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Duncan McClellan
American Glass Artist

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DUNCAN MCCLELLAN GLASS ARTIST
DUNCAN MCCLELLAN"My fascination with glass began at age 5, when I visited a glass factory in West Virginia. I never forgot the image of the glowing, molten mass being formed by an expert craftsman. After successfully working with leather and clay, I finally had the opportunity to learn to blow glass at a studio in Ybor City, Florida in 1987.

I have studied the creation of larger forms with Fred Kahl and John Brekke, instructors and artists working at the New York Experimental Glass Workshop. I am now working in an additional facility, Sigma Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida. When producing larger and more complex forms, assistance is used to provide an extra pair of hands during the blowing and polishing processes.

Currently my work depicts through the use of recognizable icons, emotions relating to family, personal growth, and the spiritual connections between each of us as souls.

The focus is centered around the internal graal technique and overlay techniques, incorporating hand cutting and photo resist. To finish these works, acid-etching, fire-polishing methods and a six-stage grinding and polishing techniques are used. These processes used in my one-of-a-kind and series works, enables imagery inside, on the surface, or in some cases both, to juxtapose combined images to articulate the message or idea.

Learning these techniques and through experimentation with the medium has allowed me more freedom of expression, to better draw the viewer to what I envision and hopefully touch similar emotions."
Duncan McClellan


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2012 -1997 Galleria Silecchia, Sarasota, Florida
2009-2001 S.O.F.A. New York & Chicago
  Art Center, St. Petersburg, Florida
 

Gallery Enormus, St. Petersburg, Florida

 

Phillabaum Gallery, New Mexico

   
1999 Florida Collects, St Petersburg Museum of Fine Ar
  Undercurrent/Overview, Tampa Museum of Art
  Sculptural Objects and Functional Art (S.O.F.A.), New York City, NY
  Sculptural Objects and Functional Art (S.O.F.A.), Chicago, Illinois
  Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, Colorado
   
1998 Arts on Douglas, solo exhibition
  Coquiette Arts Center, solo exhibition
   
1997 The Museum of Arts & Sciences, Daytona Beach, FL, solo exhibition
   
1995 Gulf Coast Art Center, Belle Aire, Florida
  Southeastern Fire Crafts Invitational,  City Hall, Tallahassee, Florida
  Sand and Fire, solo exhibition
   
1994 Brevard Art Museum, Melbourne, Florida
  Images and Icons, solo exhibition, Maitland Arts Center, Maitland, FL
  Alchemist’s Fire, solo exhibition, Arts Center of St. Petersburg, Florida
  Two person exhibition, Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Hot Shots
  Two person exhibition, Temple Beth El, Tampa, Florida
  Invitational exhibition, Gasparilla Sidewalk Arts, Tampa, Florida
  Sidewalk Arts Festival, Winter Park, Florida
   
1993 American Crafts Council, Tampa Bay, Florida
  Grinter Gallery, University of Florida
  Color and Light, two person exhibition, Valencia Community College, Orlando, Florida
  Fine Art of Craft, group exhibition, Museum of Art, DeLand, Florida
  41st Florida Craftsmen Exhibition,  Florida Craftsmen, St. Petersburg, Florida
  Table Manners Invitational, Temple Beth El, Tampa, Florida
  Invitational exhibition, Gasparilla Sidewalk Arts, Tampa, Florida
  Sidewalk Arts Festival, Winter Park, Florida
   
1992 Brevard Art Museum, Melbourne, Florida
  Temple Beth El, Tampa, Florida, Invitational only
  Sidewalk Arts Festival, Winter Park, Florida
   
1991 Christies NYEGW Benefit auction, New York City, New York
  Temple Beth El, Tampa, Florida, Invitational only
  Gasparilla Sidewalk Arts, Tampa, Florida
   
 
COLLECTIONS
 
  • Polk Museum of Art
  • Maitland Arts Center
  • DeLand Museum of Art
  • Florida Gulf Coast Museum
  • Hellenic Ministry of Culture
  • Barnett Bank
  • City of Orlando
  • City of Winter Park
  • City of New Port Richey
  • Walt Disney Company
  • City of St. Petersburg
  • Morse Museum of American Art
  • Russian Embassy
  • Vero Beach Center of the Arts
  • Exxon
  • Fondazione Memmo, Rome, Italy
  • New Orleans Museum of Art
  • VRS, England
  • Muskegon Museum of Art
  • Mobile Arts Museum
  • Tampa Museum of Art
 
COMMISSIONS
 
  • Walt Disney Attractions, Incorporated
  • Meese Hospital Foundation Arbor Vitae Awards
  • All Children's Hospital Foundation Awards
  • Planet Hollywood
  • Tampa Museum of Art
  • City of St. Petersburg
 
SELECTED AWARDS
   
BEST OF SHOW
1999 Mobile Museum of Arts Festival, Mobile, Alabama
1998 Highland Park Arts Festival
1994 Melbourne Arts Festival
1993 Winter Park Sidewalk Arts Festival
  Mainsail Arts Festival
  Lake Mary/Heathraw Arts Festival
  Osceola Arts Festival
  March on Art, New Port Richey, Florida
1992 Lake Mary/Heathraw Arts Festival
  March on Art, New Port Richey, Florida
  Tarpon Springs Art Festival
1991 Lake Mary/Heathraw Arts Festival
   
OTHER HONORS AND AWARDS
   
1997 Board of Directors Award Gasparilla Show
  Winter Park Arts Festival, First Place
1996 Winter Park Arts Festival, First Place
  Coconut Grove Arts Festival, First Place
1995 Maitland Arts Festival, First Place, Fine Craft
1994 Museum of Purchase, Deland Museum of Art
  Winter Park Arts Festival, First Place
  Coconut Grove Arts Festival, First Place
  Artsworks, St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce
1993 Maitland Arts Festival, First Place, Fine Craft
  Maitland Arts Center, Permanent Collections
1992 Tarpon Springs Arts, 3-Dimensional winner
1991 Tarpon Springs Arts, 3-Dimensional winner
1989 Maitland Arts Festival, First Place, Fine Craft
 


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