Since graduating from Washington University in St. Louis with a major in architecture, Casey has traveled through Seattle, Tennessee, North Carolina, and New York studying and working at craft schools. These schools have included Pilchuck, Appalachian Center for Crafts, Penland, UrbanGlass, and the Studio at Corning.
In the Fall of 2002, Hyland Glass, LLC was established. Currently, Hyland Glass maintains its studio and showroom at 721 East Washington Street, Louisville, KY. Here, Casey creates contemporary handblown glass objects for the everyday . . . and the days in between.
Growing up within a farming family, Melanie’s formal education led her down the path of horticulture and agricultural studies. Travel during breaks had her wandering art gallery halls and forgotten towns where she discovered her passion for art in all its forms and mediums.On the East Coast island of Nantucket she discovered fiber art and 2D design. But it wasn’t until she found herself in the South Pacific as a horticulturist on Maui that she decided to pursue her true passion for the visual arts. Upon returning from the islands to Louisville, KY, glass took main stage for her design passion. In 2009, Melanie took up the creative reins at Hyland Glass as Creative Director and equal partner.
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2004 Corning Museum of Glass, Corning NY
James Nowan/Pat Collentine, “Blow and Glow Using Plasma Neon”
2003 Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
Katherine Gray/Preston Singletary, “Glassblowing and Design”
2000 Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
Dante Marioni/Ann Wahlstrom, “Glassblowing and Design”
1999 Penland School of Arts and Crafts, Penland, NC
Studio Assistant: David Levi, “Advanced Glassblowing”
1999 Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN
1997 Artist-in-Residence, managed three gallery spaces
Glassblowing: Curtiss Brock
1995 Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
Fritz Driesbach/Jan Frydrych, “Intro to Glassblowing”
1995 Washington University, St. Louis, MO
02–Present | Hyland Glass, LLC, Louisville, KY
Senior Glass Artist
2002 | Berni Enterprises, Inc., Louisville, KY
Hot Shop Manager/Gaffer
2000–2001 | Freelance Art Glass Services, New York, NY
AmsesCosma, Inc.:”Rhythms of Infinity”, kiln-cast sculpture for the Rockefeller Center, 10’x30’x6”; hi-speed grinding/polishing
Alan Glovsky: Hot cast/grind/polish unique art
Deborah Czeresko: Grind/finish chandeliers and hot assist/ gaffer
Johnathon Christie: Grind/finish unique art (Maya Lin, Jim Dine, Tony Oursler and Kiki Smith)
Franz Mayer of Munich: Glass mosaic installation, New York MTA station and Montefiore Hospital, Bronx
1999 | UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, NY
Pier Glass, Brooklyn, NY
Faceting/hi-polish on sculptural vases
1996–97 | Berni Enterprises, Inc., Louisville, KY
Hot Glass Production Assistant
Von Fire Gallery, 2008 Louisville, KY
Holidazzle, 2007 Louisville, KY
Lexington Art League, 2007 Lexington, KY
The Ground Floor, 2007 Louisville, KY
Swanson Reed Gallery, 2006 Louisville, KY
Louisville Glassworks, 2004 Louisville, KY
Tradewinds, 2004 Louisville, KY
Emerging Artist, Tobin/Hewett Gallery, 2003, Louisville, KY
Featured Artist, Kentucky Museum of Art and Design, 2003, Louisville, KY
Featured Artist, Actors’ Theater, 2003, Louisville, KY
Bittner’s Furniture and Design, 2003, Louisville, KY
Fusion Home, 2003, Louisville, KY
Kentucky Arts and Crafts, 2003, Louisville, KY
American Craft Museum of Art & Design, 2000, New York, NY
Antique and Garden Show, 1999, Friends of T.A.C.A., Nashville, TN
Glass Art – New Wave, 1998, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Bainbridge Island, WA
Jurors: Sonja Blomdahl, Robert Carlson and Josiah McElheny
Artist-in-Residence, 1998, Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN
Highlight 1998, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Bainbridge Island, WA
Hollidazzle 1998, Kentucky Arts and Crafts, Louisville, KY
A Taste of Kentucky, Louisville, KY
Art Finds Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Christa Faut Gallery, Cornelius, NC
Distinctive Arts, Boca Raton, FL
Fusion Art Glass, Seaside, FL
Hands-On-Gallery, Solona Beach, CA
Impulse Art Gallery, Providence, MA
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft (KMAC), Louisville, KY
Magazine Interiors, Potomac, MD
Museum Stores, San Francisco, CA
Panache Fine American Crafts, Ogunquit, ME
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
RAS Galleries, Yountville, CA
Red Showroom, Atlanta, GA
Seekers Gallery, Cambria, CA
Studios on the Square, Roanoke, VA
Trade Winds, Louisville, KY
Why have an event at a glass studio without a glassblowing demo? Entertain your guests with live arts in motion glassblowing. One artist works and another one narrates the process, explains what the equipment does, and gives a quick history of the art form. Guests can come and go (with cocktails and/or appetizers) in the hot shop as they please. Perfect for a cocktail hour or after-dinner entertainment.
Birthdays! Team Building! Business Outing! Family Reunion! Holiday Party!
Looking for a super-fun and educational party idea? Maybe you would like to gift something extra special to your bridal party or to the nuptials? Guided activities are available on Saturdays with reservations.
If you have a group with 12 or more, paid blow-spots weekday and evening hours are available ($480 minimum). Paperweights, mugs, rock glasses and wines cups, flowers, flutter bowls, and glass medallions are all hands-on activities that will make your gathering unforgettable with glass, handmade treasures.
Event Rental Pricing 2015–2016
Interior gallery space
4-Hour rental (Fridays and Saturdays until 11PM) $625
4-Hour rental (Sunday–Thursday until 10PM) $450
$250 refundable damage deposit due at time of reservation
$150 cleaning fee
Standing/Cocktail tables: 75 people
Seated Dinner: 40 people
Interior and exterior space with tent-pitching options — use of all green spaces on property and outdoor plus 120-amp service. Food truck vendors welcome.
4-hour rental (Friday and Saturdays until 11PM) $1,500
4-hour rental (Sunday–Thursday until 10PM) $1,100
$500 refundable damage deposit
$200 cleaning fee
Renters are welcome to provide all their party needs. We do offer a short list of preferred vendors upon request.
Glass Ceremonies: A Unique Approach on the Traditional Unity Ceremony
Love and glass go hand in hand: it’s hot, infinitely available, and sometimes we may get burned before we get it just right. Hyland Glass is here to step your ceremony up a notch by incorporating glass! Much like a sand ceremony, couples use colored glass crystals called frit in place of sand for their unity ceremony during their wedding. Couples customize their ceremony by hand selecting their own color palette.
After combining the frit during their wedding ceremony, couples may bring or mail their frit to Hyland Glass for our glass artists to create a beautiful custom piece from their choosing to commemorate their ceremony. Glass bowls, vases, and our custom Unity sculpture are top requests. You may also choose to add on ornaments, paperweights, or glass medallion pendants as gifts to give to your family and friends.
Pricing for What’s Included
1. Colored glass (called frit) is $75 for each color. Most couples order two to three colors. We will send approximately 200 grams of each color.
2. Glass art: Vase or bowl, $225. Unity sculpture, $250. If you are hosting your reception at Hyland Glass, your piece can be created during your reception if you elect to have a glass-blowing demonstration with us.
3. For more information regarding glass ceremonies contact Melanie at Melanie@HylandGlass.com // p.502.384.2569.