Wanda K. Tyner


Missouri, USA


Bio for Wanda Kehlenbeck Tyner
Wanda Kehlenbeck Tyner is an emerging glass artist whose work captures her adventurous spirit.  Wanda applies the same creativity and innovative solutions to her glass creations as she did during her career in technology which propelled her to the top of her profession as a CIO and senior technology executive.  Wanda has a B.S.B.A. from University of Missouri-KC.  Wanda’s journey as a glass artist started with an interest in understanding how the glass art in her home collection was made. There are many parallels between kiln-formed glass and technology including knowledge of the science, process, skill, planning, design, testing and execution.  Understanding the science has allowed her to stretch the boundaries with creative and innovative designs.

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

Artist Statement for Wanda K. Tyner:
My art reflects my adventurous spirit and passion for exploring and storytelling.  I enjoy the focus and precision it takes to design, combine colors, textures, shapes and techniques to create kiln-formed glass art that can be bright, bold, subtle, or textured.

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.

Elevator Pitch

I fuse glass into shapes, patterns and textures bringing vibrant colors to life.


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