We're EXCITED to announce our return the New Edward Gallery 352-8th Ave N.E. MAY 19-28th, 2016. We are setting up to have a little fun!! On top of doing live demonstrations for folks like you, we are also hosting a Bachelorette Party for a beautiful bride to be and her closet allies.
Within the 10 days we are looking to try some new glass blown shapes and vessels to test our own ability. If this is something that interested you, please come by and check out our new designs. We are also offering a variety of glass blowing classes for those of you who are keen on trying your own hand at the pipe. Try glass blowing for as little as $30, click here for details. We look forward to seeing you in the crowd.
We are pretty excited to be hosting 4 different youth summer camps in July and August 2016. We will be sharing our knowledge of art, science, history and team building with developing young minds through a week long glass blowing camp. Throughout this program students 12-17 year olds will get hands on experience with a variety of glass techniques including glassblowing, glass painting and glass fusion. Each day the students will use their own inspiration and creativity to complete one project.
We have 2 five day camps in July located in the communities of Cranston and New Brighton and 2 five day camps in August located in the communities of Strathcona and Mahogany. please see our events page for more information. We look forward to teaching young bright minds!!
Check out our events page for details, or go directly to our classes page to register!
The origin of this collective is based on our two founder's need to create conceptual work, and develop a mastery of glass blowing. The world of art is very nuanced when it comes to making money through art, where ideas are cultivated independent of market viability. Some concepts need to be expressed to create dialogue with an audience, and the result might not be[ financial security.
The Glass House is taking the same steps as many artists and crafts people before us where we are sharing the whole experience of the artist's process of glass blowing. This endeavor is a challenge because we are making ourselves and some types of work we make a 'product' in order to make a living, the trade up is when we make work based on concepts that look for a dialogue with an audience - that audience might ignore us.
This is the age old dilemma in art, does one make what they believe is important and risk many years living an unstable life, or make market ready products and gain some financial stability, risking lost credibility when we make conceptual work.
We bought a truck!! A huge 26 foot moving truck that very soon will house our hot glass blowing equipment and be the stage for our live glass blowing shows. It is going to be retro fitted with a sliding wall that will become a stage, where we will make glass art from molten glass that 1000+ degree Celsius.
The Glass House Collective is coming, stay tuned for more updates.
With a passion for blowing glass and making fine art, Mandy Patchin and Kai Georg Scholefield have founded the Glass House Fine Art Collective. A company of rogues bent on bringing the drama and intensity of hot glass work to world.
Today, we are born... (and a little melodramatic).