Art Glass Vases by Bob & Laurie Kliss

Kliszewski Glass


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Mega Blast Vase
Kliss: Mega Blast Vase
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Kliss: Mega Blast Vase
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21¾" h. x 8½" x 5½" d.

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Artist Statement:
"Glass has always intrigued us, especially the material's ability to convey pure color. From our beginnings, working with stained glass, to the present, working with hot glass, we have considered ourselves colorists. Some of our current series take advantage of the pure color of glass in the form of shard drawings. Shard drawings are basically abstract assemblages of colored glass shards, cane, stringer, and murrini. The vessel's form becomes the canvas upon which the shard drawing is displayed."
Artist Info:
Personal
Laurie Kliss born on August, 1960 in Odenton, Maryland
Bob Kliss born on March, 1960 in Orange County, California

Professional Experience / Education
2000 - Guest Curator, Fresno Art Museum
2000 -Guest Artist/Demonstrator, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA
1998 - Guest Curator, Fresno Art Museum
1998 - Co-Chairman, California Glass Exchange
1996 - Attended Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA
1995 - Guest Artist/Demonstrator, California Glass Exchange, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA
1994 - Lampwork Bead Making Workshop with Heather Trimlett, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA
1993 - Established Kliszewski Glass, Hot Glass Studio, Fresno, CA
1992 and 1993 - Instructor of Fusing Workshop, Scarab Glass Works, Fresno, CA
1989 to 1992 - Assistant Glass Instructor, California State University, Fresno, CA
1988 and 1989 - Glass Workshop with George Jercich, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA
1986 to 1995 - Glass Jewelry Designer
1986- Self-taught, Slumping and Fusing
1980 to 1986 - Independent Glass Artist, Fresno, CA

Selected Exhibitions
1999 to 2001 - Touring Group Exhibit, "Hot & Cool: Contemporary Glass", USA
2001 - Group Exhibit, Gallery Functionart, Pontiac, MI
2000 - Group Exhibit, "The Met In Bloom", Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Fresno, CA
2000 - Group Exhibit, "California Design 2000", California Contemporary Craft Association, San Francisco, CA
2000 - Group Exhibit, Fresno-Yosemite International Airport, Fresno, CA
2000 - Group Exhibit, "California Glass", Ontario International Airport, Ontario-, CA
1999 - Group Exhibit, "California Glass", Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, CA
1998 - Group Exhibit, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA
1997 - Group Exhibit, Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Fresno, CA
1995 - Group Exhibit, Kings Art Center, Hanford, CA
1990 - Student Exhibit, Conely Art Gallery, California State University, Fresno, CA

Publications
February/March 2001 Glass Craftsman, "Kickstarting Your Creativity"
November 1999 The Fresno Bee, "High Temperatures, Hot Art"
May 1999 Crafts Report, "Insight: Artist to Artist"
January 1998 - Glass Craftsman, "Poggenpohl Exhibit"
Spring 1997 - American Style, Cover Shot
June 1996 - Price Costco Today, "Work Hard, Play Hard"
May 1995 - Glass Art Magazine, "Kliszewski Shard Vessels"
January 1995 - Glass Art Magazine, "Bravo for Glass"
February 1994 - Palm Springs Life Magazine, "Interior Design"
February 1994 - The Fresno Bee
October 1993 - American Craft Magazine, "Gallery"
November 1992 - Insight, California State University, Fresno, CA
March 1992 - The Arizona Republic
May 1990 - Insight, California State University, Fresno CA

Awards
1997 - Sausalito Art Festival - "Glass" - Second Place
1996 - Sausalito Art Festival - "Glass" - Second Place
1994 - Sausalito Art Festival - "Glass" - First Place
1994 - Art Glass Association of Southern California - "Sculptural Glass" - First Place
1994 - La Quinta Arts Festival - "Glass" - First Place
1994 - California State Fair, Fresno - Best of Show
1994 - California State Fair, Fresno - First Place
1993 - California State Fair, Fresno - First and Second Place

Commissions
The Marriott Corporation - Corporate Gift Commission
Winners on Wheels - Achievement Awards Design
Walt Disney Corporation - Walt Disney Art Gallery - Paperweight Design
Fresno Arts Council - Achievement Awards Design
Oracle Software Corporation - Achievement Awards Design
Walt Disney Corporation - Disney Dimensions - Limited Edition Series
Fresno Metropolitan Museum - Corporate Gift Commission
The Greater Valley Concours d'Elegance - Special Awards Design

Collections
Rolm Corporation
Crayola Corporation
Marilyn Hamilton
George Benson
Bill and Marcia Wayne
Matrix Hair Care Corporation

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