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Kiln fired glass/recycled plate glass.

In my studio on Thomas Lake, near Two Harbors, Minnesota, I work with a variety of recycled glasses, kilns, and dozens of forms and molds to create one of a kind glass sculptures. Each individual piece of glass is hand-cut, carefully assembled, kiln fired and slowly cooled to room temperature in a process taking nearly three days. Within each form I use internal lines, altered surface texture, light reflection, refraction and diffusion, to create tension, stimulate curiosity, and engage the eye.

Scenes of transition and times of change are constant inspirations in my work.

AWARDS

  • Best Presentation, St. Louis Art Fair, St. Louis, MO
  • Best of Show in Glass, Des Moines Arts Festival, Des Moines, IA
  • Best of Show in Glass, Uptown Art Fair, Minneapolis, MN
  • Best of Show in Glass, Minnesota Crafts Festival, St. Paul, MN
  • Best of Show in Glass, Art Fair on the Square, Madison, WI
  • Award of Excellence, Minnesota Crafts Festival, St. Paul, MN
  • Second in Glass, Winterpark Festival of Arts, Winterpark, FL
  • Second in Glass, Miami Beach Festival of Arts, Miami Beach, FL
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS, COMMISSIONS AND SHOWS
  • Contemporary Artist Exhibit & Permanent Collection, Tweed Art Museum, University of MN Duluth
  • Featured Artist, Venture North, Duluth Public Television
  • Mobile Art Collection, Cherry Creek Arts Festival and Janus Corporation, Denver, CO
  • Designer and Producer, Annual Award, Ann Bancroft Foundation 1997 & 1998
  • Designer and Producer, Annual Award, National Recycling Coalition
  • Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, CO
  • St. Louis Art Fair, St. Louis, MO
  • Coconut Grove Festival of Arts, Coconut Grove, FL
  • Winterpark Festival of Arts, Winterpark, FL
  • Milwaukee Lakefront Festival of Arts, Milwaukee, WI
  • Uptown Art Fair, Minneapolis, MN
  • Kansas City Plaza Arts Festival, Kansas City, MO
  • AmJam, Kennedy Center for the Arts, Washington, D.C.
  • Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, Reston, VA
  • Siverston Galleries, Duluth & Grand Marais, MN and Bayfield, WI

Two Harbors, MN
Home: 218-834-5626
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Web: www.BlueSkiesGlassworks.com

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"Horizontal glass form"
Kiln formed glass and fabricated base.
18" w x 9" h

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"Tall square box"
Kiln formed glass and black glass base.
12" h x 3.5" square

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"Pillar"
Kiln formed glass.
15" h x 2" diameter

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"Basket"
Kiln formed glass.
20" w x 9" h

Photography by Wayne Torborg

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