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: Jon 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: Katie Zeilman Born and raised in Ohio, Katie comes to Kansas City by way of the North Carolina Glass Center where she instructed classes and helped in the daily glassblowing needs for the studio. Zeilman received her BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio. She enjoys pushing mechanics in traditional Italian forms and experimenting with the science behind the material of glass.
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
The Monarch Crew Club: 2015: Kevin Platt, Katie Hogan, Katie Hubbs 2016: Katie Hubbs, Willie Haynes, Max Grossman 2017: Katie Hubbs, Alison Siegel, Jason Bauer, Romina Gonzalez, DJ Benyosef, Jon Bolivar, Katie Zeilman