“Warm Glass” New Work by Chesson, Goudy, Lightfoot, Pizzichillo, Schatz

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“Warm Glass” New Work by Chesson, Goudy, Lightfoot, Pizzichillo, Schatz

November 4 @ 5:00 pm - December 17 @ 5:00 pm


Manna Gallery is pleased to present “Warm Glass”, a showcase of current fused glass artwork by seasoned artists working in the Bay area.  This exhibition opens Saturday, November 5 and continues to Saturday, December 17.  A reception for the artists occurs on Saturday, November 5, from 2 to 4 pm. Where they will be present to discuss their work woth gallery visitors.

Sylvia Chesson is best known for her organically painted glass wall panels she creates using various forms of colored glass applied and kiln fired onto  large glass substrates.  After graduating in studio art Sylvia continued working in various art mediums. Her pathway into kiln formed glass began 30 years ago when she was creating stained glass panels.  The past ten years her artworks have been entirely kiln formed glass.

Mark Goudy is a Berkeley-based artist exploring the intersection of form and pattern, science and art. With a BS in Biology and an MS in Electrical Engineering under his belt, Mark is a designer who is influenced by his life experiences: music, chemistry, engineering, and art – they all come together quite perfectly in his work. Following a 20-year career in the virtual world of computer

graphics chip design, he began his ceramics endeavor in 2009. His unique vessel and sculptural forms have been exhibited and collected nationally and internationally. In 2018 he started working in kiln formed glass.

Mark Lightfoot received a BS degree in Design from the University of Michigan  and an MFA from the University of Washington.  After a long career as a painter, printmaker and sculptor, Mark has found an exciting new material with fused glass which has opened up for him a world of vast new possibilities.

Bruce Pizzichillo has had over 30 years’ experience working with both blown and fused glass.  His multimedia work combines fused and blown glass with a variety of found materials, creating works which are sometimes whimsical and always thought provoking.

Mark Schatz is an architect, educator, and artist from Novato.  He moved to California from his hometown of Detroit to study architecture at Stanford, fell in love with the Bay Area and stuck around.  He has worked in a variety of media including photography, stained glass, and ceramics before his work in glass fusing, which began when his children bought him a series of classes after feeling he was creatively stifled during the last recession.  Mark is a currently a principal at ELS Architects in Berkeley.  He teaches architectural design and practice at UC Berkeley and Cal Poly


November 4 @ 5:00 pm
December 17 @ 5:00 pm
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