Industry

Manufacturing

Originally From

Calgary, AB
13

Years in Current
Industry

13

Years in
Calgary

Ryan's Story

Bee Kingdom Glass is a collaborative studio collective based in Calgary, Alberta. The studio specializes in unique, low volume glassworks that are known for its vibrant colour palettes and subject matter. The studio's practice is largely artful in nature versus the mass production of the factory tradition. Each artist has his own body of work and also work together to design collaborative glass pieces. The studio was selected as the Pilchuck Glass School Centerpiece designer in 2008 which led into helping start a non-profit glassblowing studio in Berlin, Berlin Glas e.V.

In 2010 the studio was awarded Avenue Magazine's Top 40 Under 40, and the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award.In 2015 Bee Kingdom designed a 35 foot tall inflatable character named the Fabulist for Beakerhead event, a smash-up of art, science, and engineering. Bee Kingdom Glass enjoys travel and collaboration with other artists. The studio has travelled and shown in a variety of galleries, festivals, and museums in cities such as Cheongju, Athens, Turkey, Berlin, and Mexico.

Website

beekingdom.ca

Why Calgary?

"Calgary has always had a receptive audience to our unique approach to blown glass. The various communities in this city are tightly knit and easily work well with each other always looking for ways to work together. This transcending open-mindedness has made Calgary a comfortable, progressive, and fertile city to grow our practice and audience."

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