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 Cals with wonderful color. A beautiful large implosion marble looks like a flower and really sets the piece off. The subtle fumicello on the stem is great here. The can changes fuming tone from top to bottom with an array of color and fuming details. Violet at the top to a soft green tone at the base. A second small fumicello marble is at the top of the can. A lot of subtle detail here that will show up with the color change. Beautiful work by Evan Cals!
At 5.25 inches long, 2.4 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!