Welcome to Red Fern Glass

Red Fern Glass is the small hot glass studio of Ed Pennebaker. Ed makes Art Glass Sculpture and Lighting using traditional offhand glassblowing techniques, glass casting, metal fabrication and bronze casting.

All the glass is made by Ed in his Arkansas studio in the woods. Ed believes in working incessantly, cultivating concepts, discrimination and technique.

News

2014

Thursday, August 28 Ed will be installing a large sculpture in Bentonville, Arkansas for their trail system. He was one of five artists chosen to place temporary sculptures on the trails for one year. Look for the sculpture on the north trail near NW A Street and N. Walton Blvd. Images will be posted later.

A chandelier (#604) has been made and shipped for the set of the Broadway play "It's Only a Play", starring Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Stockard Channing...for a limited run beginning August 28.

The Historic Arkansas Museum will feature sculptures by Ed in an exhibit titled "Disciplined Inspiration" September 12 through November 9, 2014. The exhibition's public opening reception will be during 2nd Friday Night Art September 12. More information is available at the HAM calendar of events.

Ed will show new sculptures at the Fayetteville Underground during August. Come to the opening First Thursday, August 7, 2014.

The Sporadic and Only Occasional Glass Blowout is scheduled for May 10 this year.

Ed will show new sculptures in Little Rock April 25-27 at "Sculpture at the River Market".

Ed is scheduled to give a talk about his art at one of the Friends of Contemporary Craft meetings at the Arkansas Art Center. Join him on March 9 for the event in Little Rock, Arkansas. More information will be posted at the Arkansas Arts Center website.

2013

In recognition of his artistic achievements Ed has been awarded a 2013 Individual Artist Fellowship by the Department of Arkansas Heritage and Arkansas Arts Council. The award will be presented during a reception at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, October 6, 5:30-7:30pm.

Just Married. Ed was married to Carol Corning July 24, 2013 near Park City, Utah

June 3-6 - An 'Adventures in Glassblowing' class is scheduled through the Arkansas Craft School.

June 1, 2013 Sporadic and Only Occasional Glass Blowout.

May 4, 6-9pm, Ed will be the featured artist at Zarks in Eureka Springs. See new work during the May Festival of the Arts.

April 27, 10am-6pm. Ed will be in North Little Rock for the Thea Festival with new sculptures.

The Arkansas Democrat Gazette published an article about me on Feb. 10. Here ia a link to the video they made. The article itself is behind a pay wall. Ed Pennebaker hot glass video.

Old News from 2012

October 19, 20, 21 are the dates for the Sculpture at the River Market show in Little Rock, Arkansas. I will have a few new sculptures showing there.

Sept. 6 is the grand opening of the new location of the Fayetteville Underground cooperative gallery and studios. Join us 5-8pm to meet the artists and see the new venue at 101 West Mountain Street, Fayetteville, Arkansas.

August 2 will be the sneak preview at the NEW Fayetteville Underground in Fayetteville, AR. I will have a new chandelier there along with some sculptures. Visit the Facebook page for the event.

April 28 was the THEA Arts Festival in North Little Rock sponsored by the Thea Foundation. My sculpture "Osage Boogie Woogie (homage to Mondrian & Diebenkorn)" won "Best of Show".

People are starting to ask about this year's Blowout. Because of time constraints I won't be hosting the "Sporadic and only Occasional" Blowout this spring. If I have time maybe I'll schedule one in the fall.


Chandelier#570
99" tall x 48" dia.


Invasive Species: Tangled
48in tall x 60in wide
steel, glass

Chandelier #570 installation March 17 in Muscatine, Iowa.

A new sculpture "Invasive Species: Tangled" was installed at Stout Executive Search, Springdale, Arkansas on March 2.

The sculpture "Phototropism" was accepted to the 54th Annual Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center Jan. 27-March 28.


Phototropism
35in ht x 30in dia
glass, steel, limestone

Two Hot Glass Classes for 2012
Hot Glass, June 5-8 at Red Fern Glass. Arkansas Craft School for enrollment.

Hot Glass Class is scheduled for June 11-15 through the The Eureka Springs School of the Arts at Red Fern Glass Studio.

Old News from 2011

Two sculptures were accepted for a show at sUgAR gallery in Bentonville, AR November 4 - December 10, 2011. "Finer Things: A Juried Contemporary Craft Exhibit" juried by Leo Mazow, PhD., Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Arkansas an former curator of American art at the Palmer Museum of Art at The Pennsylvania State University.

Ed will have a booth at the "Sculpture at the River Market" show in Little Rock, AR Oct. 14-16.The sculpture "Frost" was awarded an "Award of Excellence" at the show.

Two new sculptures have been accepted to the Seven State Biennial Exhibition which will be shown in two venues, USAO Gallery Chickasa, OK, Oct. 1-Nov. 7 and Charles B. Goddard Center, Nov. 15-Dec. 17, Ardmore, OK. The sculptures chosen were Air, Earth, Fire and Ripples. Update: "Ripples" was chosen for a Honorable Mention Award. "Air, Earth, Fire" was chosen for a Purchase Award and will be in the Permanent Collection at USAO.

Take a look at a nice article by Joanne Bratton with photos by Kevin Pieper in Living Well magazine published by the Baxter Bulletin in Mountain Home, Arkansas

Visit Ed at his booth at the Sculpture at the River Market Show and Sale, October 14-16, 2011, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Ed will be the featured artist at E Street Gallery for August 2011. Come to the First Thursday Artwalk August 4 to see new sculptures at the opening of the show "Concatenations, Connections".
Seismic Movement
12in ht x 15.5in w x 6.5in d
glass, steel

See new sculptures at the "Group Show", Leopold Gallery, Kansas City, MO June 2011.

Mark your calendar. June 4 is the date for the  "Sporatic and Only Occasional Glass Blowout". This year celebrate 20 years in the woods and 26 years of Red Fern Glass.

@urban magazine in Ft. Smith, Arkansas published a nice article about me and used my work on the cover of the magazine. Read Magical Glass.

Classes scheduled for 2011
Beginning Glassblowing June 6-10, 2011 through The Eureka Springs School of the Arts at Red Fern Glass Studio.
Optic Mold and Intermediate Glass September 22-25, 2011 through Arkansas Craft School at Red Fern Glass Studio.

Old News from 2010


Dancing Water-Elixir of Immortality
23in ht. x 7.75in w., 7in d.
glass, bronze

The sculpture "Dancing Water" was accepted to the "MOAK 4-State Regional Exhibition 2010", Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO Nov.2010 -Jan. 2011.

Ed will have a booth at the "Sculpture at the River Market" show in Little Rock, AR Oct. 15-17.

The sculpture "Summer Blossom" was chosen to be included in the collection at the new Cancer Institute building on the campus of UAMS in Little Rock, AR

Ed was featured on Fayetteville Flyer Profiles on May 12th.

The sculpture Dancing Water-Elixir of Immortality was accepted to the 52nd Annual Delta Exhibition at the Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas January 29-March 14, 2010.

 

The Studio

The studio is in the woods near Osage, Arkansas. It started as a pottery studio built by Newt Lale of Osage Clayworks. In 1990 Newt bought the old Stamps Historical Store, a three story native stone building built in 1901. Newt moved to downtown Osage. And Ed moved way out in the woods. He remodeled the studio and closed in the "kiln shed" for a hot glass shop.
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