Posts by Michael Endo

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    Nathan Sandberg / OnGrade Studio at the Shop @ Bullseye Projects

    After eight years at Bullseye Glass Co., Portland-based artist Nathan Sandberg left his position as a technician at the Klaus Moje Center for Research and Education to focus on his studio practice and teaching. Simultaneously, Sandberg launched OnGrade Studio, a branch of his practice that focuses on functional and decorative design. 

  • Marta Edöcs

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    Marta Edöcs - FOCUS Necklace
    Marta Edöcs - FOCUS Necklace

    As a child, Hungarian artist and designer Marta Edöcs collected glass beads. She would arrange and string them into pieces of jewelry. Years later, after studying drawing and painting in school, she returned to glass and says that the “joy and playfulness” of the material reminded her of the experiences she had as a child. Since then, Edöcs has studied with masters of the material and has distinguished herself as an artist and designer. The Shop at Bullseye Projects is pleased to present a series of jewelry pieces from Edöcs' classic Zen and Shape series as well as pieces from her newest, nature-inspired collection for which she won the Semi Grand Prix Award at the Silver Accessories Contest in Tokyo, Japan.

  • Break, Mend, Fold: Marzena Krzemińska-Baluch

    Curator Michael Endo interviews Marzena Krzemińska-Baluch
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    Marzena Krzemińska-Baluch
    Marzena Krzemińska-Baluch

    Marzena Krzemińska-Baluch is an internationally recognized artist based in Wrocław, Poland. She has received numerous grants and awards including Emerging Artist in Residence from Pilchuck Glass School. In 2016, she was the Silver Award winner in Bullseye Glass Company's biennial Emerge competition. Her newest body of work offers unconventional, wall-based glass sculptures comprised of rigid metal frames contrasting with delicately folded glass panels. Combining her work with that of Matthew Day Perez, the exhibition Break, Mend, Fold challenges and celebrates our material assumptions of glass and its properties. In conjunction with the exhibition, I asked Marzena a little about her past and her current studio practice.

     

     

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    Birds in the Hand Jewelry: Kari Russell-Pool and Marc Petrovic

    The Shop at Bullseye Projects presents a new collection of kilnformed glass jewelry from Birds in the Hand Jewelry, a collaborative project by artists Kari Russell-Pool and Marc Petrovic. 

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    Artist Opie Hileman
    Artist Opie Hileman

    "It is the work that must speak, and if the work doesn't speak, nothing can help." - Klaus Moje


    In 2012, I was fortunate enough to interview Klaus Moje when he was a juror for Bullseye's Emerge competition. I revisited that interview recently, hunting for pithy quotes that could be held up as examples of his passion for craftsmanship, art, glass, and education. I soon realized, however, that I would not find what I was searching for. Not because he was in any way inarticulate, but because his true eloquence was expressed in the studio and in the classroom; making, forging relationships, and maintaining relentless curiosity.

  • Rachel Rader: Chakra Enhancers

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    Rachel Rader: Chakra Enhancers

    The Shop at Bullseye Projects presents Chakra Enhancers, a jewelry collection by Brooklyn-based artist and designer Rachel Rader. The collection, an extension of Rader’s ongoing Ancient Truth Investigators (ATI) project, combines metaphysical science fiction with hand-crafted wearable sculptures and jewelry. 

     

     

     

  • Heidi Schwegler attends Digital Clayground workshop at Pilchuck Glass School

    Recipient of Bullseye Glass Company's Klaus Moje Award
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    Heidi Schwegler attends Digital Clayground workshop at Pilchuck Glass School

    Heidi Schwegler is a self-described city person with an aversion to nature. Despite this, she can regularly be found working in far-flung, remote studios embedded in natural settings. In recent years, she has been a symposium participant at North Lands Creative Glass in the northernmost county of Scotland, was a resident at Yaddo in upstate New York, and was a fellow at the prestigious MacDowell Colony. It is not surprising then, that she recently found herself amongst the Douglas fir trees at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington.