This summer, I had the amazing fortune to do a residency with a new kiln in the home studio of my best friend, Karen Mahardy. Her studio is located in Greenwood, Seattle. It was a long time coming from the design and build out by Eddie Bernard, to the delivery from east to west coast, to the studio electricity, etc. All in all, I watched from Florida while Karen realized her dream. It was quite inspiring. When she asked me to be there for the test firings, how could I say no? We helped each other trouble shoot all of our questions in graduate school at RIT back in 2011-13. I am thankful to have made such an amazing connection.
Anyway, we broke some glass, broke some moulds, sourced our weird materials, had glass shipped up from bullseye and installed the kiln program to the app. It was all down hill from there. Karen and I had challenges at every firing but by the end of 2 weeks, we had it down. These are some of pieces that I made during my time there. I also included a link for how its made Kilnforming/Hot Printing. They are currently on view at Shoreline in Seattle and in the new year moving to a new show in Albany, California curated by Tali Grinshpan.
*Glass Photography By Alex Miller*