2013 International Student Online Exhibition

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The 2013 International Student Online Exhibition presents submissions from current full-time student members of the Glass Art Society. All work was required to be current (made in 2012-2013), unique and contain glass as the main material. The artworks are featured below in alphabetical order. June 2013
 
 
In addition to this exhibition GAS invited three distinguished jurors -Ann Mulrooney, Marc Petrovic and Ken Saunders- to select works from the many submissions. These are featured in the first ever Juried Selection Catalogue published on issuu.com. They also awarded 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners***, honorable mentions** and additional selected works*. Juror comments are also included in the catalogue.  View the Juror Profiles and see the list of selected students featured in the catalogue.
 
 

An Exhibition of 82 Student Members

Representing 39 Schools and 11 Countries

 
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BRIANNA BARRON

College for Creative Studies
Detroit, Michigan
 
Intestinal
 
2013
15x8x8 in
Blown, sand carved and cold-worked glass, painted foam
 
 
I have had unexplained stomach problems for most of my life. I have always wished that somebody could tell me simply, in black and white why these problems are occurring in my body.  With the ‘Intestinal’ series I chose to take a light-hearted approach to presenting the feelings associated with these problems.
 
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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JULIANA BOLAÑOS-DURMAN

Edinburgh College of Art
Edinburgh, SCOTLAND
 
Mix&Match Series 6 out of 21 Sculptural Non-functional Vessels *
 
2013
biggest: 21x10x5 cm
smallest: 12x7x5 cm
Blown and found glass, engraved
 
 
The primary theme within my creative process is the exploration of preciousness and play within the studio practice. Preciousness, it is not only the value or quality of the materials themselves but more so what they represent. I find myself choosing and treasuring things that have a story and a link that represent emotional connections. Therefore, it is essential for the creative process to give the artwork the same significance, disregarding where it came from or how it was constructed. I want to create raw pieces that are put together intuitively by exploring the different materials and invite the viewer to become part of the journey.  This is how the [Mix&Match] Series of sculptural non-functional vessels came to life.
 
-graduate level
 
 
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NICHOLLE BETHEL

University of Wisconsin - River Falls
River Falls, Wisconsin
 
Isolation
 
2013
18x8x8 in
Cast glass, bone
 
My subject matter is defense traits in animals and psychology studies of humans. Some of my pieces relate to previous psychology studies such as experiments that have gone wrong or that have found undesirable characteristics in humans. Another one of my focuses is defense structures of animals. This consists of deer antlers or the spurs on the feet of a turkey. I am interested in these structures and how they are used to assert their dominance over each other. 
 
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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DANIELLE BRENSINGER

Tyler School of Art
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Scribble Series No. 1
 
2013
5x4½x3 in
Flameworked borosilicate glass
 
 
I always aim to explore myself, and as an artist often inside her own head I attempt to allow others to see a portion of my process; scattered, twisted and knotted as it may be. Through the scribble series, I attempt to gain control of the somewhat chaotic thought process I often take to my work the world around me. By allowing myself to be completely entranced by the torch and material, I allow the glass to fully take form of my thoughts and let it become a memory whilst creating one simultaneously.
 
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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MARYSE CHARTRAND

Espace Verre
Montreal, QC, CANADA
 
Memory Fragment *
 
2013
13x40x28 cm
Pate de verre glass and natural rock
 
 
Memory is a fragile imprint. It’s only power is to leave a trace that time toys with. To stop this rampage one has to fossilize the past. A souvenir forever stolen from the biggest thief of all. Time.
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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MORGAN CHIVERS

University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, Texas
 
Particulate Pulse (Inertness is a Relative Matter) ***
 
2013
13x33x13 cm
Glass, xenon, neon, electricity (some assistance with the neon)
 
 
The optically observable are a mere sliver of the spectrum of interwoven phenomena composing our reality – we did not perceive ourselves in the midst of an expanding mist until we learned to observe with radio waves. Paper-thin glass discs are suspended on a glass tube, suspended from loops of live wiring. The radio waves generated within each loop overcome glass’ non-conductivity, introducing electrical stimulation inside the sealed tube, overcoming the inert tendencies of the gasses trapped in the tube, emitting a faint glow through ionization. Surrounded by complete darkness, this echoes our condition: a fragile balance seen through radio waves.
 
-graduate level
 
 
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YAN MING CHEN

Shanghai Institute of Visual Art
Shanghai, CHINA
 
Face
 
2013
17x27x18 cm
Kiln-cast glass
 
 
I have only one face. Complex life makes me multi-faces. Many difficult problems can be solved with multi-faces, but the only face you should not forget is principle.
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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EMILY CRADDOCK

Alfred University
Alfred, New York
 
Aura of the Pangolin *
 
2013
16x20x4½ in
Blown and sandblasted glass, laser-cut buttercut and UV glue
 
 
Known as a scaly anteater, the pangolin is a burrowing mammal native to Africa and Asia that roots for termites and ants.  The pangolin is considered to be an auspicious and magical creature that has become endangered due to overhunting - primarily for its scales.  By taking this wonderful element of the creature, I have created an abstract form out of glass and hung it on a glass branch to highlight the brilliance and beauty of the pangolin’s fragile existence.
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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SARAH DAVIS

Alfred University
Alfred, New York
 
Don't Weigh Me Down
 
2013
7x4x5 in
Rope, glass, pulleys, wood; Solid hot sculpted anchors
 
 
Much of my work relates around objects I take an interest in and in the backstories that these objects have. Anchors are a well known nautical object; we associate them with boats, sailors and the ocean. My interest in them developed from researching boats and underwater shipwrecks as well as a general enjoyment for their shape. Each anchor is solid, hot sculpted glass attached to a pulley that is then attached to a block of wood with numerous wooden pegs. Proper nautical based anchor hitches and taut line hitch knots were used to attach the rope to the objects.
 
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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EAMON DEFABBIA-KANE
Tyler School of Art
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Untitled (Reflection)
 
2013
22x9x1½ ft
Blown glass, steel cable, paint, plastic tubing, clothesline, fishing line
 
 
 
 
 I am interested in things that don’t make sense. In my work I focus on using glass, wood, metal and other found materials to investigate the thoughts and observations I make about the world around me. Not seeing much other than the road to and from school gives me a more intimate relationship with two very separate worlds. One of which is a sterile school environment, another being the deteriorating infrastructures of North Philadelphia. I aim to make people take notice of, and question the function, purpose and existence of everyday objects, particularly those that exist in a questionable state. I combine my experiences in these objects and places through experimentation the exploration of these materials. My work explores the relationships between the subtlety and beauty that lies within these environments. Through this exploration I can observe the way others experience and interact with them.
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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JACCI DELANEY

The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
 
I suffered alone for so many years until they found me and began scraping off the layers until I lived again.
 
2013
12x11x10 in
Hollow core cast glass
 
 
I want to touch this surface because it looks like bubble wrap, but it does not feel like bubble wrap at all. It is a warning that to be this way isn’t good because the glass bubble wrap is sharp and hard, not soft and safe like real bubble wrap. People hide their most vulnerable parts in their deepest layers and the head inside this glass bubble wrap is frozen, like the person who has frozen her emotions. The clear surface reveals the ghostly head inside and the person within is
slowly scraping the bubbles away to be free again.
 
-graduate level
 
 
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LINDA DIEC
Columbus College of Art & Design
Columbus, Ohio
 
Halo (installation) *
 
2013
approximately 28x28x28 in
Neon, building materials (assistance with production and installation)
 
 
Halo illuminates the inherent flaw in man’s attempt to create the perfect by glorifying the faulty or accidental. In transforming the seemingly mundane into something extraordinary, Halo creates a dialogue that questions the value of seeing beauty in the imperfect. The gallery wall is dissolved into a fabricated and premeditated architectural blemish, while a neon light (a halo) reveals and glorifies its hackneyed and artificial making.
 
   -graduate level

 
 
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MATTHEW EATON

San Jose State University
San Jose, California
 
Ray Gun
 
2013
14x6½ in
Blown glass
 
 
My Ray Gun Series explores both the inner child, and is a technical exercise in glass. By combining traditional Venetian glass working techniques and sculptural elements a formal and functional work of art is born. Not only are these Ray Guns designed for viewing, I encourage people to pick them up, hold them in their hand and participate in mock Ray Gun play.
 
-undergraduate level

 
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RACHAEL ERICKSON

Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Carbondale, Illinois
 
Avatar *
 
2013
27x12x5 in
Blown, laminated and sandblasted glass, enamel paint
 
 
My body of work is an investigation into the ways in which technologies rapid progression is affecting us as human beings. It is a physical recognition we are changing, and an examination of the manifestations of those changes. Our technological advances enable us to play a role now much closer to God`s. So the question becomes-Who are we? What do we want to be? Who do we wish to become? The avatar is up to you.
 
 
-graduate level

 
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JEAN FERNANDES
University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, Texas
 
Untitled **
 
2012
18x12x7 in
Kilnformed and hot sculpted glass
 
 
My work is about the interaction of positive and negative space. I’m intrigued by how they contrast and define one another. This piece in particular is an exploration of how a small amount of material can define a larger space so much that the space becomes more of a material than the material itself. Glass particles were used with a mixture of binders that allowed for the creation of a glass matrix within each of the strands after the binder was burned away. The layers were then assembled and then fused together to create
a structure that references the microscopic glass matrix on a larger
scale. The clear glass was created as a measurement device as well
as an observation tool, where the weight of the clear is roughly equal
to the weight of the black glass and the magnification allows the
viewer to observe the texture of the glass matrix within the strands
of black glass.
 
-graduate level

 
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ROBERT FLOWERS

The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
 
If You Only Knew...
 
2013
4x18x18 in
Glass, wood, paper, steel
 
 
With this work I wanted to introduce text to my process and way of thinking.  I wanted to engage viewers by allowing them to see their name and nothing else.  The piece was hand cranked to allow viewers to interact with the work.  I am interested in thinking about text as symbols and then distorting them beyond recognition, making any real understanding of the work somewhat subversive and esoteric.
 
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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AINSLEY FRANCIS

Edinburgh College of Art
Edinburgh, SCOTLAND
 
On My Mind
 
2013
2.8x13x13 cm
Painted, fused and engraved glass, wood, EL light
 
 
I am attracted to the idea of exposing that which is hidden, the thoughts and emotions that we keep below the surface. The things we hide and how we do it. I am quite interested in traditional portrait engraving, because the people are so often portrayed as so serene and emotionless. They are sometimes identified by the trappings of office, but so rarely to the engravings portray any sense of personality. I am interested in playing with this, keeping the portraits still and anonymous, while exposing the fleeting thoughts that aren't shown.
 
 
-graduate level
 
 
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KYLE FRICKE

Alfred University
Alfred, New York
 
Gridlock
 
2013
7x7x2 ft
Blown and cast glass, steel, wood, sand
 
 
I’m a contemporary sculptor working with glass design focused on surface and form. Kyle’s work concentrates on the idea of “Play” of material in combination with working at a large/monumental scale. Glass is material in which has its own memory, working with glass from a molten state into an annealed solid material. All of the artist’s motions and sculpting in the hot state are evident when the glass is cooled down leaving a story of how the piece was made. Kyle’s work attempts to catch the viscosity of glass showing the bending, poking, and pulling of the material showing the hot glass characteristics to the solid state of glass. Play of the material allows its audience to interact with the artwork giving them their own individual connection to the work. Glass shows depth with transparency as well as carries light throughout the material. “I believe clean aesthetics in combination with a complexity through out the artworks space brings most people a sense of intrigue”.
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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MAURA FULLER

Sydney College of the Arts
Sydney, NSW, AUSTRALIA
 
Challenge
 
2013
each 2x¾x¾ in
Flameworked borosilicate glass and water
 
 
I threw Challenge violently against a wall, the forms clashing and falling into water. Some floated regardless of holes, others cracked and filled with water, while still more shattered. Playing off the unpredictability of chance, Challenge gives a strong visualization of the state of my artistic evolution. Like life, my piece becomes stronger by eliminating the weaknesses of a static whole and diversifying into strength.
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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AMÉLIE GIRARD
Espace Verre
Montreal, QC, CANADA
 
Leaving the Garden of Eden *
 
2013
300x10x8 cm
Cast glass, dyed raffia, wool
 
 
My work is and exploration of the poetry of everyday life.  I find inspiration in the most simple things – all those things around us that we barely notice anymore and which, yet, withhold great beauty.  I use glass to capture and cast light on that beauty, hence giving everyday objects a sculptural dimension and pulling them away from anonymity.  For beauty, to me, speaks of the very essence of the world.
 
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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KARLYE GOLUB
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio
 
Cygnus Loop **
 
2013
10x10 ft
Kiln formed, blown, cold cut, fused murrini glass
 
 
My work is composed of intricate and complex kiln formed murrini patterns.  I am creating nebulous forms reflecting tiny universes expanding and collapsing, thus allowing me to construct a unique composition each time.
 
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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CHRISTOPHER GRAY
University of Wisconsin - River Falls
River Falls, Wisconsin
 
Chainsaw *
 
2013
18x6x5 in
Blown glass, steel
 
 
I have always enjoyed working with all kinds of tools.  The thing I enjoy the most is the inherent danger involved when working with power tools.  The same goes with blowing glass it’s hot dirty and can be dangerous, “Chainsaw” is me combining my love for blowing glass and revving it up.
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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GABRIEL GREENLAW
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York
 
A Drop of Light
 
2013
78x48x13 in
Blown glass, steel
 
 
When light interacts with glass and ripples throughout the material, scattering in unpredictable ways, it recalls the moment a droplet hits a body of water. This piece speaks to that disruption of surface tension, capturing the movement and energy of the moment. A drop of light breaking the calmness, splashing light in every direction sending reflections rippling across the surface. I hope to be able to capture this small moment of wonder for the viewer, a moment we are rarely fortunate enough to witness.
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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JESSE GUNTHER
National College of Art & Design
Dublin, IRELAND
 
Odonata Head
 
2013
15x12x12 cm
Blown, cut and polished glass
 
 
This piece is part of a series of one off biomorphic sculptures. These forms were developed from a study of underwater sea creatures and insects with a particular focus on the bulbous facet eyes; the structured wings and the translucent body of the dragonfly.
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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AEJIN HA
Kookmin University
Seoul, SOUTH KOREA
 
Caged
 
2012
45x15x10 cm
Fused glass
 
 
A matter of primary concern of mine is color, line, clarity, duplication of glass. This means me who caged by these elements.
 
-graduate level
 
 
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BRITTANY HAMLIN
College for Creative Studies
Detroit, Michigan
 
Jewel of the Sea *
 
2012
30x15x6 in
Fused glass, silver, enamel, steel
 
 
Using microscopic organisms as inspiration, fused glass murrini, along with color and pattern convey what it might feel like to view the microbial world in fluid motion. Presented on giant glass slides, the molecular world is magnified, reflecting the multiple societies that live within our universe.
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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KATRINA HANXLEDEN
California State University - Fullerton
Fullerton, California
 
Rainbow Falls
 
2012
25x36x7½ in
Leaded stained glass, wood
 
 
I grew up with artists on both sides of my family. One grandpa was a painter and the other a glass artist. As I keep growing in art, I find both glass and paint runneth in my veins. I am also a product of the Disney generation, which is another influence on my love of art. The first movie I remember seeing in the theater was Beauty and the Beast. I was entranced from the very first scene with the waterfall, castle, and of course…the stained glass. Nature, family, and fantasy, greatly influence my passion for art. I am always excited to discover new media
and techniques, including graphite, pen and ink, marker, paint, 3D art
and glass. (edited)
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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JEFFREY HEATH
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
 
Supply and Demand
 
2012
14½x11½x20 in
Flameworked glass, fabricated metal
 
 
Being raised in a state of growing urbanization, I find it nearly impossible to escape issues like social class, population, energy crisis, and the growing scarcity of natural resources. While this world bares a weight on my shoulders, I use art as a way to escape these feelings of societal guilt while bringing the issues I find in my life to light. My intent is to physically and mentally express myself through the process of art making, while making a commentary on society and the lifestyle that comes with urban life.
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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SARA CHAN HO YAN
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong, HONG KONG
 
Bonded
 
2012
30x30x3 cm
Pâte de verre glass
 
 

I immersed it in water with my hands, filled with water.
I arose it in air with my hands, dripped with water drops.

Oh, water silently sneaking through the holes…

Where were the bonds?

We were bonded since we were born to exist and created bonds when we met. Time shifts the bonds, tearing apart from origin bit by bit. Ultimately, we question ourselves that were those bonds ever existed?
Or is it just a nature of human being that being ignorance?
 
-undergraduate level

 
 
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ROBIN HOERTH
College of Mount St Joseph
Cincinatti, Ohio
 
Time Does Not Change All
 
2013
18x8x8 in
Blown, sculpted and cast glass, neon
 
 
I use recognizable creatures and objects to create a narrative. By using the information connected to the objects I create a profound dialogue between complex compositions. I welcome the flexibility and challenging nature of the glass as well as its ability to harness the beauty of light. By reflecting upon my own life and learning from the relationships in my family I am able to compose exultant sculptures. By working towards a consistent dialogue and connections to the past and future I am welcoming reflection as I create glass objects.
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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NARRAE KANG
Kookmin University
Seoul, SOUTH KOREA
 
Curiosity
 
2012
20x45x2 cm
Cast bottle glass
 
 
Through my work, I really want to say that the art is not a weighty and serious thing but rather it is just around myself. I am inspired by my daily life. This work, the title of which is “Curiosity,” is also motivated by one piece of my life. This is the scene of me and my cats that always wonder at the outside and are eager to look out the window. I am relaxed when I am in my place that is familiar and has a cozy atmosphere. I hope people also feel the comfortable feeling by my work.
 
-graduate level
 
 
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BEN KARON
College for Creative Studies
Detroit, Michigan
 
Set in Stone
 
2013
27x20x7 in
Cast glass, steel
 
 
Like People, the crystals emerge, shaped by the self-imposed stone.
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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NAMDOO KIM
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York
 
Way to go! Dude! **
 
2012
15x9x2 in
Flameworked glass with mixed media
 
 
I am trying to criticize today’s society through my art works. Lacking individuality and quality of character, creating a whole society of people who are easily replaceable and hold little value, just like mass produced plastic toys.
 
-graduate level
 
 
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SE YEONG KIM
Kookmin University
Seoul, SOUTH KOREA
 
Caught in a Bloody Net of Thoughts
 
2013
22x21x22 cm
Blown and coldworked glass
 
 
I work primarily as a glass blower. Imagination plays a central part in the creation of my pieces. My personal life experiences serve as a catalyst and muse for my imagination, giving me visual fuel to create forms and images in my head that do not exist in reality. What I strive to do is actualize these imaginings into tangible form in glass.
 
-graduate level
 
 
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SOO RYUNG KIM
Kookmin University
Seoul, SOUTH KOREA
 
The Unknown
 
2012
30x50x45 cm
Blown glass
 
 
Like Demian’s phrases, “A bird comes out by breaking an egg. The egg is the world. The one who will be born should break the world,” I dream my own new world.
 
-graduate level
 
 

LEAH KUDEL
Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, Rhode Island
 
VIDEO - 16mm Optical Appropriation
 
2013
2:08 Minutes
 
My artistic practice is a continual search to understand the world around me. Connections, relationships, and community are subjects that contribute to a larger study that focuses on interactions between people, objects, and technology.
 
-undergraduate level
 

 
 
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SHEILA LABATT
Royal College of Art
London, UNITED KINGDOM
 
Krakatoa *
 
2012
23x19x8 cm
Cast lead crystal glass
 
 
My work is inspired by an intensive 15-year immersion in Korean and Chinese culture, during which time I developed a passion for calligraphy and ink painting and learned to cast glass.  My current project explores the idea of ‘Glass as Ink’ and seeks to imbue cast glass with a gestural and apparently spontaneous ink aesthetic, evoking Chinese traditional and contemporary ink painting and calligraphy, in the third dimension.
 
-graduate level
 
 
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MEREDITH LOPEZ
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York
 
The Promise **
 
2013
32x22x15 in
Kiln formed, flameworked and fused glass
 
 
My ideas derive from exploration of who I am as a person, and what I value. Ideas are often a projection of aspects of my life: desires, reactions, and emotions. When I stray from personal experiences, I find myself exploring my ethical interests, delving deep into research on endangered animals and elusive creatures. Ideas are further transformed through “happy accidents”. My design process is an ever-evolving development of meaning and material fueled by my love of creativity.
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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NELLI LORCH
Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design
Jerusalem, ISRAEL
 
Burst *
 
2012
27x40x30 cm
Hot mold blown glass
 
 
This piece was created by blowing layers of colored glass into a hot mold and breaking it while continuously blowing. The resulting effect is of my face bursting from the inside. It refers to a common feeling of trying to contain something within oneself, and the way it might tear you up inside.
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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KAREN MAHARDY
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York
 
Long Rolling Wave *
 
2013
7x10x32 in
Kilnformed glass
 
 
I am interested in a consciousness of space, not in the sense of an enclosed three-dimensional entity, but rather the simultaneous awareness of form and non-form deriving from an intensification of attention. In my work I explore capturing the essence and energy of a specific place or experience. I do this by focusing on the point where the work I am creating is in a state of becoming and contains action, as if movement were frozen in time. I don’t think in terms of decoration, but in terms of clarity, a kind that may be achieved through omission or exclusion of the non-essential.
 
-graduate level
 
 
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CHARLES MANION
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
 
Commemorative Vessels
 
2013
each 9x2¼x in
34 Beer bottles; sandblasted, spraypainted, marked with sharpie
 
 
This work is the first in an ongoing effort to systematize and sell the present moment (which has already passed). Each bottle is worth one dollar ($1) and there are only 34 in the world. Get yours!
 
-unkown level
 
 
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DAVID MARTIN
Alberta College of Art and Design
Calgary, AB, CANADA
 
Water Grenade
 
2012
6x3x4 in
Water within blown glass form
 
 
My work begins with the idea of balance within a space. Not only a physical balance, but a mental balance as well. I am fascinated with my surroundings and how I collaborate with the environment I place myself within. The act of moving through space while making observations is truly an achievement of mindless balance. By combining water and clear glass in many of my pieces, I show how the optics of glass and water appear to make a solid form that is optically different than a completely solid piece of clear glass.
 
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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MAGGIE MCCAIN
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, Hawaii
 
Passenger Cloud 1 *
 
2012
9x6x4 in
High fire enamel, blown glass, steel (assistance with welding and forging steel)
 
 
Clouds present one of the biggest obstacles for climate change prediction science today. Scientists do not yet know the explicit function of clouds and their effect on climate conditions.  Maggie McCain’s PhD. research involves using several climate predictions, and as long as these predictions are filled with gaps, so is her research.  The passenger cloud series is inspired by the rail systems of her hometown and has grown to include many other forms of travel, including airships and submarines, and the clouds that confound her research.
 
 
-graduate level
 
 
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FAHAN MCDONAGH
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York
 
Lift
 
2012
9x11x21 in
Bullseye glass; Pâte de verre

 
Life is a series of experiences, a sequence of time—shared. Time is transience clarified by a pin drop on a moment. As I assimilate time, nature discloses the interconnectedness of all things. Through acute observation and intuitive response to these connections, I record memories and translate them in space. This liminal space reveals a bit of magic; nothingness with purpose, a platform for communal transcendence, a place of aesthetic oneness. Fragility and transparency are unique qualities of glass that visually interpret the experience of light and shadow, ephemeral space and the temporality of nature.
 
-graduate level
 
 
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MEADHBH MCLLGORM
National College of Art and Design
Dublin, IRELAND
 
Intangible Object (Stratus Cloud)
 
2013
17x64x33 cm
Kilnformed and flameworked glass, light, shadown
 
 
My work explores the notion of tangible and intangible by presenting delicate glass structures, drawn from an exploration of cloud forms and weather systems. The finished abstract objects possess a sense of potential movement as well as an apparent weightlessness from their loose line construction. The element of light is integral to my work - the shadows and reflections generated by the action of light on the glass surface create an ephemeral dimension, making the completed work a combination of both tangible glass object and intangible light.
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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SAMUEL MEKETON
Tennessee Tech University
Smithville, Tennessee
 
Chinese Inspired Vessels
 
2012
varies - Average 17x6x6 in
Blown glass
 
 
I have been interested in the way different cultures using different mediums have created unique historical vessels. More recently I’ve found myself obsessed with trying to replicate (in glass) some of the more complicated archetype forms found traditionally in clay. I call this particular grouping of my work my “Chinese Inspired Vessels” all of these pieces are created in opaque black glass partially to show the viewer the beauty of silhouettes of these pieces but also because there is something very simple and elegant when you choose just the right tone of black glass.
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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KAILA MOCK
Emporia State University
Emporia, Kansas
 
Sweet Sixteen **
 
2013
6x6x3 ft
Blown glass, school desk
 
 
The work I make, whether in glass, sculpture, photography or mixed media, often deals with highly personal and sometimes deeply distressing subject matter, I find that the act of making can be cathartic.  My working process is methodical, disciplined, repetitive and logical, which is my attempt to impose order on the chaos, on the anguish, on the suffering, on the sorrow that frequently characterize my content. While my work derives from personal experiences, private emotions and a position of profound interiority, I try to create pieces that hover between the obvious and the ambiguous, between the private and the public, between the abject and the aesthetic.
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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ANGELINA MONEIR
Columbus College of Art & Design
Columbus, Ohio
 
Khelack Ezzaz
 
2013
largest 8x12x8 in
Glass
 
 
This sculptural blown form is displayed in a sculptural based Thesis installation that investigates the divide between modern day industrialized society and the natural world. The move to a consumerist and materialist driven society has negatively impacted what is found to be worthy of value or respect. This idea is manifested through the invasion of fungi throughout the space acting as both mycorrhizal partner and parasite. Because of the way that fungus is able to aid in decomposition, it also allows for new growth.
 
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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TONIA MORENO
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, Hawaii
 
Trinket from a Sea Maiden
 
2012
7x7¼x2¼ in
Sand cast glass, copper wire, coral, palm fiber
 
 
Different forms, shapes, and textures found in nature, are inspirations that fuel my passion in working with glass. My work has grown, and developed in many new ways. Trinket from a Sea Maiden was inspired by my fascination in working with materials that can either be burned away or become encapsulated within the glass. The transformation that this piece has encountered continues to gradually change. This approach has sparked a new abundance of possibilities for my own personal growth and the progression of my work to reach new levels.
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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JAMIE MORROW
Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois
 
The Innocent
 
2012
2.5x22x22 in
Glass, wood; Kiln casting (photoshop used to enhance clarity of glass in photo)

 
My passion for glass art stems from my interest in the qualities of light. My sculptures usually deal with the fragility of life, and I have found that glass is the most appropriate medium to express this ephemerality. I utilize the lost wax casting process in order to make work that has been sculpted directly by my hand, yet ultimately becomes a solid glass sculpture. Glass has the ability to transcend and reflect in a way that no other medium can, and it is this inherent ability that has drawn me to become a glass artist.
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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JESSE NELSON
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York
 
Sublime Casualty
 
2013
40x34x34 in
Cast glass cane, found and altered object, oil paint, charcoal
 
 
I’m interested in the research of contemporary conflicts, and cultural issues that surround them, and specifically their relevance in a historical context. With that in mind, I'm hoping to expose a new appreciation for the human figure, using its relation to found objects, and glass as a metaphorical sculptural material. My hope is the subject matter monumentalizes, and memorializes as well as contrasts the ugly and beautiful to help us understand our feelings about current world issues and conflicts.
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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AYA OKI
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York
 
Plump Cheeks *
 
2012
30x40x8 in
Blown glass, rubber, thread
 
 
I want to express all of the qualities that make glass a unique medium.  Every day we see glass objects but when used in art, glass becomes impressive and full of possibilities.  Glass has always responded well to my creativity.  Each time I work with glass it is like having an exciting conversation with a good friend and I am passionate to share that with my audience.
 
-graduate level
 
 
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DAWN PASSINEAU
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
 
Completion
 
2013
15x17x25 in
Blown and fused glass, rubber, mixed media
 
 
My work is greatly influenced by the concepts of birth, sickness, and death and their accompanying hardships. During those challenging times, one needs a "comfort." Whether it is another individual, the touch of a hand, an embrace, or a warm blanket, one needs something in order to heal, to realize that one can't heal, or to let go and move on to the next existence. As I create my pieces, I think of comfort, warmth, cradling, soft baby skin, old loose skin, suffering, touching, stretching out, and letting go. Even if only for a brief moment, I want the viewer to feel comfort, contentment, peace, and release.
 
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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NEAL PAUSTIAN
University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, Texas
 
Waterfall
 
2013
20x18x6 in
Ladle cast glass, steel
 
 
The implied imagery of glass frozen in time, representing water, has been a constant in my recent work.  I am recreating the image of water flowing from one place to another.  I use heat, gravity, and time to manipulate masses of cast glass water meters composed inside a kiln.  The result is sculpture that defies gravity and speaks about the municipality of water.  The details of the water meter castings drip away leaving some areas unrecognizable as the forms they originated as.  I choose to use standard plumbing pipes to aid in the display and composition of these pieces.
 
 
-graduate level
 
 
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PEDRO MIGUEL REBELO DA PALMA
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Vicarte
Lisbon, PORTUGAL
 
Untitled
 
2012
51x51x12 cm
Slumped float glass, bread
 
 
This work transmits the unification of two perspectives. Purity and life reflected from a different point of view. Bread history, culture, respect, female shape, uterus, existence, renovation, levity, adaptation, duality. All these elements together coexisting in a common place to talk about life and death.
 
-graduate level
 
 
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LAURA REED
Edinburgh College of Art
Edinburgh, SCOTLAND
 
Conceal
 
2013
58x30x16 cm
Blown glass
 
 
My work is an exploration of the cruelty of process. Exploring traditional ideals associated with studio glass making. My pieces are drained in colour, pulled stretched and distressed. Coming from a traditional studio background, i have deliberately Broken my own rules and challenged my chain of thought. Confronting what is considered to be bad practice for a glass blower. Creating symmetrical forms then distorting them by adding organic mounds of molten glass. Deliberately using colour in an infectious way to create bruising and discoloured patches. With blobmorphic, curved, living forms, the pieces are a juxtaposition struggling between cruelty and seduction.
 
-graduate level
 
 
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JON REES
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York
 
City Structure
 
2012
4½x4¾x4 in
Cast glass
 
 
Memorable places within a city grid are linked through the converging structure in the center of the piece. When viewed through the open face, the structure is solid, however, when viewed from above the structure is void.
 
 
-graduate level
 
 
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AMY RITTER
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
 
You Know, When You Put the Thing Inside the Thing
 
2013
Dimensions variable; installation
Glass, lard, wood
 
 
Creating discomfort that can linger within the viewers changes their state of mind and pushes them outside their comfort zone. When viewer becomes estranged from the body it leads them to a new way of experiencing and evaluating their own volumes and spaces.  The lower body as the location where my work begins is a place of life, death, and messiness. Through the use of women’s jeans as a mold material I’m finding ways of viewing this location from an objective standpoint where I can begin to deal with the issues that exist down below.
 
-graduate level
 
 
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A.B. RUSHING
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, SCOTLAND
 
Mementos
 
2013
90x110x102 cm
Flameworked, hot sculpted and acid etched glass, water
 
 
My current work focuses on change. Water is the catalyst which flows over the glass, changing it from one shape to another and then another. Here, the skulls transform into rocks, which as they are broken down give way to tiny vines creeping into the light. In the same way, anyone who has read old journals has seen their how these fixed moments of memory are changed as time washes over them, growing and re-emerging as something new.
 
-graduate level
 
 
 
BIAGIO SCARPELLO
San Jose State University
San Jose, California
 
VIDEO - Convey *
 
2013
40x75x18 in
Industrial conveyor system and solid sculpted hot glass
 
I am a process based interdisciplinary artist with works that are truthfully sincere, but simultaneously tongue in cheek. Recently I’ve been working with kinetics, glass, sound, and prefabricated objects to create works that examine psychological states including reliance, perseverance, efficiency, and futility. I use glass as a means of assigning tension and allure to installations, while repurposed industrial hardware create a context of questionable purpose. These precarious situations are playfully suspenseful with an endearing ability to challenge preconceived notions of art, functionality, and production.
 
-graduate level
 
 
 
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KELSIE SELCH
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana
 
Nothing Lasts Forever
 
2013
3.4x2 ft
Enamel on sheet glass

 
I have always had a love for drawing and painting. When I happened upon glass, I fell in love with it. Being able to combine my love for drawing and painting with my newly found passion of working with glass has brought me to new experiences and allows me to experiment with the mediums I care so much about.
 
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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JOSEPH SIRCOULOMB
Emporia State University
Emporia, Kansas
 
Two Spirit *
 
2013
6x14x2½ in
Kiln cast lead crystal, plaster/silica mold
 
 
My work deals with esoteric teachings from ancient cultures and addresses topics related to gender/sexual minorities. It is my belief that modern society has forgotten many of the mystic aspects of sexuality; a topic which I find personally relevant. The piece “Two Spirit” is about the Native American belief that homosexuals have two spirits in one body. The presence of a feminine spirit, in combination with the earthly masculine, allowed the man to see into the spirit world. This piece also addresses the concept of empty thought that is found in shamanic and mystic traditions around the world.
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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JULIE SITTLER
Vermont College of Fine Arts
Montpelier, Vermont
 
Unclear (Nuclear) *
 
2013
40x36x36 in
Silk-screened glass, kiln cast houses on machine stitched, coffee-dyed subdivision tablecloth with hand stitched planes and battleship
 
 
How does one protect oneself from a possible nuclear attack? Do we let the government guide us by having us build unrealistic shelters using sandbags and hand-cranked fans for protection? Why government’s previous solutions seemed more like game pieces than reality. Was this a sustainable solution for civilization or just silly ideas conceived around the table? Fortunately we never needed to find out, but how can we expect a viable solution for today with a new threat looming out there?
 
 
-graduate level
 
 
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MARGARET SPACAPAN
Tulane University
New Orleans, Louisiana
 
Contained, VI *
 
2013
each 28x23x35 in
Kiln-formed glass, cast concrete
 
 
My current body of work explores formal, geometric, and spatial relationships of industrial objects. I separate the objects from their use and divorce them from their intended function, translating them into glass. I find beauty when something can be separated from the reason it was made and still have impact as an object aesthetically. The objects can be cold and sterile: though, creating interactions within an environment through repetition, or changing the scale or material, allow formal elements to take precedence. Using kiln-formed glass, I explore ways to transform an object, rendering a new mass and volume, and redefining space.
 
-undergraduate level
 
 

MADELINE STEIMLE
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Carbondale, Illinois
 
VIDEO - "You're All I Want for Christmas" Vitreo-Tone Recording ***
 
2013
10x10x0.125 in
Video, cast glass
 
In my work I explore the differences between analog and digital media, as our society takes steps to digitize most of our culture. My series of glass recordings are ephemeral in nature, although stored correctly they could last indefinitely. Not only does the casting process corrupt the data on the recordings, but each time the grooves are traced by the phonograph needle, the music wears away further.   Through the reproduction of media, degradation is inherent in my work.
 
-undergraduate level
 

 
 
 
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JEFFREY STENBOM
University of Wisconsin - River Falls
River Falls, Wisconsin
 
Harlequin's Desire *
 
2012
20x8x3 in
Cast glass
 
 
I believe glass is very much like a person, filled with potential, beauty, and emotion. Glass is so strong but so weak at the same time. Everyday there is a new unknown discovery just waiting to happen. Glass pushes every emotion for me. It is a mental and physical challenge that connects my soul to creativity. The process of creating is a journey for me with endless possibilities.
 
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
 
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TIMOTHY STOVER
Kent State University
Kent, Ohio
 
Ruins *
 
2013
32x10x5 in
Cast, hand polished and assembled glass
 
 
The phrase “broken glass” carries with it a negative connotation.  As children, we are taught that glass is fragile, and if it’s broken, it can be dangerous.  Immediately, we grab the dustpan and sweep it up, yet we are so afraid of the pieces that we generally do not stop to see the shimmering iridescent beauty that occurs.  The breaks undulate and refract light in ways that cannot be duplicated by hand or machine.  Ruins explores the dichotomy between the imperfections of the fragments and the beauty that is achieved by restoring them.
 
 
-graduate level
 
 

SABINA RAI STUMBERGER
Royal College of Art
London, UNITED KINGDOM
 
VIDEO - True White
 
2013
Installation space; 4.5x4.5 m
Glass and video projection
 
The work is inspired by the observations of over scaled industrial architecture, contemporary urban living and human creativity, support and cooperation. While I search for humanity in these seemingly alienating places and spaces I am looking at how as individuals we place ourselves within the environments we are creating. Within that my main concern here was a question of connection and separation.  Human beings are constantly in flux. By using the language of symbols I am writing a narrative of that experience. The movement here is making the shape, which is making the thought, which is creating a feeling.
 
-graduate level
 
CLICK ON LINK TO WATCH THE VIDEO http://vimeo.com/66300245
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WOO RHI SUH
Kookmin University
Seoul, SOUTH KOREA
 
It Tells Me
 
2013
180x90x10 cm
Mold blown and mirrorized glass
 
 
Reminiscing youth, time spent with nature, reaching out inner memories is what I hope to achieve, using glass as medium for visualization. Recalling the moment of my own childhood memories, I saw myself reflected in the shimmering water of the lake. Those faded faint memories tell me again. Makes me happy just remembering. One memory adds to another and creates another big crystal clear lake. Through my work and as an artist, I aim to reach out to the viewers and share the feelings that crystal lake varies upon the places.
 
-graduate level
 
 
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REBECCA SZPARAGOWSKI
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio
 
Relationships *
 
2013
4½x17x17 in
Cast and blown glass, nickel silver. Photo by Keith Meiser.
 
 
Relationships are complicated. These castings are a frozen snapshot in time only beginning to touch upon the beauty and complexity of our relationships we have with one another. While there is beauty in the weapon, there remain an inert potential for harm.
 
 
-undergraduate level
 
 

ERIN TAYLOR
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Carbondale, Illinois
 
VIDEO - Cellam Divisio Alchemia *
 
2013
Glass, forged iron, video projection
 
My work is an examination of our understanding of the scientific world. Scientific discoveries have done much to improve our lives over the past five hundred years. Along with the accelerating pace of scientific discoveries comes confusion and a great disconnect with our daily reality. By exploring the origins of science I hope to make tangible connections to the complex issues of our time.
 
-graduate level
 
 
 
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STEFANIA URIST
Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, Rhode Island
 
Fragile Comfort
 
2013
60x45x25 in
Slumped sheet glass
 
 
Fragile Comfort is one sculpture in a series of pieces that are involved in a concept I call the “in-between.” This piece is a glass “knit” blanket that is slumped over the form of two lovers spooning. The “in-between” is the small physical space between lovers and the vast distance between people when they are part. This intangible and ethereal space in relationships is captured in my sculptures. I show the physical, but impalpable, area by displaying the void of an intimate embrace. This sculpture captures the fleeting moments of physical contact and growth while pointing to the fragility of relationships.
 
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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RACHEL VANLIERE
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia
 
Cellulite
 
2013
3x6x6 in
Cast glass, iron
 
 
I am interested in exhibiting the relationships that exist between bodies in the world. The interactive space where one meets another is a charged space. Each time a body relates with another, culture is born, out of which grows a new language. I want my work to exist as the visual lexicon of these emergent cultures.
 
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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SARAH VAUGHN
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York
 
House of Cards IX *
 
2012
4½x4½x16 in
Kiln formed glass powders
 
 
I try to make work that conveys emotional reactions to an audience while maintaining distance from the actual events that take place in life.
 
 
-graduate level
 
 
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ROBYN WEATHERLEY
Tyler School of Art
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Flutter
 
2013
3x34x92 in
Blown glass shards, mixed media
 
 
Our interactions with the world are affected by and reflected through spatial memories, many of which exist as unseen layers of residue and personal history imprinted upon the spaces we inhabit. My work addresses ideas of human perceptual experience, memory and rationality in relation to these elusive and often invisible leftovers. Through working in glass, video, and mixed media, I explore the physical and emotional vestiges that we subconsciously cast off throughout our everyday existence and their influence on how we perceive our surroundings.
 
 
-graduate level
 
 
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ELIZABETH WESTON
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
 
Codependence
 
2013
24x22 in
Blown glass, metal
 
 
The coming together of two personalities causes an action and a reaction. A relationship can span from three seconds to a lifetime. This happens between humans every second of everyday- leaving an imprint that lasts. My glass sculptures interact with one another and are metaphors for interpersonal relationships. Close examination of the physical and expressive way the total being reacts to different sorts of relationships was inspiration for this study. The organs in my work represent a hidden part of the human that is essential to the function and well being, just as our thoughts and emotions are hidden yet vital.
 
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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ALEXI WIDOFF
School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Boston, Massachusetts
 
C: Sea, Sea
 
2012
14x17 in
Glass, lead solder
 
 
I am a BFA candidate at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Focusing in glass sculpture, my artistic background began with ceramics and photography. Incorporating the beauty of the natural environment into her work, I create pieces using sustainable and recyclable materials. Growing up between Boston, Massachusetts and Jamestown, Rhode Island, my deep connection to the sea is displayed through both my fine art and my passion for creating work exploring the natural environment. 
 
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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JACQUELINE WINTER
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky
 
Sunflower Eclipse
 
2012
12x11x4 in
Blown glass with powder color epoxied to a pane of glass
 
 
WiJ was born in Lexington, KY. She studied ceramics and glass at Centre College and received a Bachelor of Arts in 2012. Further pursuing an education in art, she studied art history at the University of Louisville and received a Bachelor of Arts in 2013. Jacqueline’s art focuses on the beauty of nature with an uplifting and overwhelming presence. In the past year her work has turned to her dreams as a source for her inspiration. By looking into the meanings of her dreams she feels she can connect to people in a meaningful but whimsical way.
 
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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AMANDA WOOD
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
 
Is it My Nature to Feel This Way?
 
2012
8½x7½x7½ in
Metal, fused Bullseye glass, light
 
 
I am a simple woman with a restless soul.
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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BING QING XU
Shanghai Institute of Visual Art
Shanghai, CHINA
 
Begin
 
2013
17x22x1½ cm
Kiln-formed glass
 
 
When the age ruled by high-technology inch by inch, whether we realize the change on ourselves. I perceive I have changed a lot of habits in my life due to IPAD. So I designed this series of glass art opuses to express my point of view. 
 
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
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NAO YAMAMOTO
California State University - San Bernardino
San Bernardino, California
 
Ripples *
 
2013
each 32x17½x17½ cm
Blown, fused and glued glass
 
 
I graduated from Tama Art University, department of ceramics, glass, and metal in 2011, specializing in glass art. I am currently enrolled in the Masters of Fine Arts program at California State University, San Bernardino. I make organic abstract objects that are inspired by the simple beauty of glass. Glass is the most beautiful material for me. I investigate ways to emphasize the attraction of glass.
 
 
-graduate level
 
 
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TOM ZOGAS
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York
 
Personal Microalgae Production Units ***
 
2012
Largest 14x6x5 in
Blown glass, water, microalgae, flourescent light
 
 
These vessels are designed to house, culture, and dispense nannochloropsis micro algae.  Micro algae is an organism used for biofuel production, waste water treatment, and health purposes.  The form of these vessels takes inspiration from historical objects, while updating their function to a contemporary one.  The application of a contemporary function to a historical vessel causes more engagement with the viewer, and relates to the modern society that they are a part of.
 
 
-undergraduate level
 
 
 

THANK YOU TO ALL PARTICIPATING STUDENTS!

 
 



Juried Selection Catalogue

View it on issuu.com

2013_COVER_StudentExhibitionCatalogue.jpgThe catalogue features these selected artists chosen from the above International Student Online Exhibition by jurors Ann Mulrooney, Marc Petrovic and Ken Saunders.

***FIRST: Morgan Chivers
***SECOND: Tom Zogas
***THIRD: Madeline Steimle
**HONORABLE MENTIONS: Jean Fernandes - Karlye Golub - Namdoo Kim - Meredith Lopez - Kaila Mock
*ADDITIONAL SELECTED WORKS: Juliana Bolanos-Durman - Maryse Chartrand - Emily Craddock - Linda Diec - Rachael Erickson - Amelie Girard - Christopher Gray - Brittany Hamlin - Sheila Labatt - Nelli Lorch - Karen Mahardy - Maggie McCain - Aya Oki - Biagio Scarpello - Joseph Sircoulomb - Julie Sittler - Margaret Spacapan - Jeffrey Stenbom - Timothy Stover - Rebecca Szparagowski - Erin Taylor - Sarah Vaughn - Nao Yamamoto

 

Jurors for the Digital Catalogue

The Glass Art Society would like to thank the jurors for generously donating their time and expertise.

Ann Mulrooney

 
Ann Mulrooney studied in the Crawford College of Art, Cork, Ireland and the Royal College of Art, London, UK, where she graduated in 2003 wtih an MA in Sculpture. She exhibited widely in the UK and Ireland and her work is held in numerous public and private collections. She has received numerous awards, including the Cicilitira Prize for Sculpture (RCA, UK, 2002), the Deutsche Bank Pyramid Award for Fine Art (UK, 2003) and the Arts Council of Ireland (Irl 2006). She worked as a freelance curator in Ireland and the UK before joining the Crafts Council of Ireland in 2008 to run the critically-acclaimed National Craft Gallery, based in Kilkenny, Ireland. Through exhibition and touring programmes, the gallery explores Irish and international craft and design in the context of historical and contemporary material culture. She is an External Examiner for BA and MA ceramics, glass and metals programmes in the National College of Art and Design (Irl), and is a frequent contributor to cultural publications and programmes, including The View (RTE television, Irl), Ceramics; Art and Perception (USA) and the Irish Arts Review (Irl).

Marc Petrovic

 
Marc Petrovic graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1991. He was the recipient of the top Agnes Gund Memorial scholarship. Marc works out of his private studio that he shares with his wife Kari Russell-Pool near their home in Essex, Connecticut. They have two wonderful children, Phoebe and Kay, and two above average dogs, Pixie and Roux. I strive to be an artist first and a hot glass sculptor second. Although I primarily work with glass, a material most commonly viewed as a craft material, I strive to make content driven work that stresses the idea at its core rather than the seductive material it is made from. Glass is a fantastic material to create work with. Once you get past the expansive technical difficulties of working with this material, it offers the creator almost endless possibilities for form, color, and content.

 

Ken Saunders

 
The Ken Saunders Gallery was inaugurated in August 2009 after twenty years as the Marx and Marx-Saunders Galleries. Ken Saunders joined the gallery in 1995 and in 2010 continues to be an enthusiastic and vigorous advocate for the Studio Glass Movement. The gallery exhibits sculptural works by the most innovative artists working with glass in the world. Located in the heart of Chicago's River North Art District since 1995, the gallery was renovated in 2009 to ensure the best possible display of the ambitious artworks the artists create. The gallery is proud to have mounted significant exhibitions for many of the most distinguished artists from the Studio Glass Movement. A commitment to documenting every show the gallery mounts has lead to an archive of exhibition catalogues that traces the evolution of the movement.
 
 
 
 
 

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