Oct. 17-20, 2019
Celebrate Glass Art

Chihuly Garden and Glass, Visit Seattle and members of the glass art community announced Refract – The Seattle Glass Experience.

Seattle Glassblowing Studio is excited to announce that we will be hosting a series of special events during Refract. Join us during the four-day celebration of Glass Art in Seattle!

Admission is free, but space is limited so please reserve your spot with a ticket. Free Tickets  

Thursday, Oct. 17

SEA | Homegrown Talent

STUDIO GALLERY | Show runs until 11.15.2019

Please join us for the opening of SEA | Homegrown Talent. This exciting show features many of the best artists that call Seattle home. From emerging artists to those well-established, Seattle is rich in glass artists. We are featuring several of the best, including:

SABINA BOEHM • MANU CASTRO • PATRICIA DAVIDSON • JEN ELEK • JANIS MILTENBERGER • KELLY O’DELL • CHRIS SCHUELKE • RAVEN SKYRIVER • PAULA STOKES • YOSHIE SUGO • DANNY WHITE • HUGH WILLA • KAREN WILLENBRINK-JOHNSEN • NAO YAMAMOTO

Artist Demonstration

10am - 1pm

Janis is an extraordinary lampworking artist, who is known for her use of glass as an evocative medium.  Her life size work addresses her audience face to face.  By using familiar objects, she draws the viewer into a world of intricately wrought brambles filled with ideas and imagery.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity to watch a northwest treasure create magic before your eyes.

Admission is free, but space is limited so please reserve your spot with a ticket. Free Tickets  

Demonstrations

1:15pm - 9pm

Seattle Glassblowing Studio is proud to present artists Hugh Willa, Nao Yamamoto, Yoshie Sugo, Manu Castro and Chris Schuelke, all of whom are a huge part of the Studio. The ‘house team’ will be blowing glass all day along with other Studio affiliated artists. Join us for a rollicking good time in the Hotshop!

Admission is free, but space is limited so please reserve your spot with a ticket. Free Tickets  

Art Party

5pm - 9pm

Join us to celebrate the inaugural opening of REFRACT Seattle and the opening of SEA | Homegrown Talent, featuring the amazing talent of Seattle area artists. Many of the featured artists will be on hand to talk about their work and blow glass. This will be a fun night of socializing, music and of course, glassblowing.

Admission is free, but space is limited so please reserve your spot with a ticket. Free Tickets  

Hand-crafted Glass Art

Studio Galleries | 9am - 6pm

The Studio Gallery offers glass artwork by independent artists from the Pacific Northwest and beyond, showcasing the wide variety of technique and styles that the medium of glass offers.


Friday, Oct. 18

Artist Demonstrations

Kelly O’Dell | 9am - 1pm
Raven Skyriver | 1:30pm - 5:30pm

Kelly O’Dell’s work is both profound and whimsical. Kelly was born in Seattle, raised in Hawaii, and now lives in the Pacific Northwest. Her work mainly explores themes of extinction, preservation and human impact on the natural world. Please join us to watch Kelly create her amazing sculptural work.

We are thrilled to host renowned Northwest artist Raven Skyriver. Raven’s sculptures are inspired by the marine ecosystem and are incredibly lifelike. He started blowing glass at the age of 16 and has worked with Lark Dalton and William Morris. Raven’s work is shown nationally and has been exhibited internationally. His focus is in the area of sculpture, and the depiction of marine life is inspired by his island upbringing and informed by the creatures that inhabit this fragile ecosystem.

Admission is free, but space is limited so please reserve your spot with a ticket. Free Tickets  

Hand-crafted Glass Art

Studio Galleries | 9am - 6pm

The Studio Gallery offers glass artwork by independent artists from the Pacific Northwest and beyond, showcasing the wide variety of technique and styles that the medium of glass offers.


Saturday, Oct. 19

Artist Demonstration

Seattle Women of Glass | 9am - 12pm

We are bringing in some serious Girl Power with this not-to-be-missed demonstration, featuring three of Seattle’s most talented female glass artists. Paula Stokes, Patricia Davidson and Jen Elek will take over the hotshop on Saturday morning. These three women are glassblowing powerhouses; teachers, leaders and innovators. We are honored to have them at the Studio.

Admission is free, but space is limited so please reserve your spot with a ticket. Free Tickets  

Artist Demonstration

Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen | 1pm - 5pm

Seattle Glassblowing Studio is delighted to have the amazing Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen in the house. Karen’s work is beautiful, realistic and astounding. She creates work derived from her love of adventure, nature and glass. Karen is “constantly inspired, revitalized, and awed by the power of nature”. After earning her BFA in sculpture from Ohio State University, glass quickly became the driving force in Karen’s life. Don’t miss this opportunity to watch Karen work.

Admission is free, but space is limited so please reserve your spot with a ticket. Free Tickets  

Hand-crafted Glass Art

Studio Galleries | 9am - 6pm

The Studio Gallery offers glass artwork by independent artists from the Pacific Northwest and beyond, showcasing the wide variety of technique and styles that the medium of glass offers.


Sunday, Oct. 20

Hands-on Pumpkin Experience

Appointments | 10am - 12pm

Make your own glass souvenir for Refract 2019.
In this hands-on experience, you will work one-on-one with an artist to create a glass pumpkin. Choose the color and pattern of your pumpkin; then go hands-on in the hot shop with the help of your instructor to make your own piece of glass art.

$65 per person. Space is limited so please reserve your spot with a ticket.

Reserve Your Spot  

Hand-Crafted Glass Art

Studio Galleries | 10am - 6pm

The Studio Gallery offers glass artwork by independent artists from the Pacific Northwest and beyond, showcasing the wide variety of technique and styles that the medium of glass offers.

Artist Demonstration

Danny White | 2pm - 6pm

We are welcoming Danny White back into the Hotshop! A former member of the SGS production team, Danny makes some of the most creative, quirky and playful sculpture around. He has been entertaining with art for as long as he can remember. In 2008, Danny received a BFA Degree from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Painting and drawing had been the primary focuses until 2007 when he discovered glass. He developed a relationship with the material by approaching it much as he would a painting. Danny loves traveling to new places and meeting new people. Through this, he creates what he experiences and enjoys telling the story.

Admission is free, but space is limited so please reserve your spot with a ticket. Free Tickets  

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