Lecture by Kait Rhoads (includes hot-glass demonstration)

Presented by the Glass Program
November 26, 2013, 8:00–11:00 am
"Cascade," 2013, blown glass, copper, and steel, 30 x 24 x 12 in.

Oakland Campus
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Free and open to the public
Shaklee Building

More info: Elin Christopherson, echristopherson@cca.edu, 510.414.5243

Kait Rhoads is a glass blower and sculptor living and working in Seattle. Her color and pattern combinations are inspired by a reverence for nature.

To render natural imagery such as feathers, seaweed, and cherry blossoms, she uses the traditional Italian-patterning techniques of cane and murrine. The fluid nature of the created line illustrates how obstacles can inhibit or enhance movement; this aspect of melting and fusing the colors infuses each piece with rhythmic movement and organic growth.

This year alone, Rhoads has been in two museum shows and currently has work at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her work is in extensive museum and private collections.