year of glass

year of glass

goodbeast, heather konschuh & naoko takenouchi

january 13 - febuary 28, 2022

ccbc shop & gallery

For the past 60 years, the General Assembly of the United Nations has acknowledged important fields of international endeavour and their contributions to society by declaring United Nations International Years. The International Commission on Glass (ICG), along with the Community of Glass Associations (CoGA) and the ICOM Glass, the International Committee for Museums and Collection of Glass of the International Council of Museums promoted a United Nations International Year of Glass for 2022. It will underline the technological, scientific and economic importance of glass — a transparent and enabling material underpinning so many of our technologies and which can facilitate the development of more just and sustainable societies that meet the challenges of globalization. It is a valuable medium for art and its history is shared with that of humankind.

To honour the International Year of Glass, we have invited Terminal City Glass Co-op to display works created by their members. The installation “Year of Glass” features work from Goodbeast (Jesse Bromm and Tyler Archibald), Heather Konschuh and Naoko Takenouchi.  More about the artists and their work can be found below: 


Goodbeast is a design and process firm based in Vancouver, Canada, directed by Jesse Bromm and Tyler Archibald. With a focus on cultivating relationships between us and the objects in our lives, they emphasize function above all else. Each piece is crafted by hand in Vancouver, with the intention of creating a legacy piece that informs a sense of familiarity and nostalgia.

Heather Konschuh

Heather Konschuh is an international glass artist living and working in Vancouver, BC. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts, with Distinction, in Glass from the Alberta College of Art and Design in Alberta, Canada. During that time, she also studied in Australia at the Canberra School of Art and Design. Heather has instructed and held a glass residency at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, Ontario from 2008 - 2010.

Naoko Takenouchi

Naoko Takenouchi's creative expression has been a significant way of navigating her path. Takenouchi has a degree in design and glassblowing from Tama Art University (Tokyo). She has worked at the Swedish Center Foundation and the New-Small & Sterling Studio (Vancouver). She attended the Pilchuck Glass School and has exhibited her work world wide. Takenouchi has received many awards including the Canada Council “mid-career” grant.

Terminal City Glass Co-op is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2022. It was founded in February 2012 as Canada’s first non-profit, co-operative glass arts facility. The East Vancouver studio was built almost entirely with donated equipment and materials and the volunteer labour of our members. The co-op’s mandate is to provide access to specialized glass equipment and resources; offer educational glassmaking programs for novice to advanced learners; and to share the creative experience of glassmaking in a supportive and inclusive environment.

Classes are offered in glassblowing, flameworking, beadmaking and sandblasting for ages 16+. Sudents are encouraged to further their exploration of glass as form of creative expression.

Artists work independently out of the studio on their own individual projects and businesses. We support all kinds of community-building activities in the studio including art talks, social events, member meet-ups, fundraisers, and more.