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Studio Faculty Presentation: Mark Matthews, Bruce Ferguson, Kim Fields, Doug Randall and Linda Ethier

The Studio
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February 13, 2018 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Filigrana Herringbone by Mark Matthews

This week features Mark Matthews, Bruce Ferguson, Kim Fields, Doug Randall, and Linda Ethier in the Studio Faculty Presentations series.

Hear from some of the best-known glassmakers in the world through free, informal public lectures by Studio faculty, Tuesday nights throughout the winter class sessions.

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Linda Ethier

Linda Ethier

Since founding Ethier Glass Studio in 1969, Linda Ethier has become recognized internationally for her pioneering, innovative work with fused and kiln cast glass. Throughout her career, Ethier’s work has focused on the interface between the self and its surroundings.

Bruce Ferguson

Bruce Ferguson

Bruce Ferguson has more than 40 years of experience in teaching. Initially a public school band director, a career change to air traffic control led to another 28 years giving controller trainees on-the-job training while he maintained responsibility for the movement of live traffic. Since January 2000, he has been a glassblowing instructor at the Art of Fire glass studio in Damascus, Md.

Kim Fields

Kim Fields

Kim Fields is a well-known contemporary glass artist recognized for her sculptural birds, butterflies and three-dimensional flower beads. Fields has been making glass beads since 1999. The natural world has always informed Fields’ creativity and is the primary influence for her work. She strives for artistic realism, attempting to replicate each subject as faithfully in glass as possible.

Mark Matthews

Mark Matthews

Mark Matthews has become internationally recognized for his mastery of the glass sphere. He began handling molten glass for aesthetic purposes in 1974 while studying with Henry Halem at Kent State University. The sphere, with its minimal physicality, has become the one factor unifying Matthews’ investigations of color systems and radically diverse explorations in historical glass techniques.

Doug Randall

Douglas Randall

Douglas Randall began his glass career in 1973. After receiving his BS from Ohio State University, he interned for three years with a California-based glass design and production company. He has worked and studied at Bullseye Glass and the Pilchuck Glass School. Randall maintains his studio in Portland, Ore., where he holds workshops, and designs and produces one-of-a-kind glass sculptures.