Icefire Glassworks has operated out of its current location in Midtown Cannon Beach since 1991. Owner Jim Kingwell studied ceramics and was introduced to glass blowing at Portland State University under the tutelage of Ray Grimm. He founded Icefire Glassworks in 1975, representing his own work. He moved to Cannon Beach, Oregon in 1991, and set up shop at the place where Bill and Sally Worcester used to make their glass.
Since then, Icefire Glassworks has grown to represent several artists, each of whom has an abiding love for the Pacific Northwest and a connection to Cannon Beach specifically. Today, the gallery features the work of Jim, Suzanne Kindland, Michelle Kaptur, Mark Gordon, Kathleen Sheard, Tony Parker, Steve Krig, and Robert Tamis, Laura Bowker and Wendy Harmon.
Our focus is on glass art that showcases each of these artists’ talents and dedication to skill. While we typically offer one-of-a-kind pieces, there is limited custom work available.
Also featured are gallery friends Mark Gordon, Michelle Kaptur and Steven Krig.
Spring Unveiling 2020
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.
Indulge yourself with an original piece. You are guaranteed an original that is highly individual in both theme and style.