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Back from Seattle!

… with some new work for the upcoming season arriving daily.

Preston at his exhibition, Raven and the Box of Daylight, with our group!

Our Seattle Glass Tour this March was amazing and inspiring. The five-day tour is an opportunity for an up-close and personal view of artists’ studios and hot shops. This included the Chihuly Boathouse, where we were able to witness two fantastic Macchia pieces being made. At the Glass Museum in Tacoma, Preston Singletary guided us through his exhibition, Raven and the Box of Daylight. The group photo above was taken in the gallery of his ancestors.

Richard Royal in his studio.

Meeting professional artists in person is a very special experience, as these studios are not open to the public. As a collector, making a connection and learning up close and personally about the different processes and techniques enriches the relationship with the art.

David Huchthausen explaining his procedure for cutting, laminating and polishing the glass.

Artists enjoy sharing their time and meeting these enthusiastic glass tourists; there are always great questions and perspectives exchanged.

New work in the studio of Kait Rhoads.

It is what we do as a gallery for our artists, clients, and the gallery… to help foster a better understanding and appreciation for the passion of making and collecting glass art.

Martin Blank sharing a glimpse into his sketch book.

This trip also affords Jim a chance to personally select new work for the gallery for our upcoming busy summer season!

hmmmm…. this will be nice for the gallery! a blue collaboration between John Kiley and Dante Marioni!

At the Tacoma Museum of Art, we met Debora and Benjamin Moore. Debora introduced us to her new installations of large-scale work on display, and we had the opportunity to tour the new Benaroya Wing with the extensive contemporary glass collection.

Debora Moore at the Tacoma Museum of Art with her installation, Arboria.

There are so many creative people involved on the glass blowing teams and in the cold-working shops. On this tour, the artists and studios we visited who we also represent included: Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapietra, Rik Allen, Shelly Muzylowski Allen, Martin Blank, Nancy Callan,  Jason Christian, Benjamin Cobb, Dan Friday, David Huchthausen, Jasen and Karen Willenbrinnk-Johnsen, John Kiley, Dante Marioni, Benjamin Moore, Debora Moore, William Morris Studio, Kelly O’Dell, Ross Richmond, Kait Rhoads, Richard Royal, Preston Singletary, Raven Skyriver, Veruska Vagen, and David Walters.

Benjamin and Debora Moore.
Preston Singletary
Karen and Jasen Willenbrink-Johnsen
Rik Allen
Shelley Muzylowski-Allen
Showroom of Lino Tagliapietra
Ross Richmond

Other venues we visited were: Chihuly Garden and GlassMuseum of Glass Tacoma, The Tacoma Museum of Art, and  Pilchuck School of Glass, where we met the new Director, Chris Taylor.

Pilchuck

These, and 2000 other photos, are taken by one of our travelers, who is also an excellent photographer, Michael Stubblefield.  A big THANK YOU! to Michael and all the excited participants who journeyed on that 5-day tour and had the best time learning about glass, meeting the artists, touring around Seattle and dining on excellent food… and believe it or not, it did not rain!



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