"Sonja Blomdahl, the most interesting of the artists I met, worked in virtual seclusion in a narrow cinderblock shed at the south end of Lake Union, producing subtle glory in the form of soft, bright, large bowls decorated with bands of color. She labored before her furnace quietly and ritualistically, as if she had been standing there for centuries, patiently working these elemental materials - fire and molten glass - performing the same motions over and over again, a figure of Eliade's pre-modern paradise, both enacting and crafting gleaming symbols of the primitive's eternal return." 
 

                                     -- Fred Moody, Seattle and the Demons of Ambition: A Love Story, 2003