Formative Exhibition

September 18, 2014 - 6:06 pm

We are having an exhibition opening that features our work and the art of the super talented people who work in our studio. We hope you can make it for the opening from 1-3pm at the Leighton Art Centre on September 27th. We will also have demonstrations at the studio that day from 10-5pm, so that you can see some of the processes in making the work featured. It will be a beautiful fall drive and there is an art tour featuring the best in the regions art work. Check out http://www.themostbeautifularttourinalberta.com for more details of the tour. We will post images and the demonstration schedule on our Facebook page as well. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Firebrand-Glass-Studio/149343985089127
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Some more Masters images

May 17, 2013 - 3:03 pm

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. dsc05164dsc05160dsc05166

Return in Spring

May 8, 2013 - 3:22 pm

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, “Assembly of Light” at Endeavor Arts Gallery
 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 Tyler’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.
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An exhibition of Tyler’s masters work

March 9, 2013 - 11:04 pm

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.

Studio Open House

November 27, 2012 - 12:08 pm

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:
-May 18/19th
-June 15/16th
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 julia@firebrandglass.ca openhouseinvitationemail21

More Flow

November 16, 2011 - 2:52 am

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/
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The Nature of Glass

July 13, 2011 - 3:57 am

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 nature’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, “Natural Flow” 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/
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Glass down here

March 30, 2011 - 4:56 am

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.

Christmas Open House

November 19, 2010 - 1:45 pm

Award winning 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.  This event is open to families and those who would like to learn more about the fascinating process of glassblowing.  There will be demonstrations and hand blown glass for sale from 11am to 5pm. More information can be found on our website www.firebrandglass.ca or contact us at julia@firebrandglass.ca

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SOFA Whirlwind

November 12, 2010 - 6:37 pm

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.