Sizelove, Steve: 1973, USA

The Artist:

Steve Sizelove was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin. He completed the "Foundations" program at Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in Wisconsin in 1993; attended the Kevin O'Grady, Lewis Wilson, Roger Parramore, and Robert Mickelsen workshops at Glasscraft, Inc. in Golden, Colorado in 1996, 1977, 1988, and 1999 respectively. In 1999 Sizelove, completed the traditional furnace glassblowing course with Ed Broadfield at Table Mountain Glassworks, Lakewood, Colorado. Sizelove worked and studied at two workshop programs in 2004 under Lucio Bubacco, in Lagayette Indiana. Further, in 2006 Mr. Sizelove studied at Milon Townsend's "Focus on the Figure", in Hilton New York. Steve Sizelove continues to explore the process of the glass medium and in that exploration he continues to seek opportunities to work with masters in the field.

Flameworking glass provides Sizelove with opportunities to explore color, composition and texture, often in the context of traditional forms. His work, although displaying the foundations of tradition, evolves beyond historical references. His figure study goblets, for example, present the union of contemporary form with the classical study of the human figure. Each work is unique, and present images that blur the line between goblet and sculpture.

Professional Experience:

Sizemore, a master craftsman, is both student and teacher. His work is respected and admired throughout the US and abroad. Currently and throughout his career he has been teaching workshops, giving demonstrations, and writing for professional publications. Presently, since 2002 Sizelove organized and taught individual and group workshops at his home studio in Richmond, Indiana. Other professional experiences include: 2009 Workshops: Halo Glass, Fort Collins, CO; Toledo Museum of Art, OH; Neusole, Cincinnati, OH; Flameworks, Austin, TX . 2008 demonstrations at the of Arts & Design at Heller Gallery, New York, NY. 2007 group workshops "Building on Your Fundamentals" at Unbroken Glass, Peoria, IL, and Brooklyn, NY; and his class on a beginning goblet workshop at Urban Glass ,at Halo Glass, Fort Collins, CO, the group workshop called "Building on Your Fundamentals", at Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA; the extended "Building on Your Fundamentals" workshop at the TACA Tennessee Craft Fair, Nashville, TN; and demonstrations of his his work techniques in Carney's Point, NJ at the International Flameworking Conference. 2006 exhibitions, presentations and workshops, included "Building on Your Fundamentals" at Revere Academy Of Glass, Berkeley, California; The Exhibition Committee at the Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, Indiana; Conducted a workshop group "Building On Your Fundamentals" at Mesa Art Center, Mesa, Arizona; Gallery talk at the Art Association of Randolph County, Union City, Indiana; Conducted group goblet workshop at Philadelphia Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Wrote "Process, Design, and Content" for Glass Line Magazine, Volume 20, #1; Conducted group workshop "Building On Your Fundamentals" at Lucid Visions, Jacksonville Beach, Florida; Conducted a beginner group workshop for Minnetrista Cultural Center at Colored Sands glass in Ft. Wayne, Indiana; Attended the International Flameworking Conference in Carneys Point, New Jersey. 2005 consultations and other professional work included Minnetrista Cultural Center on grant proposal; Conducted interview with Lucio Bubacco for The Flow Magazine; wrote technical review of Draconis Glassworks for The Flow Magazine; Conducted four group workshops for Minnetrista Cultural Center at Colored Sands Glass in Ft. Wayne, Indiana; Attended the International Flameworking Conference, Carneys Point, New Jersey. 2004 work included attendence the Glass Art Society's annual conference in New Orleans, Louisiana; Conducting workshops at Colored Sands Glass in Fort Wayne, Indiana; Tecnolux in Brooklyn, New York; Shockwave Glassworks in Victoria, British Columbia; Attendence at the International Flameworking Conference, Carneys Point, New Jersey. 2003 work included the launching of Stevesizelove.com; Lead collaborative project at Colored Sands Glass in Fort Wayne, Indiana; Attendance at the Glass Art Society's annual conference in Seattle, Washington; Conducting a workshop at The Glass Collective in Ymir, British Columbia. 2002-2000 Attendence at the International Flameworking Conference, Carneys Point, New Jersey and Personal Workshops home studio in Richmond, Indiana Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Milford, New Hampshire.

Exhibitions and Awards:

2008 NICHE Award in the category of "Glass -Lampworked"; 2007 Exhibitions the annual Contemporary Craft Exhibition, University of St. Francis, Fort Wayne, IN; Finalist for the Rosen Group's; Exhibited "40th Mid-States Craft Exhibition," Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science, Evansville, IN; "Craft Forms 2007," Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA; "Natural Progression," Galleria Di Vetro, New Smyrna Beach, FL; "1000 Cups Exhibition," 2007 International Crafts Trend Fair, Seoul,Korea; Awarded the Wayne Vincent Contemporary Art Award, "The 109th Annual Exhbition," Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, IN; Exhibited "Cheers! A MAD Collection of Goblets," Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY; Exhibited "Aquavino," Vespermann Glass Gallery, Atlanta, GA; Awarded 1st Place - Vessels and Best of Show, "Sand and Fire," Minnetrista Cultural Center, Muncie, IN; Exhibited "The Looking Glass," Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI; Exhibited 9th Annual Goblet Show, The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; ExhibitedThree Rivers Invitational Exhibition, University of St. Francis, Ft.Wayne, IN; Exhibited 13th Annual Goblet Show, Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass, Dallas, Texas; Participated in the Michigan Glass Month Exhibition, Ariana Gallery, Royal Oak, MI; Participated in the Flameworking Exhibition, Wheaton Arts Gallery of Fine Craft at the International Flameworking Conference, Carneys Point, NJ; Participated in "Organic: An Exploration of Materials," a three person exhibit at the Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, IN; Participated in the 17th Annual Juried Art Show, Minnestrista Cultural Center, Muncie,Indiana. 2006 Solo Exhibition, Glass in the Flame, Indianapolis Art Center, Indiana; Finalist for the Rosen Groups 2007 NICHE Award in the category Goblets; Finalist for the Rosen Groups 2007 NICHE Award in the category Glass Lampworked; Participated in Craft Forms 2006, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania; Participated in Aquarium, Vespermann Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia; Participated in the 108th Annual Exhibition, Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, Indiana; Participated in the 15th Anniversary Show, Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass, Dallas, Texas; Participated in the 12th Annual Goblet Show, Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass, Dallas, Texas; Participated in 8th Annual Goblet Show, The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Participated in the Three Rivers Invitational Exhibition, University of St. Francis, Ft. Wayne, Indiana; Featured Artist Exhibition, Philadelphia Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Conducted personal workshop in Milford, New Hampshire. 2007Participated in the annual Contemporary Craft Exhibition, University of St. Francis, Fort Wayne, IN; Finalist for the Rosen Group's 2008 NICHE Award in the category of "Glass - Lampworked"; Exhibited the "40th Mid-States Craft Exhibition," Evansville Museum of Arts,History, and Science, Evansville, IN; Participated in "Craft Forms 2007," Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA; Exhibited"Natural Progression," Galleria Di Vetro, New Smyrna Beach, FL; Exhibited "1000 Cups Exhibition," 2007 International Crafts Trend Fair, Seoul, Korea; Awarded the Wayne Vincent Contemporary Art Award, "The 109th Annual Exhibition," Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, IN; Exhibited "Cheers! A MAD Collection of Goblets," Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY; Exhibited "Aquavino," Vespermann Glass Gallery, Atlanta, GA ;Awarded 1st Place - Vessels and Best of Show, "Sand and Fire," Minnetrista Cultural Center, Muncie, IN; Exhibited "The Looking Glass," Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI; Exhibited 9th Annual Goblet Show, The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Exhibited Three Rivers Invitational Exhibition," University of St. Francis, Ft.Wayne, IN; Exhibited 13th Annual Goblet Show, Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass, Dallas, Texas; Exhibited the Michigan Glass Month Exhibition Ariana Gallery, Royal Oak, MI; Exhibited the Flameworking Exhibition, Wheaton Arts Gallery of Fine Craft at the International Flameworking Conference, Carneys Point, NJ Exhibited "Organic: An Exploration of Materials," a three person exhibit at the Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, IN; Exhibited the 17th Annual Juried Art Show, Minnestrista Cultural Center, Muncie; Indiana. 2006 Solo Exhibition, Glass in the Flame, Indianapolis Art Center, Indiana; Finalist for the Rosen Groups 2007 NICHE Award in the category Goblets Finalist for the Rosen Groups 2007 NICHE Award in the category Glass Lampworked";Exhibited "Craft Forms 2006," Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania; Exhibited Aquarium, Vespermann Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia; Exhibited the 108th Annual Exhibition, Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, Indiana; Exhibited the 15th Anniversary Show, Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass, Dallas, Texas; Exhibited the 12th Annual Goblet Show, Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass, Dallas, Texas; Exhibited 8th Annual Goblet Show, The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Exhibited the Three Rivers Invitational Exhibition, University of St. Francis, Ft.; Wayne, Indiana; Featured Artist Exhibition, Philadelphia Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Indiana Exhibited the Flameworking Exhibition, Wheaton Village Gallery of Fine Craft at the International Flameworking Conference, Carneys Point, New Jersey; Awarded 2nd place in the 16th Annual Juried Art Show, Minnestrista Cultural Center, Muncie, Indiana; Exhibited the 13th Annual Scent Bottle Invitational, Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass, Dallas, Texas; Exhibited Handcrafted, The Rocky Mount Art Center, Rocky Mount, North Carolina. 2005 Exhibited the 107th Annual Exhibition, Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, Indiana; Exhibited the annual Contemporary Craft Exhibition, University of St. Francis, Fort Wayne, Indiana Finalist for the Rosen Groups 2006 NICHE Award in the category Goblets; Exhibited the Grand Opening Show for Philadelphia Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Exhibited Noche Roja Caliente, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, Massachusetts; Awarded The Flow Magazines Emerging Artists Award, Volume 3, Issue 1; Exhibited the Annual Goblet Show, Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass. Dallas, Texas; Exhibited the Annual Goblet Show, The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Featured Artist Exhibition, Red Dot Glass Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana Exhibited Glass: Form and Function, Symmetry Gallery, Troy, Michigan; Exhibited Interpretations of the Figure 2005, University of Indianapolis, Indiana; Exhibited "15th Annual Minnetrista Juried Art Show," Minnetrista Cultural Center, Muncie, Indiana; Exhibited "Art in Human Motion, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, Virginia; Awarded the Rosen Groups 2005 NICHE Award in the category of Goblets. 2004 Awarded 1st place for entry into "Three Voices: Generations of Women," Ball State University Foundation, Muncie, Indiana; Exhibited the 2004 Glass Art Society International Juried Auction, New Orleans, Louisiana; Exhibited the 10th Annual Goblet Show, Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass, Dallas, Texas; Exhibited the Annual Goblet Show, The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Exhibited the Drinking Glass Competition, Eugene Glass School, Eugene, Oregon; Exhibited "Glass Goblets," The Kentucky Museum of Art & Design, Louisville, Kentucky; Exhibited "Blown Away: New Forms in Glass," Post Picasso.com's juried online show; Finalist for the Rosen Groups 2005 NICHE Award in the category Goblets Finalist for the Rosen Groups 2005 NICHE Award in the category Glass Lampworked Exhibited the Harrison Center for the Arts! Blue Christmas, Indianapolis, Indiana. 2003 Awarded the "Best Art in Flameworking" and Best Use of Borosilicate Color for entry into The Glass Art Fellowship's "Glass at the Gardens," Denver Botanical Gardens,Denver, Colorado; Exhibited "A Gallery of Glass," Carlyn Galerie, Dallas, Texas. 1999 Awarded 1st and 3rd prizes for entries into the Glass Art Fellowship's "Glass at the Gardens," Denver Botanical Gardens, Colorado.

Press Releases:

November 2008: Sizelove selected as 2009 NICHE Award finalist for Lampwork and Goblets; November 2007: Sizelove selected as 2008 NICHE Award finalist for Lampwork; November 2006: "Glass in the Flame," a solo exhibition by Steve Sizelove at the Indianapolis Art Center; November 2006: Sizelove selected as 2007 NICHE Award finalist for Lampwork; November 2006: Sizelove selected as 2007 NICHE Award finalist for Goblets; November 2005: Emerging Glass Artist Steve Sizelove Gains Recognition; November 2005: Sizelove selected as 2005 NICHE Award finalist for Toast to Bacchus Goblet; February 2005: Sizelove wins 2005 NICHE Award for Neoclassic Goblet; November 2004: Sizelove selected as 2005 NICHE Award finalist for Neoclassic Goblet; November 2004: Sizelove selected as 2005 NICHE Award finalist for Figure Study Goblet.

Media:

2008 "Style Spotlight," American Style Magazine, December 2008. 2007 "Glasscaster: An Interview with Steve Sizelove," The Flow, Summer 2007; "Longneck Vessels: A Demonstration by Steve Sizelove," The Flow, Summer 2007; "Datebook/Museums," American Style, April 2007; "Uncovering Innovation: 2007 NICHE Award Finalists," NICHE Magazine, Winter 2007 Glasscaster with Marcie Davis: An Interview with Steve Sizelove, The Flow, Summer 2007; Longneck Vessels: A Demonstration by Steve Sizelove, The Flow, Summer 2007 Datebook/Museums; American Style, April 2007; Uncovering Innovation: 2007 NICHE Awards Finalists, NICHE Magazine, Winter 2007. 2006 Glass Art and More at IAC, Nuvo, December 13-20, 2006; Richmond Glass Artists Solo Exhibit Opens in Capital, Palladium-Item, December,2006; That's Clever! Home & Gardens Television, episode HCLVR-256Process, Design, and Content," Glass Line Magazine, Volume 20, Issue 1; Glass Art: New Twists on an Age-Old Craft, Columns, Summer 2006; Glass Provides Creative Outlet, Palladium-Item, June 6, 2006; 500 Glass Objects: A Celebration of Functional and Sculptural Objects, Introduction by Maureen Littleton, Lark Books Crafts Insight: Glass, The Crafts Report, June 2006; "Craft Matters...," Crafts Business, March/April 2006 "Member Profile," GAS News, March 2006; Today, Tomorrow To Excellence! 06 Niche Award Finalists, NICHE Magazine, Winter 2006. 2005 What's New, The Flow, Volume 3, Issue 2; Datebook/Galleries, American Style, August 2005; Whats New in Goblets, NICHE Magazine, Summer 2005;Emerging Artists Award, The Flow, Volume 3, Issue 1; In Good Company: 05 NICHE Award Winners, NICHE Magazine, Spring 2005; Celebrate American Craft: 05 NICHE Award Finalists, NICHE Magazine, Winter 2005; 2004 Readers Gallery, The Flow, Volume 2, Issue 3 2003 What's New, The Flow, Volume 1, Issue 3.

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Sizelove5: Figure Study Goblets

Steve Sizelove, Figure Study Goblets 43 and 44. Size: 15.75"H x 5.75"W x 5"D. and 21"H x 5.5"W x 4.75"D. Close-Up.

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Sizelove1: Accent Vessels Group

Steve Sizelove, Accent Vessel Group1- Style One: Size 18.25"H x 4.25"W x 4.25"D.Close-Up

$350. each

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Sizelove2: Accent Vessel

Steve Sizelove, Accent Vessel 4- Style One. Size: 18.25"H x 4.25"W x 4.25"D. Close-Up

$350.

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Sizelove3: Artifact Vessel

Steve Sizelove, Artifact Vessel 8- 21. Size: 5"H x 5.5"W x 5.5"D. Close-Up

$850.

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Sizelove4: Artifact Vessel

Steve Sizelove, Artifact Vessel 16- 18. Size: 75"H x 6"W x 6"D.Close-Up

$425.

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Sizelove6: Figure Study Goblet

Steve Sizelove, Figure Study Goblet 41. Size:15.25"H x 6"W x 6"Close-Up

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Sizelove5: Figure Study Goblets..

Steve Sizelove, Figure Study Goblets. Size of 43 is 15.75"H x 5.75"W x 5"D and Size of 44 is 21"H x 5.5"D x 5"D Close-Up

$1,800. each.

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Sizelove6: Figure Study Goblet..

Steve Sizelove, Figure Study Goblet41. Size: 15.25"H x 6"W x 6"D Close-Up

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Sizelove7: Figure Study Goblet...

Steve Sizelove, Figure Study Goblet28. Size: 15.25"H x 6"W x 6"D.. Close-Up

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Sizelove8: Figure Study Goblet...

Steve Sizelove, Figure Study Goblet36. Size: 15.25"H x 4.25"W x 4.5"D... Close-Up

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Sizelove9: Neo Classic Vessel...

Steve Sizelove, Neo Classic Vessel11. Size: 15.25"H x 4.25"W x 4.5"D.. Close-Up

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Sizelove10: Neo Classic Group..

Steve Sizelove, Neo Classic Group 2. Size: ca. 15.25"H x 4.25"W x 4.5"D... Close-Up

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Sizelove11: Strong Woman...

Steve Sizelove, Strong Woman Vessel16. Size: 22.75"H x 5.75W x 5.75"D... Close-Up| Closer.

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Sizelove12: Strong Woman.....

Steve Sizelove, Strong Woman17. Size: 22.75"H x 5.75"W x 5.75"D.. Close-Up| Closer.

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Sizelove13: Strong Woman..

Steve Sizelove, Strong Woman20. Size: 22.75"H x 5.75"W x 5.75"D... Close-Up| Closer.

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Sizelove14: Venetian Interpretation...

Steve Sizelove, Venetian Interpretation Goblet11. Size: 8.75"H x 5.75"W x 3.75"D...Close-Up

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Sizelove15: Venetian Interpretation..

Steve Sizelove, Venetian Interpretation Goblet 5. Size: 9.5"H x 4"W x 4"D" Close-Up

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Sizelove16: Dreams for Deep...

Steve Sizelove, Dreams for Deep Goblet . Size: 9.5"H x 4"W x 4"D.. Close-Up

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Sizelove17: Binary Pair...

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Sizelove18: The Game..

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Sizelove19: Goblet2...

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Sizelove19: They'll Play Blonde...

Steve Sizelove, They'll Play Blonde. Size: 9.5"H x 4"W x 4"D.. Close-Up

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