An Evening with Ben Beres & Ross Richmond
Friday, October 16: 5-9pm
Join us for a socially distanced Open Studio and enjoy an amazing live collaboration between local artist Ben Beres, visiting glass artist Ross Richmond, and our artisan team of glassblowers.
Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed.
We’ll be going virtual from 7-8pm so everyone can join us!
About BEN BERES
Ben Beres is a Seattle-based artist who has been printmaking for the past two decades, with a focus on creating detailed works through the process of etching on copper. Over the years his practice has expanded to include work in the as yet-experimental arena of vitreography (printing with glass plates), etching on glass, and public engagement through performance. He teaches printmaking at Cornish College of the Arts and vitreography at Pilchuck Glass School.
About ROSS RICHMOND
Ross started working with glass at the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1991. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art with a major in Glass and a minor in Metals. He has studied and taught at many prestigeous glass schools across the country including the Penland School of Craft and the Pilchuck Glass School. In 1997 Ross began working as an apprentice to William Morris becoming a member of his team in 1999, working alongside Bill until his retirement in 2007. Ross has had residencies at the Tacoma Museum of Glass, Toledo Glass Museum and Corning Glass Museum in the last few years, and is in the slow proces of building his own hot glass studio. Ross' pieces are typically narrative, working mainly with figurative elements and symbolic objects. His work currently shows at a number of galleries across the country and he has taught in the US and Canada.