The Art of Making Art Entertaining
The Glass House's touring glass blowing experience was created by Mandy Patchin and Kai Georg Scholefield in late 2014. We developed this type of studio to grow awareness of this ancient art, grow the glass blowing community, gain a meaningful connections among different communities, and share our creative ideas.
Kai and Mandy appreciate the art of improvisation, and the theatrics of glass blowing, so it felt natural to combine elements of a travelling attraction where fashionably inappropriate humor and fire may co-exist.
The live show has been said to contain the ingredients of a concert, a play, a comedy routine, and a lecture (yes, a lecture, you will be educated)- all through the informally choreographed dance steps required to create complex glass art (in front of an audience).
The Glass House Collective has approximately 20 years of experience in the glass art sector, and some of its members have traveled, lectured and shown art internationally.
The next evolutionary step for the Glass House will be to begin a tour across North America, and collaborate with organizations, institutions and communities along the way. We will have and will grow into our name Collective, adding many artists to the business and growing our small glass blowing community in Calgary. Stay tuned for updates!