Speaking of Scary

A lot of Bullseye’s gallery team spent the last week on the edge of our seats.

2006 e-merge finalist Robin Provart-Kelly was battling a coven of kiln witches in order to get a piece to us in time for SOFA Chicago. After what seemed like a lifetime of hell in the hot zone, we got an email from Robin with a 20 point EUREKA and a picture of this amazing pâte de verre work.

Robin Provart-Kelly, “Bounty”, 2008. Pâte de verre and kilnformed glass. 3.5″ x 8.25″ x 8″

It’s missed our outbound SOFA truck, so it’s traveling solo to meet up with us when we get to Chicago. We’re all elated – and minus fingernails – to be able to show Robin’s work for the first time at the fair.

Some of you may remember that Robin won second place in the Non-Functional category of e-merge in 2006. She also won an all-expense paid trip to North Lands Creative Glass in Scotland and a place in Silvia Levenson’s summer 2007 workshop there.

Robin, Cobi Cockburn and Silvia Levenson at North Lands, June 2007. Great memories, odd lunch, Robin! (fruit, kelp and driftwood?)

BTW, after e-merge and North Lands, Californian Robin went on to be shortlisted in the First London International Creative Competition.

Come on by the Bullseye Gallery booth (#407) at SOFA Chicago to check out some post-Halloween treats.

5 Responses to Speaking of Scary

  1. Bert Weiss says:

    I love this piece. For so long “beautiful” shiny glass was all you would see in the galleries. Seeing a pair of beatup gloves and robin’s eggs in glass warms my heart.

  2. I showed those gloves to The Dot… she was blown away…as was I. Do you have any “construction” notes on the piece?

  3. Lani says:

    Sorry, Gary, no construction notes. Just “keep doing it until one works”…I’ll try to get more details from Robin after SOFA.

    I think she’s in rehab right now.

  4. Toni says:

    Wow! This is a fantastic piece. The gloves look so realistic. Very cool.

  5. This amazing piece wins my vote HANDS down! or are they facing up. Wonderful piece. Les

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