RICHARD PARRISH "Tapestry:The Integration of Idea, Design, Color, Pattern & Technique" Glass Workshop

  • 23 Jan 2015
  • 9:00 AM
  • 25 Jan 2015
  • 5:00 PM
  • Randolph Center, Arts & Crafts, Bldg 4, 200 S Alvernon Way, Tucson, Arizona, 85711
  • 11


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Notice: Sorry this workshop has filled but please send an email to: Chris Eggers to get on the waiting list. if an opening becomes available you will be notified on a first come first serve basis.

"As an artist and an architect, I find inspiration in both the human-made environment and the vast landscape of the American West where I grew up. I am fascinated by the constructed and the natural, which I often express in my work."

Richard Parrish's Tapestry bowls, trays and wall panels are widely recognized for their intricate patterning and coloration. This new workshop will explore how an original idea develops into a comprehensive line of studio glass work. The Tapestry pieces rely on color relationships, design, and technique for success.

Workshop participants will make two finished pieces as they are introduced to the major techniques involved, and how those techniques result in the subtleties of color use and pattern making that makes Richard;'s tapestry pieces so compelling. The first piece will introduce the necessary techniques and initial color and pattern thoughts. The second piece will be a significant piece carried through from the beginning to finished piece while focusing  on the importance of well-finished work. Additional small samples and study pieces will be introduced along the way. Richard's Tapestry pieces are based on a belief that begins with ideas and is supported by design and technical knowledge will be stronger, more personal and more original than those works without a solid foundation of these critical components.

BIO: Richard Parrish holds a Master of Architecture degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and holds a bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. He operates Fusio Studio for kiln-glass in Bozeman, Montana, and teaches kiln-forming classes around the world. His glass work includes speculative work, functional objects, architectural installations, and design elements. Parrish was awarded best artist in his category at the western Design Conference Exhibition in 2008 and 2009. His work was selected for the Corning Museum of Glass's New Glass Review 27, and he was awarded the American Craft Council Award of Achievement in 2003. His work is in numerous public and private collections around the world. you can see more of Richard's work on his website at



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