Project Description

Shawna Peterson has been perfecting the art of tube bending for neon signs and sculptures for 30 years. Shawna started out sitting behind the front desk of a retail neon shop, where her boss insisted that she learn tube-bending during downtime. She worked in several neon shops before opening her own operation in Oakland 20 years ago. Shawna’s neon art was shown at last year’s She Bends, an all-female neon art exhibit at the Midway Gallery in San Francisco. / IG @petersonneon