Carol Milne

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Carol Milne
Carol Milne
Carol Milne in studio working on Grow Lights,[1] 2012
Website
www.carolmilne.com

Carol Milne is an internationally recognized [2][3][4] Canadian sculptor[5] living in Seattle, Washington. She is best known for her Knitted Glass work,[6] winning the Silver Award, in the International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa Japan 2010.[7]

Career[edit]

Milne graduated in 1985 from the University of Guelph Ontario, in Landscape Architecture.

After a short stint at a landscape architect's office, Milne worked at a pre-press graphics shop managing a small group of digital typesetters. In 1988-89 she was a graduate student in the University of Iowa's MFA program in sculpture.

Licton Springs Park[edit]

Mosaic tile at Licton Springs Park, Seattle, Washington

1993 – 1996, Milne re-designed the Licton Springs, Seattle Playground in Seattle,[8] Washington. Working with ceramicist Lisa Halverson, and community volunteers, they worked with local school children to make urban wildlife tiles that were incorporated into the park design.

Since 2000, Milne works primarily in glass, although knitting also plays a major part in her non-glass sculptures. See, for example, “Grow Lights”.[9][10]

Knitted Glass[edit]

In 2006, Milne created “Knitted Glass”, incorporating the techniques of Knitting, lost-wax casting, mold-making, and kiln-casting. As Milne describes in, “Knitting wasn't yet cool...”:[11] The process involves (A) knitting the original art piece using wax strands, (B) surrounding the wax with a heat-tolerant refractory material, (C ) then removing the wax by melting it out, thus creating a mold; (D) the mold is placed in a kiln where lead crystal “frit” heated to 1,530 Fahrenheit melts into the mold; (E) after the mold has cooled, the mold material is removed to reveal the finished piece within.

Close-up of 'Jitterbug' - Knitted Glass

Recognition[edit]

  • 2 Honorable Mentions, Cheongju International Craft Juried Competition, Cheongju, Republic of Korea [4]
  • Honorable Mention purchase award, Art of Our Century, UVU Woodbury Art Museum, Orem, UT [5]
  • Silver Prize, International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa, Japan, 2010 [6]
  • Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) Award, Artist's Trust, Seattle, WA, 2007

[7]

'Imperfect For You' - SILVER award winner at The International Exhibition of Glass: Kanazawa 2010

Notable Exhibitions[edit]

∗ indicates solo show

2012

10 x 10 x 10 Tieton, Tieton, WA [8]

Bellwether 2012: Artwalk Bellevue, Bellevue, WA [9] [10]

Teapots! 6, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA [11]

Hot Tea! 13th Biennial Teapot Exhibition, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO [12]

International Artist Exhibition (online), The Contemporary Glass Society, http://www.cgs.org.uk

2011

7th Cheongju International Craft Juried Competition, Cheongju, Republic of Korea [13]

Art of Our Century, UVU Woodbury Art Museum, Orem, UT [14]

'Knitted Glass' bowl

2010

∗Standing Tall: Towers in Glass, Gallery IMA, Seattle, WA [15]

The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2010, Design Center Ishikawa, Kanazawa, Japan and Notojima Glass Art Museum, Ishikawa, Japan [16]

Bellwether 2010: Artwalk Bellevue, Bellevue, WA [17]

Contain: Vessels and the Art of Containment, Luke & Eloy Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA [18]

31st Annual Mesa Contemporary Crafts, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ [19]

2009

∗Facing the Future, Gallery IMA, Seattle, WA [20]

The Perfect Fit – Shoes Tell Stories, The Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA: traveled to The Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY; Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany, New York; Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT; Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID; [21]

Fibers Expanded, Luke and Eloy Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA [22]

Basket show, Museo Gallery, Langley, WA [23]

2008

Pilchuck on Display: An Exhibition of International Glass Art, The Westin Hotel, Seattle, WA

∗Glass Slippers, Gallery IMA, Seattle, WA [24]

High Tech/Low Tech, Oregon College of Arts & Crafts, Portland, OR

∗In the Name of Love, installation of 38 glass sculptures, Gallery IMA, Seattle, WA [25]

2007

Pilchuck on Display: An Exhibition of International Glass Art, The Westin Hotel, Seattle, WA

Animalia, Allied Arts, Richland, WA

Craft Biennial: A Review of Northwest Art & Craft, OCAC, Portland, OR

Lucent: A Survey of Contemporary Canadian Glass, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

2006

To Hold Within: Redefining the Container, Part I Waterworks Gallery, Friday Harbor, WA

Pilchuck on Display: An Exhibition of International Glass Art, The Westin Hotel, Seattle, WA

Pilchuck 20, 2nd Annual Exhibition Stewart Gallery, Boise Idaho

Good Things/Small Packages: An Intimate Look at Small Glass, Public Glass, San Francisco

North American Glass 2006, Guilford Art Center, Guilford, CT, Juried by James Mongrain

Crafts National, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

2005

Pilchuck on Display: An Exhibition of International Glass Art, The Westin Hotel, Seattle, WA

New Hope 3rd Annual Indoor Sculpture Exhibit, New Hope, Pennsylvania

2004

Pilchuck on Display: An Exhibition of International Glass Art, The Westin Hotel, Seattle, WA

Pilchuck Glass School Instructor’s Show, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

Northwest Biennial: Building Wise, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

2003

Pratt Glass Art Instructor’s Exhibit, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA

2002

Pilchuck on Display: An Exhibition of International Glass Art, The Westin Hotel, Seattle, WA

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carol Milne "Grow Lights" at Bellwether 2012". 
  2. ^ 2 Honorable Mentions, Cheongju International Craft Juried Competition, Cheongju, Republic of Korea [1]
  3. ^ Honorable Mention purchase award, Art of Our Century, UVU Woodbury Art Museum, Orem, UT [2]
  4. ^ Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) Award, Artist's Trust, Seattle, WA, 2007 [3]
  5. ^ Lucent: A Survey of Contemporary Canadian Glass 2007. A publication of the Glass Art Association of Canada www.glassartcanada.ca
  6. ^ Knitting With Glass – Impossible!?
  7. ^ Silver Prize, International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa Japan, 2010
  8. ^ DPD - Northgate Public Art Plan - City of Seattle
  9. ^ City of Bellevue, BELLWETHER 2012
  10. ^ Artist's video webpage
  11. ^ Fiberarts Magazine Summer Issue 2011