Glass artist Carol Milne sculpts with light for SummerSet Arts Festival

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Corrected 07-20-2012 12:27am

Carol Milne, glass sculptor, will exhibit at SummerSet

Carol Milne is an internationally exhibited glass sculptor working in North Seattle creating with her favorite medium, hot glass. Milne has displayed her award-winning work in galleries and art festivals in many corners of the United States and as far afield as Japan and Korea. With glass she has tackled a number of forms including shoes, knitted baskets, disembodied hands, teapots, and more. Three of the production processes she uses in her glass work are kiln cast glass, hot cast glass, and hot stitch knitted glass. 

Milne says “I like glass because it can take on an infinite number of forms and textures. Glass can show an interior image and exterior image simultaneously. It's translucent and transparent. It plays with light. It looks cool when it's hot.” 

While Milne can certainly be considered a glass artist, she also lives in the realm of a fiber artist – using knitting and weaving as ways of working with her material of choice.

The SummerSet Arts Festival: Celebrating Ronald Bog offers Milne a new challenge – translating her love of glass and light into a large scale for the outdoor setting. For warm-up, she is creating an enormous piece for Bellwether, the outdoor sculpture exhibit presented by the City of Bellevue’s Arts Program. Her Bellwether work features sculpted stone-like thick tentacle blades curling from the earth. The surfaces are treated with a knitted covering of shock cord and rope lighting to create a wonderful woven glow. We can't wait to see what Milne comes up with for the SummerSet Arts event! Her work along with 4 other sculptors will displayed at Ronald Bog Park starting the second week of September of this year.

To see more of Carol's work visit her website. SummerSet Arts Festival:Celebrating Ronald Bog, a free to the public event, begins in September with a Celebration Day of music, dance, art-making, and nature appreciation on September 15th. Shoreline residents are invited to join in art-making at month of July Cromwell Park concerts, month of August Sunday afternoons at Ronald Bog Park, and other Shoreline events. For more information contact Cynthia Knox, project coordinator.


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