Add “Every Soil Bears Not Everything” to Your Home

By Haley Judson, Marketing and Communications Intern

No trip to Museum of Glass is complete without browsing the gift shop. Celebrate the final weeks of the Museum’s exhibition Joey Kirkpatrick and Flora C. Mace: Every Soil Bears Not Everything with a nature-themed token to remind you of your visit.

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For those who want to learn more about the exhibition, open through September 6, and other works created by these two Studio Glass artists, pick up a copy of the Joey Kirkpatrick and Flora C. Mace catalogue for $55. Readers will enjoy the book’s discussion of their pieces that reflect the natural world, such as the artists’ Botanicals series.

Visitors should also check out the Museum Store’s selection of fruit that showcases vibrant colors seen in the exhibition. Want to add some fruit to your home? The yellow apple is $90 and the red apple is $65. Both are pictured above.

Although the Botanicals portion of the exhibition has closed, visitors are still treated to the artists’ floral designs found on their Alphabet Cylinders. Feeling the flower power? Check out the Store’s selection of glass flowers for your home. Our flowers come in all shapes and sizes, but I think this yellow flower, pictured above, in particular will remind you why Kirkpatrick and Mace are inspired by nature. These flowers are $50 each. Smaller flower sets are available in-store and online for $30.

Lastly, birds also play a prominent role in the exhibition. Add a little nature décor to your home with the Store’s variety of Global Village Glass Studio creatures. Choose from mini birds for $10 and lady bugs for $1.

Become a Museum of Glass member and save 10% every time you shop at the Museum Store. You’ll also enjoy extra seasonal discounts throughout the year!

As Seen on TV

By Alex Carr, Communications Manager

This week, Museum of Glass took to Puget Sound television screens to discuss some of the Museum’s April exhibitions and events.

On KING5’s New Day Northwest, Hot Shop Heroes Lead Instructor, Patricia Davidson, sat down with Sergeant First Class Peter Bazo to talk about Healing in Flames, which closes this month.

Watch their segment and plan a visit to see the exhibition, on display through April 24.

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Also on television this week: Curator of Education and Community Engagement, Bonnie Wright.

Bonnie joined Tahoma Audubon Executive Director, Krystal Kyer, on TV Tacoma’s CityLine morning show to discuss the upcoming Mirrored Murrelets event on Thursday, April 21.


The two organizations are working together to offer visitor an opportunity to learn about art and birds at Museum of Glass during Third Thursday. From 6 to 7:30 pm, learn more about the art, science, and policy surrounding the plight of the marbled murrelet, a sea bird that nests in the forests of the Pacific Coast. Following the panel discussion, take a tour of Joey Kirkpatrick and Flora C. Mace: Every Soil Bears Not Everything, which features an entire gallery devoted to birds. Admission is free!

Watch their CityLine segment here (beginning around the 45 minute mark).

Alex Carr is the Communications Manager at Museum of Glass. When she’s not circulating the Hot Shop floor trying to get the perfect Instagram shot for the Museum, you’ll find her baking at home, running at Green Lake, or exploring Washington’s wineries.

Farewell from Museum of Glass Staff Member, Clarissa Gines

By Clarissa Gines

On Saturday, December 5, I entered Museum of Glass (MOG) as an employee for the last time. As I reflect on my one-and-a-half years at the Museum, I can’t help but feel grateful for the experience—it has been quite a ride. As an employee of MOG, I gained a wealth of knowledge about the Museum, the glass community, and its supporters. The Museum is such a dynamic, creative institution that really supports and promotes glassblowing, and I appreciate the effort MOG makes in educating the community on the wonders of the art form.

I was fortunate enough to expand my role at the Museum, and utilize and develop my skill set in various capacities within MOG; from working in Visitor Services and the Museum Store as a Frontline Associate, to assisting Membership by processing onsite memberships, and finally in Curatorial as a Rights and Reproductions Assistant. The opportunity to work at MOG has been amazing, and without the Museum, I wouldn’t have been able to meet such amazing artists and supporters in person. From shaking Lino Tagliapietra’s hand and having a casual conversation with Flora C. Mace in the Grand Hall, to standing on stage holding works by a number of talented glassblowers for the annual Red Hot Auction, this experience has been beyond memorable. Without MOG, I honestly wouldn’t have been able to have these fantastic encounters and opportunities! Being an employee at MOG is definitely a unique experience; where else can you randomly meet artists and creative individuals that you admire?

It was a little bittersweet leaving, as I made some amazing friendships and fantastic memories at the Museum; however, I look forward to supporting MOG as a visitor and seeing how the Museum grows in the coming years!