PLEASE TOUCH THE GLASS
With over 6,000 square feet of open space, Third Degree Glass Factory houses two distinct art galleries. The East Gallery displays the work of local artists who work across a variety of mediums such as photography, painting, fiber, printmaking, and sculpture. Our Hotshop Gallery, adjacent to our Hotshop glassblowing studio, showcases the glass artwork of over 35 different glassblowing, flameworking and fused glass artists, all made in the studios at Third Degree.
The Hotshop Gallery features a frequently rotating display of Third Degree glass artists’ artwork. Our shelves and wall cubbies display a wide array of jewelry, and our pedestals highlight the immense and diverse talent of our renters. From bowls and platters, vases and sculptures, we showcase hundreds of pieces to add to your collection!
NOW ON DISPLAY IN THE EAST GALLERY
Dex: A View of Scale by O.U.R. STL
“O.U.R. defines itself as being a mural company who uses spray enamel as its primary medium. While we love the look of spray enamel, we are constantly trying to reinvent its uses, applications, and settings. O.U.R. or Operation Urban Renewal is striving to present the feel and look reminiscent of popular graffiti artist crews, but shifting to the focus to present the medium in a positive light. O.U.R. consists of three members: Adam Sherman, Myles Keough, and Justin Dirks, all of whom have painted murals in and around the St. Louis area for three years, with each of them possessing a unique skill set that make the operation work. Sherman has been a woodworker and marquetry wood inlay expert for over a decade, bringing a craftsmen’s level of perfection and skill to the product’s final look. Dirks holds an MFA in studio art from Fontbonne University with an emphasis in Graphic Design. He has been a Head Graphic designer at Vinyl Images for 5 years and allows us to present bids/mock ups at a high level. Keough is the Adaptive Thinking Teacher at The Biome School in the central west end and has been showing art professionally in St. Louis for the last 14 years.
“With the Dex series we are using a mix of spray enamel techniques to create worlds or spaces that can defy scale. The enamel ‘reactions’ create a field of color that to some appear to be on a microscopic scale, while others view the scale as colossal reminiscent of galaxies. With this show we are finding inspiration in vibrant colored glass from Third Degree.”
Iterations & Utterances runs through Wednesday, January 17.
While we always recommend visiting our galleries in person to view our ever-changing variety of artwork, you can also shop online!
VIEW OUR ONLINE GALLERY