Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty, some of the best-known glassmakers in the world. Hear instructors speak about their work in unstructured and highly-informative sessions in The Studio Lecture Room on Tuesday nights throughout the class sessions. This week features Suellen Fowler, Richard Parrish, Penelope Rakov, and Hugh Salkind in the Studio Faculty Presentations series.
Building layers of clear and colored glass, Suellen Fowler has developed an instantly recognizable style. More than any other aspect of her work, she is known for the exquisite palette of colored cane that she uses in her pieces, every piece of which she mixes and hand pulls herself.
Richard Parrish operates a studio for kiln-glass in Bozeman, Mont., and teaches kiln-forming classes around the world. His glasswork includes speculative work, functional objects, architectural installations, and design elements.
Penelope Rakov has been a ceramics teacher, pottery instructor, and, for the last 10 years, has taught glassblowing at glass schools across the country. With a BFA in ceramics and glass from Alfred University and her MFA in glass from Temple University, Rakov has a broad education in the complexities of glass across many disciplines.
Hugh Salkind, owner of Hugh Glass Studio, followed the traditional path to artistry by apprenticing under the American master Bob Snodgrass, and has been blowing glass since 1990. Salkind specializes in borosilicate glass art and jewelry made in a Venetian style, often referred to as off-mandrel, with intricate patterns in a wide range of colors, shapes, and sizes.