Go to the ArtPrize mobile app.
ArtPrize has a new mobile app for 2021! Learn more here.
Photo of Ann Klem

Ann Klem

Fisherville, KY, United States

Inspired by science fiction, black holes and nature's processes, my creations start with an idea and a design. Then comes the cut, cast, fold, grind, polish. My creations give me a chance to explore the fluid forms of glass and how colors react with each other. I enjoy the challenge melting or combining glass provides because it often has its own idea of where to go and how to behave. Often beginning by creating the "block of glass" either in the kiln or by laminating pieces together, I cold-work the block to create the final sculpture. Other pieces are created by casting the glass in the kiln by allowing the glass to flow into a plaster mold. Folding glass is accomplished with multiple kiln firings and sandblastings to a single sheet of glass. My training includes classes in glass fusing, casting and cold-working with Richard Whiteley, Richard Parrish, Martin Rossol, Pavel Novak, and Daniel Clayman, Mel Douglas and Kirstie Rea. Years of creation, testing and experimentation have added to refining my skill set. I have sold creations at these shows: • American Craft Shows in Atlanta, Baltimore, St. Paul • St. James Court Art Show, St. James Court, Louisville, KY • Arts on the Green and Oldham Arts on City Place, LaGrange, KY • Summerfair, Cincinnati, OH And in these galleries: • Gallery 104, LaGrange, KY • Gallery Janjobe, Louisville • Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass, Dallas, TX • 2 Smith Art Gallery, Norcross, GA • Kentucky Artisans Center, Berea, KY • Studio 105, Owensboro, KY • Morris County School of Glass, Morristown, NJ Translating knowledge about scientific, natural and science-fiction processes into physical interpretations is the reason I create my glass art. Plus, for almost 10 years, I was an active partner in Gallery Janjobe in Louisville, KY. This gave her in depth experience in curating, architecting and managing gallery shows.

Ann's ArtPrize Entries

These are Ann's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.

  • Photo of Only Aqua for Me

    Only Aqua for Me

    2021 ArtPrize Entry Ann Klem
    More Details

Ann's Past Work

These are images of past work that Ann has done.

  • Ann's past work
  • Ann's past work
  • Ann's past work
  • Ann's past work
  • Ann's past work