Category Archives: Glass

Earth Day

Although we are a little late for the formal April 22nd Earth Day here at Fulcrum Gallery we are celebrating in our own way. We have a fresh run of GlassEarth decorative paperweight sculptures and we want to share the love. Get your spring sprung with this refined classic created and designed by Oliver Doriss. Now through the month of May we will be offering the GlassEarth at a 30% discounted price.

GlassEarth in a tray

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Studio Tour 2015

Open StudioPutPut-MiniGolf
Saturday 11-4
Sunday 11-2.

This weekend I will be opening up my studio located in Fulcrum Gallery. Please join myself and Scott Nelson Saturday 11-4 and Sunday 11-2. for a hands on project, a selection of glass working videos, and I the award winning Tacoma Put Put course will be available for play.  Additionally if you enjoy good prices on unique glass gifts I will have a variety of works for sale and I will be offering up Baby Head Cup seconds for sale. Additional pieces of Scott’s current artwork will be on display for Here Now Forever.
Oliver Doriss

For the map of the Tacoma Studio Tour please visit the Official Site.

Tacoma Put Put: A realistic model of Tacoma Washington that doubles as a miniature golf course.





work-imageStudio Tour Hands-on activity:

During open studios, Scott Nelson will demonstrate the process of transferring photo images to glass and other media. Anyone who stops by will be able to take part in the process, and will get to take home a small photo keepsake that they have helped to make. Hope to see you there.


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SkyPonds by Joseph Miller & Oliver Doriss

wwseymour Conservatory

Blown Glass Installation 2008

This collaboration between artists Joseph Miller and Oliver Doriss was specifically designed for display within the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory in Tacoma Washington. The installation is intended to address and compliment both this historic structures clean aesthetic and Tacoma’s current place within the history of glass. These Pieces interact with the environment of the conservatory, rusting, growing, evaporating, and condensating. Participating in these daily cycles that mimic the often-invisible mechanics of the larger world in which we live.

Photo Credit - Jason Ganwich Photo Credit - Jason Ganwich Photo Credit - Jason Ganwich Photo Credit - Jason Ganwich
Photo Credit - Jason Ganwich Photo Credit - Jason Ganwich Photo Credit - Jason Ganwich Photo Credit - Jason Ganwich Photo Credit - Jason Ganwich
Photo Credit - Jason Ganwich

Source: SkyPonds by Joseph Miller & Oliver Doriss

Category: Installation, Sculpture

Creatures of Habit (Contemporary Ceramics – On the Edge)

Fulcrum Gallery Presents:
Creatures of Habit (Contemporary Ceramics – On the Edge)
March 15th to May12th
Opening Reception: Thursday March 15th 6-9 pm
NCECA Bus Tour: Tuesday March 27th

Spencer Ebbinga
Heather Cornelius

In celebration of the 46th annual NCECA ceramic conference Fulcrum Gallery presents Creatures of Habit. Artists Heather Cornelius and Spencer Ebbinga explore both the human and the animal consciousness. Heather uses her smooth visual language to articulate messages of feminine ideals and iconography. Similarly Spencer opens up his subconscious to us by extracting his surrealistic visions from the dream state and giving them physical form.