Meet new artists at the Market: Devin French

You can expect the same standard of excellence every year at Kentucky Crafted: The Market but never the same exact show. The Kentucky Arts Council juries new participants into the Kentucky Crafted Program annually, so there is always new artwork to discover. Meet some of the artists new to the Market in 2016.

 

Devin French Glass Art, LouisvilleBooth 137

 

How did you get started? What is your training?
I started my career in glass design by working as a fabricator and artist at Architectural Glass Art of Glassworks in Louisville. I studied general fine arts at the Maryland Institute College of Art and ceramics at the University of Louisville. The current glass techniques I use were self-taught through years of experimentation.

How long have you been in the Kentucky Crafted program?
I was juried into Kentucky Crafted in 2015. This is my first year.

What do you want buyers to know about your work? What makes it different?
I design and create commissions for homes, offices and public spaces. This includes glass murals, decorative windows, utilitarian tableware, commemorative plaques and more. My glass artwork is unique because it is created by sifting layers of custom blended powdered glass. This allows me to make detailed, vibrant production work in a wide variety of color palettes.

Name some of your career accomplishments.
My greatest career accomplishment is continuing to make artwork that sustains my soul and allows me to make a living. I am also grateful to have worked on many ecclesiastical projects, including a recent commission for a set of synagogue Ark doors in California.

What are you looking forward to about showing at Kentucky Crafted: The Market?
I am looking forward to connecting with new patrons, designers and fellow artists. I am excited about finding new audiences and establishing relationships with new buyers.

The Market will be open to the public 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 5 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 6. Tickets are $10 for one day and $15 for both days, and can be purchased online or at the door. Children 15 years of age and under are admitted free with a paying adult.

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