May 14, 2011
Join us Saturday, May 14th, from 7pm-10pm for the opening reception of our featured artists.
Enjoy an evening of live entertainment and artist-inspired hors d’ oeuvres by Russell Jacade Events.
(see the menu at bottom of this page)
I was born in St. Louis, MO, and was originally a ceramic student when I discovered my true passion was in hand blown glass. It felt more natural to create with this soft glass, the pieces come out cleaner. I have now been blowing glass since 1995.
In 2002 I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in glass concentration from California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California. During the course of my training, I have toured the United States exploring glass studios. My experiences range from: Inferno Glass Studio in New Orleans, Louisiana to Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle, Washington. Internationally, I had training in glass blowing in Murano, Italy. It has been my honor to have had the experience of blowing glass with these famous glass blowers: Dante Marioni, Lino Tagliapietra, Philip Baldwin and Monica Guggisberg!
In 2006, I designed and built Slow Burn Glass, a 2300 square ft. glass studio, where I create my work. Here I have excelled in many forms and styles which include the use of clean lines and superior more…
“I was seduced by Nature at an early age. In 1968, when I was 5, my family moved to a small ranch in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. The property was surrounded for miles by forest & orchards. Hiking, climbing, hunting and traveling through the woods to a friend’s was the norm.
In the early 1980’s I began exploring photography in different forms; experimental, landscape, black & white, as well as color photography using a 35 mm SLR. I then focused on B&W with an old Speed Graphic 4×5, press style camera. After converting a bedroom to a dark room, I began processing film and printing B&W myself. In 1985 I shot a bit of color through the 4×5 and found more…
I attempt to engage the viewer in a game: first, to make him/her stop, look and experience an emotion, be it joy, hate or wonder. I want the viewer to feel that same emotion I experienced at the time I created the piece.
But more importantly, I challenge the viewer to find ‘me’ in the works.
By finding the ‘me’ in the works, I am challenging the viewer to find himself/herself; who they are and what are their values. It is the mere engagement, the two-way interaction, that is my primary goal and my gift to both the viewer and to myself.” more…
Red Miso Glazed Beef Skewers on Slow Burn Glass Platter
Ginger-Lemon Grass Chicken and Asian Salad Pouches served with Coconut-Peanut Sauce
Phyllo Cups with Herbed Goat Cheese, Garlic-Tomato Confit and Golden Chives