Located in Biot on the French Riviera, PIERINI Glass Studio, a place of inspiration and creation specializing in artistic glass, hosts, as part of its artist residencies, from June 6 to 20, 2018, a couple of famous glassmakers Americans: Kelly O’Dell & Raven Skyriver.
Property of Antoine PIERINI, glass blower & sculptor and his wife Gaëlle, this unique place proposes to extend his passion for this versatile and indomitable material by presenting the fascinating and impressive work of these two artists come straight from Seattle.
Directly inspired by living wildlife and with a special sensitivity towards endangered species, the accomplishments of Kelly O’Dell and Raven Skyriver transcend by their beauty, precision and realism.
Look at their work & achievement is possible:
– From Wednesday, June 06 to Friday, June 8, Raven Skyriver will play the cane alternating demonstration and realization.
– From Monday the 11th to the Wednesday the 13th of June, his wife Kelly O’Dell will take over by proposing in his turn demonstration and realization of pieces.
To finish this week of residency, Sunday, June 17:
– From 4pm, a 4 hands demonstration between Kelly O’Dell and Raven Skyriver will take place in the workshop. Following will be a meeting with artists for exchange and sharing. The works produced during the residency will be presented and commented on a cocktail served from 6pm.
The exhibition « American Glass Artists at Biot – Welcome Kelly O’Dell & Raven Skyriver » will be held in the PIERINI Glass Studio showroom until October 28, 2018.
The showroom is open to the public:
Monday to Saturday: 10:00 to 12:30 and 14:00 to 18:30
Sunday: from 2.30 pm to 6.30 pm (April to October off season by appointment)
Born in Seattle in 1973, grew up in Hawaii and now lives in the Pacific Northwest. When she was very young, her artist parents made their living using stained glass, oven glass and pressed flowers. During her graduate studies, Kelly discovered glass and became passionate about it.
The University of Hawaii program offered her many opportunities to study at Pilchuck Glass School, and she finally decided to move there as a member of the William Morris Winter Crew.
His work focuses on the themes of extinction, preservation and human impact on the natural world. She lives in Stanwood, WA with her husband Raven Skyriver and their 7 year old son Wren.
Raven Skyriver :
Born in 1982, Raven Skyriver began drinking glass in high school at the age of sixteen. Raven’s mentor, Lark Dalton, taught him to build glassblowing equipment and trained him in traditional Venetian technique. In 2003, Raven was invited to join the team of William Morris. He worked in the team until Morris retired in 2007. The experience of working with such a talented group of artists galvanized his decision to sculpt glass as a profession.
Raven lives near the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington, and produces his work in the Seattle area. He shows his work nationally and has been featured in group exhibitions internationally. His orientation in the field of sculpture and the representation of marine life are inspired by his island education and are influenced by the creatures that populate this fragile ecosystem.
Their singular sources of inspiration give completely different and hallucinating works of realism.