October 28, 2017 to January 28, 2018
Highlighting contemporary art glass from master craftspeople throughout Mendocino County, this group show surveys the diversity of the medium. The featured artists use techniques ranging from kiln forming, cold work, sandblasting, and classic Venetian glassblowing, to computer-aided design and "painting" with molten glass. It includes Jeanette Carson's lovely stained glass pieces inspired by nature; Sean Cramblett's richly-colored and textured glass sculptures and wall art; Kale Haschak's modern sculptural pieces, and blown glass using traditional Italian techniques; Scott Hegan's delicate blown vessels and mille fiori work; Erika Kohr Island's charming small-scale glass sculptures; Yorgen Kvinsland's dynamic mixed media pieces; Cynthia Myer's lyrical sand-carved art glass; Elizabeth Raybee's eclectic glass mosaics; Ferd Thieriot's compelling fragile glass sculpture; and Jonah Ward's "drawings made with glass." Developed by the Grace Hudson Museum.