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Glass Workshop with Kate Clements

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July 28 @ 1:00 pm 4:00 pm

Photo of a glass artwork and jars of frit on a white work table in an art studio. Kate Clements can be seen in the reflection of a square mirror sitting on the table.

Frit is often considered an accessory glass. But through this hands-on workshop, Delta Triennial artist Kate Clements will demonstrate how you can make frit the centerpiece of a glass artwork.

Working with simple tools to create complex patterns and images, experiment with pushing the boundaries of fragility and harnessing the potential of material transformation.

About Kate Clements

Kate Clements constructs delicate and ornate large scale paintings and installations comprised of kiln fused glass panels. Working with frit, a type of crushed glass, she sifts, scatters, and pushes the sugar-like substance on a kiln shelf to form dimensional drawings.

The wafer-thin panels reference naturalistic designs and floral motifs that she uses to explore ideas of beauty, taste, and impermanence. Utilizing the seductive qualities of glass, Clements draws the viewer in, but upon further inspection the work reflects a nervous tension and precariousness that is palpable.

Clements received an MFA in Glass from the Tyler School of Art & Architecture in Philadelphia and a BFA in Painting and Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute.

Her work has been exhibited at the Bellevue Arts Museum (WA), Houston Center of Contemporary Craft (TX), Hunterdon Art Museum (NJ), Philadelphia Art Alliance (PA), Urban Glass (NYC), and S12 Gallery (Norway).

She has been awarded residencies at Studios Inc and the Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, Pilchuck Glass School, and S12 Gallery in Bergen, Norway. She lives and works in Kansas City.

Photo courtesy of the artist.

Delta Triennial is presented by Anne and Merritt Dyke.

Additional support provided by Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP and the Andre Simon Memorial Trust Fund in memory of everyone who has died of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).

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July 28
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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$75 ($60 for Members)


Glass Studio (L38)
Windgate Art School