JC Squared

Our Story

About Us

JC Squared is Jennifer Caldwell and Jason Chakravarty. Individually they are glass artists each with over 20 years working primarily in glass. Jennifer, a glass artists, with a strong lampworking background and Jason with glass casting. In 2012, they began collaborating. Together they cast, torch, blow, print, grind, cut and blend glass. Ideas driven by traveling, seeing, touching, feeling and tasting they translate these transitory yet notable experiences into forms, textures, and imagery. Collaboratively these artists create high-end glass works using many nontraditional techniques. Given the value of time and material as a commodity, process experimentation holds a strong currency. JC Squared is a laboratory platform to test not only the physical and aesthetic success of new ideas and process but a way to access the general public’s response. Much in the way a chef would test new recipes in small batches with close friends prior to featuring it as a full course. Jennifer and Jason are able to try out new color techniques, printed enamel decals, and themes. The process is constant as the evolution of their work thus something as simple as drinking glasses take on a completely new identity each year as they feed into larger and more substantial sculptural pieces.

About Us

JC Squared is Jennifer Caldwell and Jason Chakravarty. Individually they are artists each with over 20 years working primarily in glass. Jennifer with a strong lampworking background and Jason with glass casting. In 2012, they began collaborating. Together they cast, torch, blow, print, grind, cut and blend glass. Ideas driven by traveling,seeing, touching, feeling and tasting they translate these transitory yet notable experiences into forms, textures, and imagery.

Collaboratively they create hi end glass works using many nontraditional techniques. Given the value of time and material as a commodity, process experimentation holds a strong currency. JC Squared is a laboratory platform to test not only the physical and aesthetic success of new ideas and process but a way to access the general public’s response. Much in the way a chef would test new recipes in small batches with close friends prior to featuring it as a full course. Jennifer and Jason are able to try out new color techniques, printed enamel decals, and themes. The process is constant as the evolution of their work thus something as simple as drinking glasses take on a completely new identity each year as they feed into larger and more substantial sculptural pieces.

The Team

Jennifer Caldwell

Owner
Glass is, at once, fragile and strong, beautiful and dangerous, full of movement and static.  These paradoxes lend themselves to speaking of conflicting ideas that inevitably accompany each other in the mind and throughout life’s experiences.    Humor, whimsy and imagination are a cathartic aspect of my studio practice that allow me to address more serious emotions from a place of playfulness. In my work, I observe objects from the world around me and convey ideas by identifying aspects of these object that I am drawn to.   Color, form or historical meaning become a point of departure and focus while aspects that make these objects live or function in reality, become secondary or completely denied during the creative process.  In this way objects from my experience become beautiful, yet un-functional, or are combined in a way to see the paradoxes through which I view the world.     Working with the constant motion associated with hot glass forces me to intuitively engage with the material creating a constant collaboration between the material and myself.  This is a connection that happens between my conscience and sub- conscience, my mind and hands, the motion of the material and my own emotions, resulting in a physical object that conveys my essence.

Jason Chakravarty

Owner
Jason Chakravarty began incorporating glass through the use of neon into his sculpture in 1998 while attending Arizona State University. He was employed for four years at a commercial neon sign shop where he learned technical fundamentals of the neon process. In 2002 he began illuminating hot shop forms and kiln casting glass while attending graduate school at California State University Fullerton. He has taken workshops nationwide including at Pilchuck, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Penland School of Crafts, and University of California San Diego. He has taught neon and kiln casting workshops worldwide including Arizona State University, Corning Museum of Glass, Goggleworks, Arrowmont School of Crafts, The Glass Furnace, Urban Glass, Cleveland Institute of Art, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Appalachian Center For Crafts, Bezalel Academy of Art, and Penland School of Crafts. His work has been shown in over 100 exhibitions. Currently his work is represented at Adam Blaue, Corning, Duncan McClellan Gallery, Habatat Galleries, Hive Contemporary, Kuivato Gallery, Penland Gallery, Piece and Vetri Gallery. He is a full-time artist and splits his studio time between Arizona and Washington.

The Team

Jennifer Caldwell

Owner

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Our Process

1. Into The Furnace

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2. Creating A Shape​

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3. Blowing Into The Pipe

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4. Transfer The Glass

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5. Make Shapes Change

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6. Annealing Oven Cool Down

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