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: Madeline Almeida Almeida enjoys the production side of glassblowing and loves working on a team producing high quantities and finding a good rhythm. Canadian born, she was raised in Houston and fell in love with glass at the University of Texas at Arlington. She progressed in her career after departing from the Texas program to work full time at the renowned Wheaton Village in New Jersey. She came to Monarch learn and develop even further. She has hopes of opening her own studio in Texas in the future.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
Previous Instructors at Monarch Glass Studio: Tyler Kimball, Katie Hubbs, Willie Haynes, Alison Siegel, Amanda Patenaude, Jonathan Bolivar, Danny White
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