Here are a few more shots of what Tyler during his Masters program at the University of South Australia. I think all the pieces have a contemplative aspect, allowing you to consider the space around them.
We are back home from our Australian adventure and loving the beautiful Alberta spring weather. Our last four months there were full of great experiences and accomplishments. Tyler has completed his masters in visual art and Julia was an artist in residence at the renowned Canberra Glassworks. For both of us this time was incredibly creative and productive and we have returned home with new ideas and many plans. We will be busy this spring participating in a glass symposium at the Alberta College of Art and Design and a group exhibition, â€śAssembly of Lightâ€ť at Endeavor Arts Galleryâ€¨ I hope you can join us for this event. The studio will also be busy with two beginner glassblowing workshops in May & June and we are creating a custom annual award for the Rozsa Foundation. On a more international level Tylerâ€™s work will be featured in an exhibition at the South Australia School of Art Gallery and we have both been published in an Australian magazine Craft Arts International. To have this recognition of our work on both a local and international level is something we are quite pleased about.
The studio is open for visits and tours by appointment and we have some new pieces available here at the studio for wedding/ birthday and hostess gifts. Please give us a call or send us an email if you would like to stop by the studio. I have attached an images of Tyler’s masters exhibition, other images can also be found on our facebook page.
The Fontanelle Gallery is having an opening this Sunday at 6pm , exhibiting some of Tyler’s masters work. If you are in Adelaide, please join us.
Our Christmas Studio Open House is next Saturday! December 1st from 11am to 5pm at Firebrand Glass.
We have been busy in the studio creating Christmas ornaments, platters, wine decanters and many other beautiful one of a kind glass pieces. Please join us to view our new work, see some exciting demonstrations and enjoy holiday season refreshments.
We have also set the dates for our spring weekend workshops:
These classes offer one on one instruction on the fascinating art of glassblowing.
For further information on the open house, custom gifts, workshop gift certificates or any upcoming events, please contact me at email@example.com
Hey, check out this article about the Natural Flow exhibit that is happening at the Alberta Craft Council. This amazing show features both Julia and Tyler’s work as well as other Alberta glass artists. http://westedmontonlocal.ca/2011/10/glass-art-takes-alberta-craft-council-by-storm/
There are two exciting things that have occurred in our lives in glass lately, a possibility to create new work here in Australia and the opportunity to display our sculptural artwork in Canada.
I have recently been offered an artist in residence position at the University of South Australia. This esteemed opportunity will allow me to develop and create work that is influenced by the Australian landscape. Over the past few years my work has focused on the theme of natureâ€™s patient force to reclaim and heal itself. Since arriving in Australia I have researched the influence of landscape on Australian craft design and looked at how a different landscape and natural environment influences craft artists. During my position as artist in residence I intend to use the insight from this research to create work that reflects upon generative cycles and the life force of nature.
While we are in Australia creating new work we are also featured in a significant contemporary glass art exhibition titled, â€śNatural Flowâ€ť at the Esplanade Gallery in Medicine Hat. The show features three pieces of our work and will also travel to the Alberta Craft Council in Edmonton in the fall. Although, we could not attend the opening, it looks like a great show that highlights some great Alberta glass and for those of you like us who are not close by you can peruse the online catalogue. http://naturalflow.squarespace.com/
We and the rest of the hopping glass community in Adelaide attended the opening of the “Tour de Force” exhibition at the Jam Factory. The show featured the work of unconventional glass or glass that did not fit in the traditional definitions. We saw many lovely, fun and awe inspiring work by our friends Trish Roan, Deb Jones and Tom Moore and discovered new artists. It was great to see a collection of work that looked at the different aspects of what glass can be.
Award winningÂ Black Diamond glass artists Julia Reimer and Tyler Rock, whose work is included in the private collections of the Emperor and Empress of Japan and the Prime minister of Canada, will open their studio doors to present their new series of work at a Christmas Open House on December 5th, 2009. Â This event is open to families and those who would like to learn more about the fascinating process of glassblowing. Â There will be demonstrations and hand blown glass for sale from 11am to 5pm. More information can be found on our websiteÂ www.firebrandglass.ca or contact us atÂ firstname.lastname@example.org
Our trip to SOFA Chicago was a fabulous whirlwind. Even though it was a bit overwhelming to see all the work exhibited, we had a chance to talk with collectors about our work and visit with friends in the glass community. Barbara , Phil and Dale of Option Art did an amazing job displaying our work as well as that of other Canadian artists . We also had a great time working with colleagues, Jay MacDonnell, G Brian Juk and Eric Meek while doing the demonstration at the Corning mobile glass studio.
Tyler Rock and Julia Reimer, will be the first Alberta artists to ever be invited to exhibit at SOFA Chicago. Taking place at Chicagoâ€™s historic Navy Pier, the event is considered Â the world’s foremost fair of contemporary decorative arts & design. At SOFA Chicago 2010, Tyler Rock and Julia Reimer will be showing in conjunction with Montrealâ€™s Option Art. As well as, they have been invited by the Corning Museum of Glass to demonstrate their glass artwork at the exhibition. SOFA Chicago takes place at the Festival Hall at Chicagoâ€™s Navy Pier from November 5 â€“ 7, 2010, with an opening night preview on November 4th.