Kari Russell-Pool is best known for her innovative approach to flame-workedglass. Her work is painterly. Pulling her own glass canes and coloring them with glass powders, allows for crossover between the hot shop and the torch. Filled with personal content and commentary about our present society, the hard work of relationships, and experience as a mom, her work tells many stories. From quilts and teapots, to sailors' valentines and cages, she is interested in the stories objects tell and how we elevate them into heirlooms. This body of work speaks directly to her experience as the mother of teenagers.
A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1990, Kari has recently moved back to Cleveland, Ohio after a 19 year tenure in Connecticut.