San Rafael Valley, AZ ~~ Photo by Bill Haas

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Fused, blown, stained, textured, pressed, crystal, dichroic, slumped, moulded, etched, sculptured or cast -- I love ALL glass artistry. My rig, Second Wind, can find its own way to glass museums, exhibits and installations! Glass art is versatile, it's reflective and luminous, and most often three dimensional. Sometimes it's functional, sometimes whimsical; sometimes it tells a story. Pieces often change colors as one walks around it. And most important of all: somehow wine tastes better when drunk from a glass!!!

And so ... my rig found its way to the Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea, Kentucky for an exciting exhibition of glass that had been "cooked" in a kiln. (Later on, I'll post some photos of pieces from two other guilds, one in Mississippi, and another in West Virginia.) For now, here are some pieces of kiln-formed glass artistry, a not very common process, with unique results.
My favorite, an extraordinary installation by Sungsoo Kim, is called "Cells 0510" in five pieces.