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Swede's Glass

Swede
(Phillip Hickok)

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Glass is the river in which I channel my self-expression. It is my passion and driving force of creativity. The work I create is greatly inspired by nature, space, and states of consciousness. How we view the world and the state of being deeply fascinates me and is therefore reflected continuously throughout my work. Whether it be depression, bliss, dreams, or horror; the different facets of my being seep through my work.

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WORK EXPERIENCE

09/2023 – PRESENT

FREELANCE GLASS BLOWER

ENGLEWOOD ARTS - INDEPENDENCE, MO, USA

10/2022 – 06/2023
PRODUCTION GAFFER/ASSISTANT
STUDIO ARHOJ - COPENHAGEB, DENMARK

01/2022 – 04/2022

INTERNSHIP 

NYHOLM CANTRELL GLASS- EBELTOFT, DENMARK

09/2022 – 10/2022

INTERNSHIP 

CENTRE DU VERRE CONTEMPORAIN- BIOT, FRANCE

06/2020 –09/2022

PRODUCTION GAFFER/ASSISTANT

PERNILLE BULOW GLASS - BORNHOLM, DENMARK

03/2021 – 07/2021

INTERNSHIP

MAKAI GLASS STUIO - MAUI, HAWAII

 

07/2019 – 08/2019
PRODUCTION TEAM FOR REILLY DONOVAN'S ARTIST IN RESIDENCY
TACOMA MUSEUM OF GLASS - TACOMA, WA, USA

 

08/2016 – 08/2019
INSTRUCTOR/PRODUCTION TEAM ASSISTANT
SEATTLE GLASSBLOWING STUDIO - SEATTLE, WA, USA

09/2018

STUDENT AID/ASSISTANT FOR ED SCHMID'S CLASS: ELEMENTAL GLASSBLOWING

PILCHUCK SCHOOL OF GLASS - STANWOOD, WASHINGTON

06/2014 – 08/2016
SELF EMPLOYED GAFFER
DENVER, CO, USA

01/2014 – 06/2014
VISITING ARTIST ASSISTANT/ CUP PRODUCTION GAFFER
THE GLASS FACTORY AT BODA - BODA, SWEDEN

01/2012 – 01/2014

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT 

HETALAGA GLASS STUDIO - GULLASKRUV, SWEDEN

EDUCATION


 

2019- 2023
PROFESSIONAL BACHELORS
ROYAL DANISH ACADAMY OF FINE ARTS - BORNHOLM, DENMARK

2019
DANTE MARIONEI AND ANDREA DEZSO: SESSION 5
PILCHUCK SCHOOL OF GLASS - STANWOOD, WA, USA

 

2018
JOHN MILLER CLASS; SESSION 3
PILCHUCK SCHOOL OF GLASS - STANWOOD, WA, USA

 

2011- 2014
GLASS TRADE SCHOOL DEGREE: GLASSBLOWING
NATIONAL SCHOOL OF GLASS AT ORREFORS - ORREFORS, SWEDEN

 

 

RESIDENCIES 

07/2023 – PRESENT

LONG-TERM ARTIST RESIDENCY

ENGLEWOOD ARTS - INDEPENDENCE, MISSOURI


08/2021

ARTIST RESIDENCY

HUNGARIAN GLASS SYMPOSIUM - BARDUDVARNOK, HUNGARY

 

08/2020

ARTIST RESIDENCY

HUNGARIAN GLASS SYMPOSIUM - BARDUDVARNOK, HUNGARY

06/2013 – 08/2013

STUDENT RESIDENCY

ORREFORS GLASSWORKS - ORREFORS, SWEDEN

 

 

EXHIBITONS

2023

HEARTLAND 6

BELGER CRANE YARD STUDIOS- KANSAS CITY, MO, USA

2022

FLAT CRAFT

BYGNING A- COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

2022

UNBROKEN

SOMOGY COUNTY GOVERNMENTAL OFFICE GALLERY- KAPSVAR, HUNGARY

2022

FLAT CRAFT

EBELTOFT GLASS MUSEUM- EBELTOFT, DENMARK

2022

FLAT CRAFT

BORNHOLM KONSTMUSEUM- GUDHJEM, DENMARK

2022

AUTONOMOUS CRAFT OBJECTS

GRØNBECKS GÅRD- HASLE, DENMARK

2021

EUROPEAN GLASS CONTEXT STUDENT EXHIBITION

ROYAL DANISH ACADEMY- NEXO, DENMARK

2021

SEATTLE EROTIC FESTIVAL

SEATTLE CENTER EXHIBITION HALL-SEATTLE, WA, USA

2021

HUNGARIAN GLASS SYMPOSIUM EXHIBITION

BARDIBUK INTERNATIONAL GLASS FORMATION CENTER- BARDUDVARNOK, HUNGARY

2020

GLASS ART SOCIETY STUDENT EXHIBITION

VIRTUAL

2020

HUNGARIAN GLASS SYMPOSIUM EXHIBITION

BARDIBUK INTERNATIONAL GLASS FORMATION CENTER- BARDUDVARNOK, HUNGARY

2020

CONTEMPORARY ART THROUGH CORONA

NEXO, DENMARK

2014

RIKSGLASSKOLAN GRADUATION EXHIBITION 

THE GLASS FACTORY AT BODA - BODA, SWEDEN

DEMOS AND TALKS

2023

3RD FRIDAY GLASS DEMO

ENGLEWOOD ARTS - INDEPENDENCE, MO, USA

2022

PANEL DISCUSSION MEMBER 

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF GLASS - GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND

2021

DEMO AT RIKSGLASSKOLAN 

RIKSGLASSKOLAN - NYBRO, SWEDEN

2021

EUROPEAN GLASS CONTEXT ARTIST TALKS 

THE ROYAL DANISH ACADEMY- NEXO, DENMARK

2021

HUNGARIAN GLASS SYMPOSIUM ARTIST TALKS

BARDIBUK INTERNATIONAL GLASS FORMATION CENTER- BARDUDVARNOK, HUNGARY

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