaches workshops throughout the western United States and even as far away as Thailand. For several years he was the personal assistant to the chairman of the Art Department as well as the equipment technician at Palomar College in San Marcos, CA. There he designed and built his unique traveling studio which he utilizes in his workshops.
Ed Broadfield defines himself as a “glassaholic”, His “addition” find expression in the sensual pieces he creates. He brings to his art career a background in steel fabrication, which he believes inspires an essential geometry in his free – flowing, individualistic work. His artistic expression is based on his philosophy that “art should be seen by the heart and enjoyed by the eye and the mind.”
You can reach Ed Broadfield at his studio at 760-639-5425 or online at www.edbroadfieldglass.com