Wanda K. Tyner
Bio for Wanda Kehlenbeck Tyner
Wanda’s initial glass art training was under the tutelage of Rebecca Hite, owner of The Stained Glass Station. Wanda quickly began to expand her knowledge and training with several well-known Glass artists including Patty Gray, Lisa Vogt, Alysa Phiel, Roy Kapp, Paul Tarlow, and Brad Walker. She spent extensive time studying, experimenting and creating.
Wanda combines her passion for world adventures, hiking and kayaking with creating useful, innovative, colorful and sometimes whimsical kiln-formed glass art. Wanda’s work is included in several international collections. She resides at Raintree Lake in Lee’s Summit, Missouri with her husband. Wanda is currently working on a private commission and preparing a body of work for future exhibition.
Wanda is a member of the Kansas City Artists Coalition, International Guild of Glass Artists and the American Glass Guild.
Artist Statement for Wanda K. Tyner:
I am fascinated with the scientific properties of glass and the endless possibilities through kiln-forming. I incorporate the design principles of balance, focus and harmony while creating unique fused glass artwork and functional food-safe pieces.
I love infusing the vibrant colors from the world in which we live into my art. My distinctive designs are inspired as I cut glass into geometric and abstract shapes juxtaposing wild, chaotic design elements with serene backgrounds and symmetry creating pattern, movement and form. I manipulate and form the glass shapes with flow, dimension and texture inside my kiln.
Every piece of my artwork has a story that represents nature, a specific subject, a client’s vision, an emotion, an exploration of combining colors and patterns, or my own whimsy.
I fuse glass into shapes, patterns and textures bringing vibrant colors to life.