Evan Cals, or Ecalsarts, started working in the flame in the Winter of 2014-2015. It was his senior year of high school at a school focused on the arts in New Hampshire. He had been exploring various creative forms like sculpture and 3D art for years while attending the art school. When he got on the torch he was hooked, and had found his medium. He was able to get an apprenticeship with Rob Dworkin and study glass in the flame for around a year before Evan set up his own studio for glass art. Like many glass artists, Evan found that fuming drew his interest the most. Working with clear boro and precious metals means the kaleidoscope of patterns and colors in fuming comes from a ‘bare bones’ approach, yet has endless possibilities. He continues to evolve his style and skill on the torch today in NH.
This is a fumed hammer by Evan with wonderful color. A violet fumed implosion marble looks amazing and really sets the piece off. The kickstand marble is heavy so the piece tends to lean and rest on it. On the tall can the fumicello at the top develops into a subtle dot box in the middle, and a green/blue fume pattern at the base. The carb is Green Slyme. A second small fumed marble is at the top of the can. Subtle blue streaks add color on the stem. Beautiful work by Evan Cals!
At 5.25 inches long, 2.25 inches wide with carb and marble included, and 3 inches tall this is a medium hammer that leans small. The can is comfortable in the hand and working the carb is a pleasure. Evan uses welds that are made to look like the old washers on brass pipes back in the old days. That weld on the stem has grip hatches and everything. Beautiful fume work out of New Hampshire!