The Gaffer: Tyler Kimball Born and raised in Kansas City, Tyler Kimball has returned home after 17 years away, developing skills and appreciation for the fine art of glassblowing. During that stint he worked for various studios, artists and facilities in many forms. Also during that time, his work grew in stature, showing in galleries internationally, and featured in many museums and private collections. Kimball is proud to bring his love of glass to Kansas City in the form of Monarch Glass Studio. Check out great process videos and much more on Instagram @coach_kimball
Crew Member: Jonathan Bolivar Previous to coming to Monarch Glass Studio, Bolivar worked for five years at Tulsa Glassblowing School, where he taught numerous classes and worked as part of the production team. His work aims to mesh color and form into the perfect piece.
Crew Member: Alison Siegel Having moved to Kansas City from way of Brooklyn, New York, Siegel has worked with hot glass for over 12 years and brings great technical knowledge as well as limitless creativity to Monarch Glass Studio. Her work has shown around the country and is currently represented by Heller Gallery in Chelsea, New York.
Crew Member: Katie Hogan With an MFA in Glass Art from SIU in Carbondale, IL, Hogan brings much experience to the table at Monarch Glass Studio. She has spent time running galleries in Illinois as well as working for various glass artists over the years. She came on as a crew member at Monarch shortly after her time as an intern in the fall of 2017. She is a Kansas City, Missouri native.
Crew Member: Jack Hedrick Hedrick was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and continued his Ohio residence until graduating from Bowling Green University with a BFA in glass-forming and Art. Since, he has worked in multiple glassblowing studios in different degrees, ranging from assistant to gaffer to studio manager. His artwork uses street culture aesthetics and character development to build up currents of animated lifestyles.
The Intern: Rotating A program at Monarch Glass studio offered to those with some experience in glassblowing and wanting to attain more knowledge of a running studio. The program runs for seven weeks in the Fall and Spring. The intern commits to one day per week to the studio and receives a free day with assistance on the last day of the program to use the new skills they learned in crating their own work. Email email@example.com if you'd like to be considered for the next intern rotation. Previous Interns: Spring 2016- LeRoy Grubbs, Fall 2016- Josh Fredock Spring 2017- Justin George, Fall 2017- Katie Hogan Spring 2018- Ryan Thomas, Fall 2018- Jason Bell Spring 2019- Will Weirick
The Monarch Crew Club: 2015: Tyler Kimball, Kevin Platt, Katie Hogan, Katie Hubbs 2016: Tyler Kimball, Katie Hubbs, Willie Haynes, Max Grossman 2017: Tyler Kimball, Katie Hubbs, Alison Siegel, Jason Bauer, Romina Gonzalez, DJ Benyosef, Jonathan Bolivar, Amanda Patenaude, Katie Hogan 2018: Tyler Kimball, Jonathan Bolivar, Katie Hogan, Amanda Patenaude, Madeline Almeida, Alison Siegel 2019: Tyler Kimball, Jonathan Bolivar, Katie Hogan, Alison Siegel, Jack Hedrick, Justin George
Previous Instructors at Monarch Glass Studio: Tyler Kimball, Katie Hubbs, Willie Haynes, Alison Siegel, Amanda Patenaude, Jonathan Bolivar, Danny White, Jack Hedrick, DJ Benyosef
Monarch Glass Studio is looking to hire:
Crew Member: Looking for a crew member who is able in the hotshop, keep the studio clean and organized, willing to coldwork, assist in the tech department, lead events, teach classes, and help with walk-in customers. The ideal candidate will have at least four years experience in a glassblowing studio and have a passion for studio glass as well as an openness to learning new things. We work hard and play hard at Monarch with lots of "after-school" activities. It's a great job to help mature abilities and continue in your field while working on your art, using the benefits of some free blow-time with assistance and access to the cold-shop. This position will be approximately 30 to 35 hours per week. Pay depends on experience. Ideal start date- 9/9/19
Crew Member Duex: Looking for a crew member who is able to assist in the hotshop, assist in classes and events, assemble stained glass windows or at least be open to learning how, keep the studio clean and organized, and help with walk-in customers. The ideal candidate will have been working with glass in some fashion for at least two years and see themselves as a career glass artist. This position will be approximately 24 to 32 hours per week. Free blow-time and access to the cold-working equipment will be a benefit on top of all the good times had in and out of the studio with the crew! Pay depends on experience but will not exceed $12 per hour to start. Ideal start date- 9/12/19
To apply to either position at Monarch Glass Studio, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume, two samples of your own artwork, and a paragraph or two about yourself and why you'd be the right fit at Monarch Glass Studio. Interviews will begin in April and continue until the positions are filled.