Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen (with Jasen Johnsen)

A testimony to her love of nature, Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen’s work is the result of countless hours of observation and decades being immersed in the in the glass-working experience. After earning her BFA in sculpture from Ohio University, glass quickly became the driving force in Karen’s life. She moved to Washington State in 1987, and soon afterward she began working as an assistant to the legendary glass artist William Morris. Karen’s unique vision and passion for glass is evident in her work, which has been shown extensively in galleries and museums throughout the country. Jasen Johnsen, alongside his substantial glass sculpting skills, is also accomplished in metalworking and tool making. Jasen served as the head studio technician at Pilchuck Glass School for nearly 10 years. He worked as teaching assistant for Pino Signoretto and Hank Murta Adams, before beginning to co-teach classes with Karen. The couple work in their Hot Glass studio in Bow, Washington. When they are not making glass, they conduct sculpting workshops worldwide. - Corning Museum of Glass/Habatat Galleries

Red Shouldered Hawk

Red Shouldered Hawk, 2012, blown, sculpted, 15 x 6 x 6"

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Bamboo Wisteria Falcon

Bamboo Wisteria Falcon, 2005, blown and sculpted glass, 25 x 14 x 9"

Western Pygmy Owl

Western Pygmy Owl 2008 Blown/off-hand sculpted glass 30 x 14 x 11"

Screech Owl in Madrona

Screech Owl in Madrona 2009 blown, off-handed sculpted glass 22 x 20 x 7"

Red Orchid Falcon

Red Orchid Falcon, 2005, blown and sculpted glass, 25 x 14 x 7"

Ferruginous Pygmy Owl

Ferruginous Pygmy Owl 2008 Blown/off-hand sculpted glass 23 x 8 x 16"