Tg: Transitions in Kiln-Glass

February 18, 2023 — May 13, 2023
Main Gallery

Winter/Spring Exhibitions Reception
Friday, February 17, 5:30 – 8:00 PM

The public is invited to celebrate the opening of the winter exhibitions at HCCC. The evening will also feature refreshments and open studios by the newest resident artists.

HCCC is pleased to present Tg: Transitions in Kiln-Glass, a biennial exhibition organized by Bullseye Projects that features the best of contemporary kiln-glass design, architecture, and art. The juried competition and resulting exhibition reflects the expansion and evolution of the kiln-glass medium and its community. While still encouraging emerging talent, the parameters for this year’s exhibition have been widened to include a broader range of artists and to acknowledge the expansion of kiln-glass into the architectural and design fields.

In contrast to glassblowing, which uses a pipe to inflate and shape molten glass, kilnforming uses a kiln to bind and shape layers or particles of glass, known as fritTg refers to the temperature at which glass transitions from behaving like a solid to behaving like a liquid. This metamorphosis embodies the ethos of kiln-glass:  the transformation that occurs when glass softens and yields to the fierce heat of the kiln.

Tg: Transitions in Kiln-Glass offers viewers an opportunity to explore the aesthetic choices, conceptual frameworks, and technical innovations of contemporary kiln-glass by artists from the U.S. and abroad.

Tg: Transitions in Kiln-Glass Award Winners

Gold Award: Saman Kalantari, A little bit of everything
Silver Award: Anthony Amoako-Attah, Puberty
Bronze Award: Helen Slater Stokes, In the Pink
Architectural Award, First Place: Cable Griffith, Siler’s Mill (Redmond Watershed)
Architectural Award, Second Place: Te Rongo Kirkwood, Eunoia
Design Award, First Place: Te Rongo Kirkwood, Meremere(venus-evening star)
Design Award, Second Place: Celia Dowson, Rhossili Mist Centerpiece in Indigo and Clear
Academic Award, First Place: Wai Yan Choi, Praemonitus Series
Academic Award, Second Place: Anthony Amoako-Attah, Puberty
Emerging Artist Award, First Place: Abegael Uffelman, Moon, Hyun Kyung
Emerging Artist Award, Second Place: Lara Saget, Joshua Tree Insides, Joshua Tree Inside, Joshua Tree Rocks Match

About Bullseye Projects

Bullseye Projects is part of Bullseye Glass Company, a manufacturer of colored glass for art and architecture based in Portland, Oregon, with worldwide distribution and a strong commitment to research, education, and the promotion of glass art. More info can be found at www.bullseyeprojects.com.


Image credits:

  1. Wai Yan Choi, “Praemonitus Series,” 2021. Kilnformed glass, metal inclusions. 12 x 38.5 x 4 inches. Photo by Hanmi Meyer.
  2. Saman Kalantari, “A little bit of everything,” 2021. Kiln-formed glass, wire, MDF, ribbon. 55 x 70 x 70 inches. Photo courtesy of the artist.
  3. Ana Laura Quintana, “Aquamarine Sea Vessels,” 2020. Glass powder, liquid gold. 4.5 x 11 x 8.5 inches. Photo by Hanmi Meyer.
  4. Bruno Romanelli, “Procyon,” 2021. Cast glass. 5 x 10 x 10 inches. Photo by Hanmi Meyer.
  5. Karola Dischinger, “Seven Skins,” 2020. Kilnformed glass. 3 x 9.5 x 10 inches. Photo by Hanmi Meyer.
  6. Te Rongo Kirkwood, “Meremere (venus – evening star),” 2021. Kilnformed glass, dyed flax fibre, silk cord. 31.5 x 41.5 x 1 inches. Photo by Hanmi Meyer.
  7. Abegael Uffelman, “Moon, Hyun Kyung,” 2019. Pâte de verre, printer ink transfer. 12 x 50 x 1 inches. Photo by Hanmi Meyer.
  8. Celia Dowson, “Rhossili Mist Centerpiece in Indigo and Clear,” 2019-2021. Kilncast glass. 4 x 18 x 18 inches. Photo by Hanmi Meyer.
  9. Te Rongo Kirkwood, “Eunoia,” 2020. Fused and coldworked glass, cord, steel. 119 x 27.5 x 27.5 inches. Photo by Jennifer French.
  10. David Hendren, “Two Amplifiers (After the Show),” 2021. Kiln-formed glass, wood frame.21.5 x 18 x 1.25 inches (framed). Photo by Hanmi Meyer.
  11. Anthony Amoako-Attah, “Puberty,” 2020. Screenprinted and kilnformed glass. 35.5 x 19.75 x 0.25 inches. Photo courtesy of the artist.
  12. Hyesook Choi, “A relic of the early 21st century – relic high heels,” 2019. Kilnformed glass. 6 x 9.5 x 4 inches. Photo by myoung studio.
  13. Bonnie Huang, “西遊記 (Journey to the west),” 2021. Kilnformed and engraved glass. 8 x 8 x 8 inches. Photo by Hanmi Meyer.
  14. Helen Slater Stokes, “In the Pink,” 2019. Kilnformed glass, digital ceramic transfer. 16.5 x 16.5 x 2.5 inches. Photo by Hanmi Meyer.
  15. Cable Griffith, “Siler’s Mill (Redmond Watershed),” 2021. Rendering of a glass mosaic
    (currently being fabricated by Tieton Mosaic). 72 x 144 inches. Rendering courtesy of the artist.
  16. Evan Burnette, “Pink Dichroic Glitter Chicken,” 2020. Fused and cast glass, dichroic extract, silver mirror, aluminum gilding, hxtal, titanium oxide. 17 x 13 x 3.75 inches. Photo by Hanmi Meyer.
  17. Lara Saget, “Joshua Tree Rocks Match,” 2021. Kilnformed glass. 2.5 x 8 x 5.5 inches. Photo by Hanmi Meyer.
  18. Wai Yan Choi, “Praemonitus Series” (detail), 2021. Kilnformed glass, metal inclusions. 12 x 38.5 x 4 inches. Photo by Hanmi Meyer.
  19. Te Rongo Kirkwood, detail of “Eunoia,” 2020. Fused and coldworked glass, cord, steel. 119 x 27.5 x 27.5 inches. Photo by Jennifer French.
  20. Te Rongo Kirkwood, “Meremere (venus – evening star),” 2021. Kilnformed glass, dyed flax fibre, silk cord. 31.5 x 41.5 x 1 inches. Photo by Hanmi Meyer.