My name is Stephen Kenny and I live
in Phoenix, Arizona. My introduction to kiln fired glass as an art form occurred at the John C. Campbell folk school in western
North Carolina in 2002. I attended a week long class fusing and slumping glass and was instantly captivated by the process
and beauty of the art we created. I realized that I had found my calling in life. I relocated to Asheville, North Carolina
from the summer of 2003 to winter of 2004 to study with and be mentored by members of the Southern Highlands Craft Guild to
more fully learn the art of fused and slumped glass and to refine my own techniques. I subsequently returned to Phoenix and
began my own art glass studio focusing my efforts on expanding my field of knowledge in kiln fired glass and discovering new,
unusual techniques to incorporate into my art.
I gain inspiration from the materials and processes used during the
creation stage of my work. Each piece of fused and slumped art glass is a mystery waiting to be discovered. I have control
over the design elements and color palette for each piece I create, but the addition of heat, time and gravity ultimately
create the finished product.
I strive to combine elements of wood and glass to create pieces that are simple, aesthetically
pleasing and functional. I trust that each piece you acquire will be a keepsake for life. . .