The craftsmanship at Icefire Glassworks begins with the building. With its hand-hewn cedar posts and steel brackets evoking Pacific Northwest Native American art, it embodies the aesthetics of the 1970s. The hinges on its doors are of material salvaged from a shipwreck, and the roof is recycled metal.
The creative spark doesn’t stop there. Born in fire, now smooth as water, glass pieces line the walls of this rustic gallery. Sensual shapes and exquisite color play with light; while visitors watch new works come into being.
Educated as a potter, self-educated as a glass artist, James Kingwell brings long experience to his classic forms. Colors range from the serenity of the “Northern Lights” pieces to the electric energy of his “Bad Hair Day” series. The “Zingers” express all the motion possible in glass.
Suzanne Kindland’s “Autumn Leaves” series evokes forests, grasslands and deserts. The “Brocades” feature complex applications of frits, powders and precious metal leaf, and the “ColorPlay” pieces use the different viscosities of the colors to form the vessels.
Also featured are gallery friends Michelle Kaptur and Mark Gordon.
Crab Floats & Geraniums
I set up this “stuff” on the deck outside my gallery to be able to paint and visit with people coming and going during the 2015 “Plein Air & More” event in Cannon Beach. The geraniums were from our front porch at home and the floats from my collection of beach finds over the decades. It was a beautiful weekend and I was thrilled to complete this oil and talk to people at the same time which can be a challenge.
Original Framed Oil 18 ½” x 22 ½” – $1,500 – Image 12” x 16” All Rights Reserved
Surround yourself with the finest Northwest artists in a gallery that is itself a work of art with a relaxed ambiance, vivid colors and unique vision.
Contemporary art lovers and critics call DragonFire “a feast for your senses.” It is one of the largest and most excitingly diverse galleries in Oregon, focusing on surprisingly affordable original art in media ranging from acrylics and oils to sculptures in bronze, steel or copper to mouth-blown and fused glass to stoneware to encaustics to fine jewelry and wearable art.
Distinctive individuality is the artistic common thread. Our goal is to help you find that first original piece, the cornerstone of your collection, or the perfect way to commemorate that special occasion.
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