*Members Only* Jeff Holmwood Artist Talk & Team Night
Friday, March 20th 2020
Join us for a special members-only night at the co-op with returning founding member Jeff Holmwood!
Jeff will be giving a presentation on his work and an insight into his experiences building a glass studio from scratch in the Kootenays. This will be followed by a Team Night in the hot shop! An opportunity for members at all levels to participate in creating a couple of pieces together under Jeff's instruction. Teams will be arranged on the night, and all attendees are welcome to stay and watch.
Friday, March 20th 2020
6.30pm - 7.30pm : Jeff Holmwood Artist Talk
8pm - 10.30pm : TCGC Member's Team Night
More about Jeff:
Jeff studied glass at the Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD) in Calgary, Alberta from 1990-94. He worked as an instructor at Red Deer College's summer program for many years. Jeff has also taught at ACAD in Calgary, Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, and Pilchuk Glass School in Stanwood Washington.
Jeff's Electric Kool-Aid Series, based on Murrini (mosaic) glass placed second in a contest at the 1994 Glass Art Society conference in San Francisco. Murrini work remains a key component of Jeff's work. Jeff's first solo show "Kinetic Glass" at the Devonian Gardens, Calgary, Alberta in 1996 included a blown glass water wheel and hot sculpted "Monsters" in the ponds and gardens.More recent work includes the "Forged Blown" series which incorporates blown glass with forged steel, the "Cubist Lamp/Vase" series based on stacked blown forms, and the text series which consists of vases constructed from alphabet murrini. Jeff has also spent many years perfecting his very popular off-axis spiral vortex vase series.
Jeff moved to Edmonton, Alberta in 2001 where he opened Edmonton's first Hot Shop. The studio operated as an open studio with classes and rental time for Edmonton's burgeoning glass community. Jeff exhibits nationally and internationally and his work is included in the Alberta Foundation for the Arts permanent collection.
In 2010 Jeff relocated to Vancouver where he set up a glassblowing facility for Bocci Design and Manufacturing. In 2011 he became a founding member of the Terminal City Glass Co-op in East Vancouver.
In 2015 Jeff relocated to 10 acres of raw land on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake and began working on a book titled: “Why You Have To Be Pretty Nuts To Become A Homesteader In Your Late Fifties”. So far he has built a glass studio, yurt, woodshed, and massive garden. Jeff is still enamoured by glassblowing and is looking forward to a productive and creative late stage to his career.