I am excited to be working at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA next week! The fantastic MOG team will assist me in making some new work in the hot shop.
Saturday, December 17 will be dedicated to my semi- annual Snowman Blow. It’s all hands on deck as we assemble life-size blown glass Snowmen on the pipe! Artist Talk Sunday December 18 at 2 p.m.
MOG has a fantastic livestream if you can’t visit in person: http://museumofglass.org/glassmaking/live-from-the-hot-shop
But I hope that you can!
Artist in Residence: Nancy Callan
December 14 – 18, 2016
Museum of Glass
1801 Dock Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
Gallery View, October 2016
I am pleased to share my newest work at Traver Gallery in Seattle through October 29, 2016.
“From Here to Infinity” refers to both my journey as an artist and to the infinite complexity and variation I find in glass. My latest works evoke the micro-world of cells and microscopic life and the macro-view of vast space and time as described in physics. I am also pushing into new territory with a large black-and-white wall piece, “Quilt”, that sums up my explorations in pattern to date.
A catalogue with essay by Diane Wright, Barry Curator of Glass at the Chrysler Museum, is available on request. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy. I hope you can see the show in person!
Many thanks to Joe Benvenuto, Benjamin Cobb, Alix Cannon, Karston Oaks, Dave Walters, The Museum of Glass, STAR Glassworks, and all the students, artists, and collectors whose support assisted me in the creation of this show.
“Droplets”, “Quilt”, and “Orbs”
As part of Glass Weekend 2016, Richard Royal and myself spent a day blowing glass for an appreciative audience at the Hoogs & Crawford studio in Canaan, NY. Many thanks to Nathan and Liz, owners of the studio, for all their support and assistance. Thanks also to Jen Violette for coming down from Vermont to help us and to all the collectors who attended Glass Weekend!
Hoogs & Crawford glass studio in Canaan, NY
It was a pleasure to work with Rich Royal for the first time!
Cathy and Fred, proud owners of the demo cloud!
I was thrilled to be featured at Glass Weekend 2016 at Schantz Galleries in Stockbridge, MA. Jim & Kim Schantz and their hardworking staff put together this fun event every summer and it is always a treat for both the artists and collectors. This year was extra special with an added event, “The Nature of Glass” at Chesterwood, the historic home and studio of Daniel Chester French. This nearby museum has beautiful grounds and views of the surrounding valley. I created a special installation for the woodland setting of Orbs and Winkles.
“Julia’s Garden”, my installation at Chesterwood.
On the beautiful Chesterwood grounds with Laurie Feinberg.
Rich Royal, Nancy, Kim & Jim Schantz celebrate a successful Glass Weekend.
Dear friends Joan and Rif in the Schantz Gallery.
One day of my recent residency at the Museum of Glass was devoted to making life-size glass Snowmen. It’s becoming an annual tradition at MOG! Enjoy the photos of some very hot snowmen.
Ben Cobb at the marver with a really big incalmo.
Nancy Callan assisted by Alix Cannon and Sarah Gilbert.
Every Snowman needs a nose.
The awesome Snowman Blow team: Nancy, Courtney, Alix, Ben, Walter, and Sarah.
Nancy completes the striped snowman! Assisted by Courtney Branam.
Enjoy these photos from my recent residency at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA!
At the bench with a new sculpture. Also pictured: Benjamin Cobb and Sarah Gilbert.
A Winkle takes shape. Also pictured: Granite Calimpong and Benjamin Cobb.
Pinocchio on the pipe. Assisted by Benjamin Cobb.
At work on Pinocchio sculpture with the Museum of Glass team.
December 16 – 20, 2015
Artist Lecture: Sunday, December 20 at 2 p.m.
Museum of Glass
1801 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
Watch Nancy work on blown glass sculptures with the assistance of the MOG team. Plus: life-size glass Snowmen by Nancy Callan on view in the Lobby!
New Work by Nancy Callan
February 14 – March 9, 2015
Opening Reception and Glassblowing Demonstration: Saturday February 14, 5:30 to 9:30
Duncan McClellan Gallery
550 24th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33712
Sunday February 15 at 3 p.m.
Museum of Fine Arts
St Petersburg, FL