"EDINBURGH, Scotland - December 9, 2006 - With world-wide acclaim from the United Kingdom, to Pakistan, to New Zealand, to back home in the United States Joe Stanaway unveiled his hand-blown and kiln cast glass motorcycle masterpiece ‘The Glass Ride’ at the Edinburgh College of Art Masters of Design 2006 exhibition in Edinburgh, Scotland last week.
“I never thought in my wildest dreams that things would turn out this way,” said Stanaway of the global reaction today by email. “The global reaction took me by surprise, thank you for all of your love and support.”
The hand-blown and kiln cast sculpture is a full size replica of a Harley Davidson ‘chopper’ motorcycle. And, has been over a year in the making.
Joe Stanaway is an innovative artist specializing in glass from Helena, Montana in the United States. He has pioneered new glass blowing styles from vintage old west cowboy hats to one-of-kind glass ‘chopper’ motorcycles. He currently is finishing his Masters work at the Edinburgh College of Art in Edinburgh,"