Earth, Water, Air, Fire
with Kelly O'dell & Raven Skyriver
3-Day Hot Glass Sculpture Workshop
Friday, May 5 – Sunday, May 7, 2016
9 am to 6 pm
Inspired by nature, we will demonstrate various sculpting techniques in this class. Our class will solve problems together using sketchbooks, teamwork, and discussion to achieve greater confidence and intention. Using the garage, hot-torches, and specialized tools, we will achieve blown and solid sculptural forms. This is an intermediate level class, experience is required. All materials will be provided.
About the Artists
Raven Skyriver’s sculptural depictions of marine life are inspired by his island upbringing. He started blowing glass at the age of sixteen and was trained in Venetian technique by his mentor, Lark Dalton. Skyriver became a member of the William Morris team and assisted Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen for many years. His work is exhibited nationally and is featured in group shows internationally.
Kelly O’Dell became captivated by glass as a child while watching her father work in his studio at their Hawaii home. She earned a BFA in glass from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and soon afterward moved to Seattle where she assisted local artists and eventually became a member of the William Morris team. O’Dell has exhibited work and has taught across the United States and abroad. She currently lives in Stanwood, Washington.
Kelly and Raven recently taught together at the Niijima Glass Festival in Japan, and taught sculpture classes together at Pittsburgh Glass Center and at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle. They have also taught their own classes at Pilchuck Glass School recently. Their collaboration happens in teaching, although most of their artwork is composed of their own individual inspirations.