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Jeremy Ross and Drew Kups. Untitled, 2018. Flameworked borosilicate glass, silver, and gold. 6 x 4 inches. Courtesy of the artist. Photography by Jeff Dimarco 

From the Flame: Juried Flamework Exhibition

June 29, 2019 - October 6, 2019

Harris - Burger Gallery

From the Flame is a juried exhibition that showcases the tremendous range and vitality of flamework as an art form. The artists included in this exhibition come from across the country, as near as southeast Michigan and as far as southern California. Some have been in the field for years—working, writing, and teaching— while others are breaking through with innovative concepts and laying the foundation for the next generation. Flamework (also known as lampworking and torchworking) is a traditional technique where a torch or lamp is used directly to melt glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is formed by blowing and shaping with tools and hand movements.  

Between now and October 6th visit the exhibition and vote for your favorite artwork. You can cast your ballot one time per visit, so stop in often! The winner of the People’s Choice will receive an award as will the juror-selected winners of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

Mark your calendar for the Exhibition Reception on Friday, September 27th from 5:30-8:30pm. The evening will include an awards ceremony, a reception with a cash bar, open museum galleries, and exciting demos in the Hot Shop. This event is FREE and open to the public.  

Participating Artists
• Jennifer Caldwell
• Jason Chakravarty
• Jonathan Davis
• Bandhu Dunham
• Eunsuh Choi
• Shane Fero
• Alexandra Fresch
• Eric Goldschmidt 
• Mike Mason
• Eusheen Goines
• Jeff Heath 
• Danielle Hook 
• Jeremy Ross
• Drew Kups
• Tweed
• Angela McHale
• Robert Mickelsen
• Janis Miltenberger
• Maria Missaoui 
• Kari Russell-Pool
• Mike Shelbo
• Kimberly Thomas
• Elliott Todd
• Carlos Valdovinos
• Marc VandenBerg
• James Vernor
• Seth Auger   
• Jeri Warhaftig
• Zac Weinberg



From the Exhibition

  • Mike Shelbo. Goblinism, 2015. Borosilicate, resin, foam, book. 12 x 12 x 12 inches. Courtesy of the artist. Photograph by Alex Reyna.

  • Kari Russell-Pool. White Wish Bowl, 2016. Glass. 17 x 9 inches. Courtesy of the artist 

  • Janis Miltenberger. The Coronation, 2015. Glass. 45 x 18 x 18 inches. Courtesy of the artist

  • Eunsuh Choi. House Barrier VI, 2014. Borosilicate glass. 40 x 20 x 7 ½ inches. Courtesy of the artist

  • Kimberly Thomas. One Gold Tooth, 2017. Borosilicate glass, gold luster. 3 ½ x 3 x 3 inches. Courtesy of the artist. Photograph by Shaina Fishman

  • Jeri Warhaftig. Red and Circle Chain, 2018. Glass. 32 inches. Courtesy of the artist