Sarah Gilbert: Signs and Signifiers
Sep
28
to Oct 28

Sarah Gilbert: Signs and Signifiers

  • Public Opening, September 28, 5:00–9:00pm
  • Open First Friday, October 6, 5:00-9:00pm

  • Also open during regular business hours, and by appointment.

In her first solo exhibition at More Fire Glass Studio, Sarah Gilbert contemplates life’s questions: “How do we navigate our world?  What are the tools we use?  How do we keep from getting lost?  How do we know when we are in the right place?” and “What are the dangers that can distract us from our final goals?” Seeking answers, Gilbert draws inspiration from the ingenuity of humankind and the animal world to develop methods and tools to ensure success and survival.

Gilbert’s material of choice is glass, and her focus in cameo engraving as a way of creating imagery pulls from a long history dating back to Roman times. Her constructed narratives begin with layers of glass color and as she carves, the time consuming process of grinding away the surface enables her mind to reflect on her questions as her images emerge.

Originally from Rochester, New York, Gilbert took her first glass class in 2000 at More Fire Glass Studio.  She received her BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2005, and in 2006 she moved out to the Pacific Northwest to work as a member of the Museum of Glass Hot Shop team in Tacoma, Washington. She has been there ever since, assisting artists from around the world in making their work in addition to developing her own practice. Gilbert’s work has been featured recently in the exhibition, Young Glass, at Glasmuseet Ebeltoft in Denmark and Transparency: An LGBTQ+ Glass Art Exhibition at the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

 

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The Show on Monroe
Jun
3
12:00pm12:00pm

The Show on Monroe

We are excited to join our new neighbors in the 5th annual The Show on Monroe event!

The day will be filled with activities, music, and promotions up and down the Avenue. Stop by the More Fire studio!

The La Petite Poutine truck will be serving up delicious fare in our parking lot. Grab a bite and listen to the music of Paul Rankin while you munch. Come inside and see live glassblowing demonstrations and check out the beautiful collection of local handcrafted pieces in the gallery.

Mark your calendar now! You don't want to miss this!

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First Friday Glassblowing Demo Featuring David Schnuckel
Apr
7
4:00pm 4:00pm

First Friday Glassblowing Demo Featuring David Schnuckel

Come watch David create his exquisite goblets at More Fire Glass Studio! His work can be seen in the gallery along with beautiful glass, wood, and ceramic work by other Rochester-based artists. The gallery is open extended hours for your shopping pleasure during this event which is free and open to the public.

 

David Schnuckel is an artist, writer, and educator who currently lives and works here in Rochester.  He has earned degrees from Anderson University (BA in Fine Arts, 2003) and the Rochester Institute of Technology (MFA, 2010).  His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, had warranted a nomination for the 2011 Tiffany Foundation Award, been a contender for the 2012 International Glass Prize, and belongs in several public and private collections, including that of President Bill Clinton.  Schnuckel has lectured and taught all across the United States, as well as Japan, South Korea, Ireland, Scotland, and China. Currently, David Schnuckel is a Lecturer of Glass at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Annual Holiday Sale in our new home!
Nov
25
to Dec 4

Annual Holiday Sale in our new home!

Fine craft by local makers: glass, ceramics, metal, and wooden objects. Choose from a large selection of hand made ornaments, votive & candle holders, plates, platters, bowls, cups, vases, jewelry, bottles, sculpture and more! This is a one of a kind event you won't want to miss! Local makers including Elizabeth Lyons, Jennifer Schinzing, Rebecca Arday, Peter Pincus, Amy Grigg, Chara Dow, Kelly Justice, Lucinda Storms, David Schnuckle and Jeff Swift. Free and open to the public with live hot glass blowing demonstrations!*

 

  • Fri - Sun, Nov. 25 - 27, 10am - 4pm*                                                                                                                                                  
  • First Friday Dec. 2, 5 - 7:30pm                                                                                                                                                            
  • Sat & Sun, Dec. 3 & 4, 10am - 4pm*                                                                                                                                                      
  • & regular weekly studio hours through Christmas Eve
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First Friday Open House at More Fire Glass Studio! New location at 36 Field Street.
Nov
4
4:00pm 4:00pm

First Friday Open House at More Fire Glass Studio! New location at 36 Field Street.

Join us at our new location for a first Friday open house! Check out our new gallery and see hot glassblowing demonstrations. We are located just off of Monroe Avenue at 36 Field Street. This event is free and open to the public. If you can't make it for our open house please stop by during gallery hours. 

Shop the gallery featuring work by glass artists Elizabeth Lyons, Jennifer Schinzing, and Rebecca Arday, ceramic artists Peter Pincus and Kelly Justice, and wood workers Amy Grigg and Chara Dow.
 
Gallery and Shop Hours:
Mon by appointment
Tues by appointment
Wed 11am–6pm
Thurs 10am–6pm
Fri 10am–6pm
Sat 11am–5pm

More Fire Glass Studio is in a new location at 36 Field Street in Rochester, at the corner of Monroe Avenue and Field Street, just off the 490 exit. For additional information and directions, contact the studio by phone at 585-242-0450 or by email at info@morefireglass.com.

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Oct
6
5:00pm 5:00pm

Grand Opening!

Join us for the unveiling of our new home at 36 Field Street! Its been a crazy summer and we are excited to share with you what we have been working on. Come tour the studio and the brand new 1,500 sq foot shop and gallery space. Le Petit Poutine will be on hand for some tasty eats and for dessert, the ever so delish, Eat Me Ice Cream!

 

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Annual Holiday Sale
Nov
27
to Dec 24

Annual Holiday Sale

Weekly studio hours thru Christmas: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9AM-4PM, Wednesday 9AM-6PM and Saturday & Sunday 12-4PM.

Free and open to the public. 

A unique holiday shopping tradition here in Rochester.  The gallery will be filled with a colorful assortment of handmade gifts including ornaments, jewelry, beads, vases, bottles, bowls, platters, tea-light holders and more created by local artisans.

This year, in addition to the glass work of Elizabeth Lyons and Jennifer Schinzing, we are pleased to welcome extraordinary ceramic artist Peter Pincus, and painter/glass artist Lucinda Storms as guest artists. Affordable handmade ornaments and gifts starting at $7. This year, give a timeless creation, a one-of-a-kind gift of glass, handmade in Rochester, NY. This is a wonderful opportunity to buy local! 

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Open House
Oct
1
5:00pm 5:00pm

Open House

Join More Fire Glass Studio artists and special guest artists from the Alfred University Sculpture department lead by Angus Powers, for an evening of glassblowing demos,  food, fun & Flames! A one of a kind glass sculpture will be created and raffled off at the end of the evening! Local food trucks with delicious treats for purchase will be on hand. This event is free and open to the public! Tryon Bike will be open next door with special vendors on site.

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