Kit Paulson -Gallery Exhibition Extended through Sept.2

Kit Paulson’s solo gallery exhibition is currently on display at Glass Axis’s Kennedy Galleries now through Aug. 26th.

Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie

About the Artist

Kit Paulson is the current 1st Place Winner of the Glass Art Society’s 2016 Juried Selection Catalog featuring the recent glass artwork of students and graduates which receives numerous international applicants every year.

Kit Paulson received her BFA with a concentration in glass from Alfred University in 2004. After leaving Alfred she spent time working for a number of other glass artists around the country. She has worked in various capacities at Chicago area glassblowing studios including Making Glass LLC, Chaos Glass Studio, Prodigy Glass, Talisman Glass, among others. She has traveled around the US as a teaching assistant at the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, Penland School of Craft, Ox Bow School of Art and Pilchuck Glass School.

In July of 2015 Kit completed the Rosenburg Residency at Salem State University in Massachusetts. In October of 2015 she completed a residency at the Tacoma Museum of Glass. She is currently an MFA candidate at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. This summer she is teaching glass intensive workshops at Glass Axis and Penland School of Crafts.

Gallery Exhibition: 

Now Extended through September 2nd!

Exquisite Traceries

July 14 – Aug. 26

This show explores delicate detail and ornamented structure in flame worked borosilicate glass. Structures for viewing the world are framed delicately in the most fragile of materials.

The opening reception for this exhibition will take place on Friday July 14th from 6-8pm. The artist will be doing an artist talk during the opening to talk about her current body of work.

Gallery hours are Tues-Thrs 11am-6pm | Fri 11am-7pm | Sat 11am-4pm

Learn from Kit Paulson

Building Bridges: Structural Flameworking

July 10-14

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In this workshop students will explore the basics of flameworking with an eye toward building larger-scale structures out of smaller components. Participants will be introduced to basic flame working techniques through demos and exercises. Particular emphasis will be placed on understanding schemes for bridging, a technique for constructing a reinforcing scaffolding when building glass structures.Studio will provide clear borosilicate rod, students should bring any colored borosilicate that they would like to use and any favorite tools. A lunch plan can be purchased for $10 a day.Class meets July 10 – 14thDaily 10 am – 4 pm with studio practice time from 4 – 6pmSkill Level: Beginner-Intermediate