Jun 29, 2021
Alexander Rosenberg is a Philadelphia-based multimedia artist, educator, and writer who specializes in the study of glass. Like many, I first encountered his work through Blown Away, a Netflix reality TV series about competitive glassblowing that has taken off during the pandemic. After reaching third place in the first season of Blown Away with his inventive, precise, and delicate pieces, Rosenberg came back for season two as a guest judge. I sat down with him over Zoom to discuss his background, interests, and experiences with both glass and reality TV.
Talia Blatt: Let’s start with some background for people who may not be as familiar with you and your work. When and how did you get into glassblowing?
Alexander Rosenberg: It was really kind of an accident.