Glass has always intrigued us, especially the material's ability to convey pure color. From our beginnings, working with stained glass, to the present, working with hot glass, we have considered ourselves colorists. Some of our current series take advantage of the pure color of glass in the form of shard drawings. Shard drawings are basically abstract assemblages of colored glass shards, cane, stringer, and murrini. The vessel's form becomes the canvas upon which the shard drawing is displayed. Bob and Laurie Kliss Personal 1960 - Laurie Kliss born on August 21, in Odenton, Maryland 1960 - Bob Kliss born on March 31, in Orange County, California Professional Experience / Education 2000 - Guest Curator, Fresno Art Museum 2000 -Guest Artist/Demonstrator, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA 1998 - Guest Curator, Fresno Art Museum 1998 - Co-Chairman, California Glass Exchange 1996 - Attended Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA 1995 - Guest Artist/Demonstrator, California Glass Exchange, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA 1994 - Lampwork Bead Making Workshop with Heather Trimlett, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA 1993 - Established Kliszewski Glass, Hot Glass Studio, Fresno, CA 1992 and 1993 - Instructor of Fusing Workshop, Scarab Glass Works, Fresno, CA 1989 to 1992 - Assistant Glass Instructor, California State University, Fresno, CA 1988 and 1989 - Glass Workshop with George Jercich, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA 1986 to 1995 - Glass Jewelry Designer 1986- Self-taught, Slumping and Fusing 1980 to 1986 - Independent Glass Artist, Fresno, CA Exhibitions 2002 - Group Exhibit, 10th Annual "A Gathering of Glass", Sable V Fine Art Gallery, Wimberly, TX 1999 to 2001 - Touring Group Exhibit, "Hot & Cool: Contemporary Glass", USA 2001 - Group Exhibit, Gallery Functionart, Pontiac, MI 2000 - Group Exhibit, "The Met In Bloom", Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Fresno, CA 2000 - Group Exhibit, Plums Gallery, Fresno, CA 2000 - Group Exhibit, "California Design 2000", California Contemporary Craft Association, San Francisco, CA 2000 - Group Exhibit, Fresno-Yosemite International Airport, Fresno, CA 2000 - Group Exhibit, "California Glass", Ontario International Airport, Ontario-, CA 1999 - Group Exhibit, "California Glass", Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, CA 1999 - Group Exhibit, "Glass in Bloom", The GK Collection, Philadelphia, PA 1998 - Group Exhibit, "Vace or Vaaz: Questioning the Vessel", Philabaum Contemporary Art Glass Gallery, Tucson, AZ 1998 - Group Exhibit, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA 1997 - Group Exhibit, Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Fresno, CA 1997 - Solo Show, Margaret Berman Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ 1997 - Group Exhibit, Phoenix Rising Gallery, Seattle, WA 1997 - Solo Show, The Glass Canvas Gallery, Tampa, Fl 1996 - Group Exhibit, Phoenix Rising Gallery, Seattle, WA 1996 - Group Exhibit, Philabaum Studios, Tucson, AZ 1996 - Group Exhibit, Nimbus Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 1996 - Group Exhibit, Gallery Dorita, Atlanta, GA 1995 - Group Exhibit, Kings Art Center, Hanford, CA 1994 - Art Glass Association of Southern California, Bravo Gallery, San Diego, CA 1994 - Group Exhibit, University Art Gallery, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA 1993 - Glass Summer, Eileen Kremem Glass Gallery, Fullerton, CA 1993 - Margaret Douglas Gallery, Napa, CA 1992 - Glass Summer, Eileen Kremem Glass Gallery, Fullerton, CA 1990 - Student Exhibit, Conely Art Gallery, California State University, Fresno, CA Publications February/March 2001 Glass Craftsman, "Kickstarting Your Creativity" November 1999 The Fresno Bee, "High Temperatures, Hot Art" May 1999 Crafts Report, "Insight: Artist to Artist" January 1998 - Glass Craftsman, "Poggenpohl Exhibit" Spring 1997 - American Style, Cover Shot June 1996 - Price Costco Today, "Work Hard, Play Hard" May 1995 - Glass Art Magazine, "Kliszewski Shard Vessels" January 1995 - Glass Art Magazine, "Bravo for Glass" February 1994 - Palm Springs Life Magazine, "Interior Design" February 1994 - The Fresno Bee October 1993 - American Craft Magazine, "Gallery" November 1992 - Insight, California State University, Fresno, CA March 1992 - The Arizona Republic May 1990 - Insight, California State University, Fresno CA Awards 1997 - Sausalito Art Festival - "Glass" - Second Place 1996 - Sausalito Art Festival - "Glass" - Second Place 1994 - Sausalito Art Festival - "Glass" - First Place 1994 - Art Glass Association of Southern California - "Sculptural Glass" - First Place 1994 - La Quinta Arts Festival - "Glass" - First Place 1994 - California State Fair, Fresno - Best of Show 1994 - California State Fair, Fresno - First Place 1993 - California State Fair, Fresno - First and Second Place Commissions The Marriott Corporation - Corporate Gift Commission Winners on Wheels - Achievement Awards Design Walt Disney Corporation - Walt Disney Art Gallery - Paperweight Design Fresno Arts Council - Achievement Awards Design Oracle Software Corporation - Achievement Awards Design Walt Disney Corporation - Disney Dimensions - Limited Edition Series Fresno Metropolitan Museum - Corporate Gift Commission The Greater Valley Concours d'Elegance - Special Awards Design Valley Public Television - Visionary Awards Design Collections Rolm Corporation Crayola Corporation Marilyn Hamilton George Benson Bill and Marcia Wayne Matrix Hair Care Corporation Nicholas and Kathryn Zwick ??