Owners of the Kingston Glass Studio and Gallery, Alexi and Mariel have established themselves as two of the country’s most talented contemporary glass artists. Graduates of the Hot Glass Forming program at Sheridan College, they have been working together since 2003. Alexi’s first experience with glass was in 2000. The process of working the glass, the optics, the colours, the heat and the dexterous relationship between the blower and the glass connected him to this art form. Mariel is an award winning glass artist who received the Betty Kantor Award in 2005 and the Summer Residency Scholarship from the Craft Studios at Harbourfront Center in Toronto. In 2014 Mariel won the Nan Yeoman Award for artistic development and Alexi won the Toronto Outdoor Artist Exhibition Best in Show for Glass.
Alexi Hunter & Mariel Waddell Hunter – (Kingston, ON)