|2019 Participating Artists Profiles|
Glass: Sculpture inspired by nature
402 Pavey Blvd
Lopez Island, WA 98261
Kelly O'Dell was born in Seattle in 1973, raised in Hawai'i, and now lives in the Pacific Northwest. When she was very young, her artistic parents made their living using stained glass, furnace glass, and pressed flowers. While seeking her college education years later, Kelly discovered glass as her primary focus at the University of Hawai'i. The program offered her many opportunities to study at Pilchuck Glass School, and she eventually relocated there as a member of the William Morris Winter Crew, and met her husband Raven Skyriver. Her work mainly explores themes of extinction, preservation, and human impact on the natural world. Kelly Raven and their son Wren moved to Lopez this year, and are currently building their studio at their home.