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Robin Kittleson

Medium: Glass

Booth #: GN52

Artist bio: My pieces begin as a mass of molten glass pulled into long thin rods. These rods contain a series of concentric circles and can only be seen when cut into a small segment and turned on end. Hundreds, sometimes thousands, of these cross sections are individually arranged on a kiln shelf then fired to become a single surface. No two will ever be identical. Each piece is extensively cold worked for a satin finish and fired again for the final shaping.

It is important to me to create art that is beautiful yet functional. My hope is my pieces are displayed and used as a part of everyday life.

Artist Statement: Kiln formed glass with a focus on the functional. Made from hand pulled murrine, a traditional glass technique, reinterpreted in a modern context.
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