Denise Bohart Brown
Growing up as an only child on a Colorado cattle ranch gave Denise Bohart Brown a lot of opportunities for creative exploration; she experimented with a variety of media before finding her niche in glass 15 years ago. Her designs, often abstract in nature, are inspired by the natural world both in the Colorado mountains that she calls home, and in her travels around the US and beyond.
Brown's kiln-fired creations often incorporate elements that lend a sense of movement and flow to a medium that often feels very solid and static. The technical aspects of her creative process—the number and temperature of kiln firings, the timing of the addition of glass—combine with the design to achieve the end result: a contemporary art piece that stimulates the senses and inspires the mind.
The artist's expertise in kiln-formed glass is largely self-taught. Her original experience came from working at the UC-Davis Craft Center in Davis, California. A handful of workshops along the way have helped her to incorporate new techniques and reach new levels, but the vast majority of what she has learned has largely been through experimentation.
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- Exhibitions & Awards
East Meets West: Meditations in Glass (solo show), Steamboat Springs, CO, USA, Platform Gallery, Steamboat Springs Arts Council, 2015
Art You Can Feel (juried show), Roseville, CA, USA, Blue Line Arts, 2014
Sculpture in the Park (juried show), Loveland, CO, USA, Benson Sculpture Garden, 2013
Solo Exhibition, Steamboat Springs, CO, USA, Creekside Cafe, 2011