"As an artist and an architect, I find inspiration in both the natural and the humanmade environments. My work investigates the intersections and collisions between the natural landscape and the human impositions on that landscape. It is concerned with both physical and temporal conditions, rooted in the landscape of the intermountain west in the United States. 

As an artist working in glass, I make a wide range of work from functional objects such as the Tapestry pieces, to fine art pieces to public art installations. The work can be wall mounted, such as the bas relief panels and the Tapestry panels; suspended such as in the Bozeman Public Library; installed as windows such as in the Synagogue of Temple Beth Sholom; or as mixed-media sculpture. 

My 20 plus years as a professional artist have given me the opportunity to develop my artistic and technical skills to become an internationally recognized artist and teacher."

Richard Parrish operates a studio for kiln-glass in Bozeman, Montana. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. He is represented by several galleries in the United States. Richard has taught architecture and design at The University of Michigan and Montana State University. He teaches classes in kiln-glass throughout the world, focusing on the visual elements of design; color theory; and inspiration, meaning and intent.


Working in Shallow Space: Bas Relief in Kiln-Glass with Richard Parrish
Tuition $400.00
Instructor: Richard Parrish

This two-day project-oriented class focuses on making a bas relief panel. You will work primarily with ceramic fiber materials and glass frit and powder to create an individually conceived project in bas relief. Bring up to 5 images that might inspire the design for your panel. 

The first day will be fairly intense. You will design and assemble your panel to be fused. The panels will be approximately 7” x 10”. On the second day, the panels will be cold worked and finished, ready to be displayed. 

Bas relief is found in the art and architecture of all cultures and has existed for thousands of years. It is a kind of carving or sculpture in which the figures are raised or depressed slightly from a flat background to give a three-dimensional effect. Subtle changes in the levels of the surface and the interplay of light and shadow on the planes enable us to see and appreciate the composition. See www.fusiostudio.com/mapping and www.fusiostudio.com/perspect for more inspiration.

There will be a 1-hour break for lunch. A refrigerator and microwave is available on site for students to use.

1 of 8 seats available.