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 includes artwork by established and emerging artists from across the country. Selections were made based on technique, design, concept, originality, and craftsmanship. Out of 69 submissions, the jury selected 32 fascinating objects. Judges will award monetary prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, place and visitors will have the opportunity to cast their votes for a People’s Choice award.

From goblets and pipes to sculpture and jewelry, From the Flame considers the various ways contemporary artists are exploring and expanding a centuries-old approach to glassmaking. 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. Flamework first flourished in Italy in the fourteenth century and then spread throughout Europe and to the rest of the world. It is currently experiencing a renaissance as artists push boundaries, creating increasingly complex objects with a variety of tools and a range of techniques.  

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
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 

  • 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. Photography: Shaina Fishman

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