Joey Kirkpatrick and Flora C. Mace have worked collaboratively for over 27 years after meeting at the Pilchuck Glass School in 1979. They have created a diverse body of work that includes both blown glass vessels with applied imagery and sculpture fabricated with wood, glass and other media. The artists, respected for their innovative work, have recently concluded the series for which they are most known, large scale blown glass fruit and vegetable forms. They continue to work on life size figurative wood and glass sculptures as well as outdoor bronze installations. Their newest work includes clear blown vessels and cast panels with illustrations of the ‘first facts’ of bird identification through applied glass dust drawings.
Joey and Flora have lectured and taught extensively throughout the world. They have a close association with Pilchuck Glass School where they taught for 14 years and Joey served as a trustee on the Pilchuck Board for 16 years.
Their collaborative work is included in collections and museums around the world including the Corning Museum of Glass, NY; The Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI; Hokkaido Museum, Japan; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Lausanne, Switzerland; and the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; National Museum of American Art, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.