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2021 Visiting Artist Series
In 2021, we welcomed Corey Pemberton and Dafna Kaffeman to the Perry Glass Studio.
November 5–7, 2021
Dafna Kaffeman creates exquisitely crafted plant replicas from glass using the bench-top technique of flameworking, or lampworking. She visited the Perry Glass Studio as a Visiting Artist in November coinciding with her Museum exhibition If You Thirst for a Homeland: Flame-worked glass by Dafna Kaffeman.
Kaffeman’s botanical specimens reflect the natural world of the artist’s home in Isreal. Each plant has its own environmental, cultural, historical, or religious significance that the artist draws upon to craft a poignant message about violence and the fragility of human life.
The Lecture with the Artist was presented in partnership with the Jewish Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, Simon Family JCC, & Community Partners’ 11th Annual Israel Today Series. The Visiting Artist Series is sponsored in part by the Rutter Family Art Foundation.
June 4–6, 2021
Former Studio Assistant Corey Pemberton returned to the Perry Glass Studio to work with the Studio team in summer 2021.
Corey Pemberton first came to the Perry Glass Studio in 2012 as a Studio Assistant. In that same year, he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has completed residencies at The Pittsburgh Glass Center, Bruket, and a core fellowship at the Penland School of Craft. The Reston, Virginia native lives in Los Angeles, where he splits his time between the arts nonprofit Crafting the Future, production glass blowing, and his painting practice.
Pemberton strives to bring together people of all backgrounds and identities, breaking down stereotypes and building bridges, not only through his work with Crafting The Future but with his personal artistic practice as well.
The Visiting Artist Series is sponsored in part by the Rutter Family Art Foundation.
Photos by Echard Wheeler.