Glass

Berry Davis and Colette Fortin

Celina, OH

2018 booth #57

www.neptunehotglass.com

Solid glass sculpture with an ocean theme. Individual interior parts are sculpted on the punty,assembled,encased in clear glass, and hand shaped while hot.[no paints or molds used] The materials used are glass, glass powders [for color] glass frit, precious metals, and gemstones. We grind, coldwork, and hand facet our pieces using high speed diamond wheels.

© Berry Davis

© Berry Davis

Chad Balster

Chad Balster Glass

Louisville, KY

www.chadbalsterglass.com

2018 booth #86

I use Hot Blown Glass to execute my artistic vision. Inspired by medieval wald glass with it's expressive bit applications i want my work to feel alive and fluid. I'm also rooted firmly in the studio glass movement, where a single artist is also the designer and creator of the work. Tying those things together, i want my work to be used and enjoyed everyday; thus my development of a number or drinkware glasses for a personal experience of the joys of glass.

 

© Chad Balster

© Chad Balster

Teresa Soriano

Mosaic Art Professionals
Middleton, WI

© Teresa Soriano

© Teresa Soriano

2018 booth #5

www.etsy.com/shop/warmglassbyteresa

I begin my pieces with color exploration and then the patient creation of confetti and layering. I heat, cold work and sculpt with multiple 24 hour fusing cycles. My inspiration comes from how a piece may be interpreted by others therapeutically or energetically. I adore playing with light and reflection and bringing color to life with the translucent and opaque nature of fused glass to create original art glass.  

 

Jim & Julie Vermeer

Vermeer Glass Art

Humboldt, IA

www.vermeerglassart.com

2017 booth #60

Our kiln-formed decorative glass is either fully fused at 1460 degrees or tacked fused at a lower temperature to provide texture and depth. If a shape if desired, we may first sand blast it and slump the piece in a ceramic mold at 1250 degrees. Sand blasting provides a matte finish. We create decorative displays that range from wall hanging to bowls.

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Jeff Sorensen

Jeff Sorensen Glass

Bloomington, MN

www.jeffsorensenglass.com

2018 booth #140

Raw. Sharp. Dangerous. Glass is the prose of the soul, brought to life by the breath of its creator. Each piece has its own story, its own charm, its own identity. Whether it is an elegant wave, a hard edge, or a smooth sphere, every piece is hand-blown to challenge preconceptions, inspire the future, and instill a sense of place.

I strive to blend the techniques of the masters, while testing my physical stamina, in new and exciting ways. Blowing glass requires strength and knowledge; strength to not allow the piece to rest and the knowledge to recognize when to beg it to stop. With my glass, I offer beauty. I offer context. I offer a reminder of what it is to be human.

I am a Minneapolis gaffer with more than 15 years of training and practice. Pulling techniques from all over the world, my roots can be found in the Swedish style of glass blowing. Using a style based on high heat and a quick pace, it is my goal to capture the human experience.

© Jeff Sorensen

© Jeff Sorensen

© Jeff Sorensen

© Jeff Sorensen

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Warren Slocum

New Richmond, WI

www.frontiernet.net/~dooda

2018 booth #22

Stained glass windows and mirrors, made with lead came, instead of copper foil. Many sizes, shapes, and styles such as Victorian, Arts-and-Crafts (Prairie Style), Contemporary, and Art Deco. My glass includes many colors and textures, some of which are silver-plated and/or iridized.
I make my frames of oak wood, rounded copper, and anodized aluminum.
In addition to the framed stained glass panels, I also do kiln-formed glass work that includes casting, slumping, and fusing.
I include some of my kiln-worked glass "tiles" and panels into assemblages of large scale, allowing detailed, precise work to be combined and projected into a large format.

 

 

© Warren Slocum

© Warren Slocum

Andrew Shea

Andrew Shea Glass Studio
Minneapolis, MN

sheaglass.com

2018 booth #106

My work consists of blown glass characterized by vivid colors in facetted forms.

Each piece is worked on a blow pipe out of a furnace to create the color patterns and shapes. When cool I grind the glass to shape, sandblast and acid etch the frosted parts, and polish the facets to open up the interiors of each piece.

I have been working in glass since college in the seventies. I enjoy glass because you have to plan the work before you make it but you also have to see what you have before you and deal with that. Glasswork is very hands on and very thoughtful, both aspects that I appreciate.

© Andrew Shea

© Andrew Shea

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Robin Mueller

Brooklyn Park, MN

www.whimsiesdesign.com

2017 booth # 103

My work has been described as quilting with glass, though in simple terms, it is glass on glass mosaic. I draw a pattern and then cut or snip sheet glass to the desired shapes. I also use elements that I have fused in my kiln. These range from simple drops to more intricate bargello strips. In much of my work, I also incorporate glass saucers and beads to add depth. Most pieces are finished with grout, which enhances the colors. I love to use old windows and barn wood as the base of my work.

© Robin Mueller

© Robin Mueller