Warner Whitfield and Beatriz Kelemen
Glass artists Warner Whitfield and Beatriz Kelemen work with borosilicate glass and fire to create original sculptural forms that are inspired by nature and movement.
Each sculpture is created without the use of any molds or castings. They are formed by first melting the glass into a taffy-like texture. Then, with the aid of heat and gravity, the glass is gathered, stretched, and blown into shape.
Warner Whitfield began working in glass in 1972 and apprenticed with master glass artist Fritz Bachman before establishing his glass studio in 1976. After attending the Portland School of Art and the University of Maine, he studied glass at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and Penland School of Crafts. Beatriz Kelemen began working with glass in 1984 in Venezuela, tutored by her father, Frank Kelemen, well known for his work in stained glass. She has a bachelor's degree in architecture an a master's degree in project management from Cal Poly University.
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