Glass artists, Alexi Hunter and Mariel Waddell Hunter, have been blowing glass at Kingston Glass Studio since 2006. After meeting at Sheridan College, where they were both studying the art of glass blowing, they moved to Kingston to work and own their own glass studio and gallery. Alexi was raised on his family’s farm just outside Kingston and much of his work is inspired by childhood. He is very interested in the technical aspects of blowing large glass vessels and balancing these shapes by sculpting and creating various surface effects. Mariel’s works often reflect water movement and life found within the ocean. She is influenced by Trinidad and the Caribbean Islands where she was raised. The natural beauty of those centers has been the main foundation for her artistic vision.
Their different backgrounds and passion to create give them the foundations for a thriving business and love of glass. Both of their glassworks can be found in private and public collections including the Musée Des Beaux-Arts de Montréal.
Kingston Studio Glass has now grown into a collaborative featuring work by more than 20 glass blowing artists.