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.