Monthly Archives: March 2011

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Studio Paran

2011-03-02T00:46:56+00:00March 2nd, 2011|Glass|

Studio Paran is the creative endeavor of Richard Jones, who founded the glassworks in 1989 with a commitment to producing hand blown pieces characterized by strong design, skilled craftsmanship, bold use of color and innovative form. Through the years, Richard, a graduate of the Rhode [...]

Nolan Prohaska

2011-03-02T00:46:36+00:00March 2nd, 2011|Glass|

Nolan Prohaska discovered glass through an introductory course at the University of Wisconsin in River Falls. Although he received his degree in horticulture, he has led the life of an artisan for the past decade, working with some of the most accomplished glass artists in [...]

Hot Glass Works

2011-03-02T00:46:11+00:00March 2nd, 2011|Glass|

Hank and Toby Schwartz combine color and emblems in their versatile pressed glass coins that are great as window ornaments, stocking stuffers or package ties. Glass coins were used between the 9th and 15th centuries as a unit of measurement. Their inscriptions referred to the [...]

Boar Glass

2011-03-02T00:44:56+00:00March 2nd, 2011|Glass|

Working collaboratively as Boar Glass, Bengt Hokanson and Trefny Dix create hand blown glass vessels and sculptural pieces at their studio in Durango, CO. The two artists, who have worked together since 1996, share design influences including world textiles, urban graffiti, landscape and undersea life [...]

Josephine Geiger

2011-03-02T00:44:35+00:00March 2nd, 2011|Glass|

Adhering to traditional leaded art glass techniques, Twin Cities artist Josephine Geiger builds marvelous glass works that are structured at the same time as they are free-flowing. Josephine describes her varied inspirations as “mundane as a TV commercial and lofty as the father of Impressionism.” [...]

Brian Western

2011-03-02T00:44:11+00:00March 2nd, 2011|Glass|

Minneapolis artist Brian Western has developed a way to turn empty glass bottles into sculptural jewelry, mobiles and suncatchers using a method he terms “poor-man’s slumping,” in deference to more formal kiln-formed glass techniques. To create his trademark leaf-shaped works, Brian combines three of his [...]

Alan Honn

2011-03-02T00:43:49+00:00March 2nd, 2011|Glass|

Exhilarated by the demands of the process, Alan Honn enjoys meeting the challenges of timing and intuition required to manage fluid hot glass. In the studio, he states, “it’s important to stay in the moment, open to the ever-present opportunity to defy gravity.” He cites [...]

Dick Huss

2011-03-02T00:43:05+00:00March 2nd, 2011|Glass|

For decades, St. Paul’s Dick Huss has been known as one of the most accomplished glass artists in Minnesota, His work is distinguished by his adventurous sense of color – in both translucent and opaque glass – and by the use of metals, primarily gold [...]

Michael Tonder

2011-03-02T00:42:33+00:00March 2nd, 2011|Glass|

Michael Tonder’s innovative glass sculptures evoke the behavior of waters along the North shore of Lake Superior, near his longtime home at Two Harbors, MN. The self-taught artist’s signature material is recycled plate glass. To form his work, he hand-cuts individual elements of each piece [...]

Fred Kaemmer

2011-03-02T00:42:11+00:00March 2nd, 2011|Glass|

St. Paul artist Fred Kaemmer has been creating hand-blown glass pieces for more than a decade. He enjoys forming simple, functional shapes then altering them to create objects of great visual interest and appeal. His combinations of clear and colored glass frit, inside, [...]