I was first introduced to the work of glass artist Thaddeus Wolfe (b.1979) at the Maker's Market Fair three years ago. Now Volume Gallery will open a solo show of his work. Wolfe, who studied art and design with a focus in glass at the The Cleveland Institute of Art and has held an artist residence at Pilchuck Glass School, focuses on employing a non-traditional approaches to glass techniques. He mainly uses a molding process, where each mold can be used only once, and within, he creates layers colored glass various shapes of minerals. The forms are then being carved through the layers to reveal the stratum and interior color. I particularly like the vases and find that when he applies the glass to lighting, has not achieved a mature state and the metal parts not always working organically.