Seattle Glassblowing Studio is excited to announce that we will be hosting a series of special events during Refract. Join us in the studio for demos by amazing artists, art show, all-inclusive party, and take a walk through Bell Street Park’s first Glass Art Market!

Oct. 17-20, 2019
Celebrate Seattle Glass Art

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

Held at various locations throughout the region, the lineup will include a mix of exhibitions, art parties, talks, tours and demonstrations, along with open studios and collector events.


Thursday, Oct. 17

SEA | Homegrown Talent

Show Opening 9am - 9pm | Show runs until 11.15.2019

Please join us for the opening of SEA|HomegrownTalent. 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 • KELLY O’DELL • CHRIS SCHUELKE • RAVEN SKYRIVER • YOSHIE SUGO • DANNY WHITE • HUGH WILLA • KAREN WILLENBRINK-JOHNSEN • NAO YAMAMOTO

Demonstrations

1pm - 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!

Art Party

5pm - 9pm

Join us to celebrate the inaugural opening of REFRACT Seattle and the opening of SEA|HomegrownTalent, 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.


Friday, Oct. 18

Art Demonstration

Kelly O’Dell | 9am - 1pm

We are so excited to have Kelly O’Dell in the Hotshop. 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.

Art Demonstration

Raven Skyriver | 1:30pm - 5:30pm

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.


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.

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.

Glass Art Market

Bell Street Park | 10am - 5pm

Welcome to the First Annual Bell Street Art Market, focused solely on local Glass Art. Independent artists from the Pacific Northwest are invited to exhibit and sell their work directly to the public. This is a great opportunity to dialogue with the makers, discover new talent and take home a piece of original art.


Sunday, Oct. 20

Glass Art Market

Bell Street Park | 10am - 3pm

Welcome to the First Annual Bell Street Art Market, focused solely on local Glass Art. Independent artists from the Pacific Northwest are invited to exhibit and sell their work directly to the public. This is a great opportunity to dialogue with the makers, discover new talent and take home a piece of original art.

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.

Call for Artists

Interested in featuring your work at the Glass Art Market?!

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