States of Being
June 5 - June 28, 2008
In the exhibition States of Being, artist Deborah Horrell approaches the vessel as a singular form. The
character of each vessel develops in an outward and inward direction, projecting both the flamboyant and
pensive. Within the works, the viewer is drawn into interior space, as the artist addresses cellular structure,
the body, breath, and fragility simultaneously. Using both solid and hollowing casting techniques, the works
in States of Being were created in the tradition of pate de verre. Particulate glass, its diverse appearance,
is integral to the visual and conceptual essence of the work.
Deborah Horrell received her MFA from the University of Washington in 1979. After working as a ceramist
for many years, Horrell participated in the Pilchuck Glass School's visiting artist program in 1994. A
residency at the Bullseye Factory followed in 1996, permanently changing the trajectory of her career. The
artist has shown her work, both ceramic and glass, in museums and galleries throughout the country.