Keith WalkerClassically trained in the art of glassblowing, Keith Walker’s glass practice began at Glass Happens Studio in Edmonton, AB. Since then, further experience was gained by volunteering at the Pilchuck Glass School (Washington); attending a summer course at the Pittsburgh Glass Centre and collaborating with other local artists on various projects.
His work has always had a strong emphasis on form and has been heavily rooted in the sculptural tradition. ”I wish to create pieces that command a real presence to the viewer and evoke personality, I continue to challenge myself with the technical complexities of glass and explore glass as an installation medium”. Keith has a series of work on display at the newly renovated Edmonton International Airport. He has a permanent public art installation located at the Central Lions Seniors Recreation Centre and the Muttart Conservatory, both in Edmonton and has artwork acquired by The Alberta Foundation for the Arts for their Permanent Collection.
After spending a year developing the flat glass program at the Nina Haggerty Centre in Edmonton, he has embarked on a collaborative relationship with Highlands Junior High whereby he hopes to get students interested in this diverse art medium. Keith also teaches from his studio, Blow in the Dark Glass Studio in Edmonton.