Carrie Iverson and Jeremy Scidmore founded IV fab lab in Oakland, CA as a glass hub for fabrication and education. Our goal as teachers and collaborators is to help find the most compelling form for an idea- whether it’s our own, our students, or our clients. We’ve partnered with architects, photographers, interior designers, and artists on bringing their ideas to life, and welcome everyone to the lab to explore their creativity.
“I built my first kiln in 1998, a gas fired salt kiln for ceramics, and have continued designing, constructing, and repairing them since. As a technician and studio manager of glass studios, such as Ox-Bow School of Art, The Crucible, Chicago Hot Glass, and Bullseye Glass, I have built gas and electric fired glass furnaces, fusing and casting kilns, as well as a plethora of hot and warm glass thermal devices for studio arts practice. In 2003, I built a 5’ by 10’ bell kiln, “The Frankenkiln,” to produce commissioned architectural kiln casting projects. Working with interior designers, architects, and engineers, we cast glass panels for wall partitions as well as bar and table tops for private residences, restaurants and commercial spaces.”
Jeremy received his B.F.A. at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and later returned to SAIC to study arts administration and policy. He has been working with the glass medium since 1996. His experience runs the gamut of studio glass arts practice, employing techniques such as kilnforming, glassblowing, flameworking, glass printmaking, and neon. He has maintained studios in each of these glass practices and taught nationally and internationally in public and private studios including Chicago Hot Glass (Chicago, IL), University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (Urbana, IL), The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL), Public Glass (San Francisco, CA), The Crucible (Oakland, CA), Bullseye Glass Company (Portland, OR and Emeryville CA), Pilchuck Glass School (Stanwood, WA), Pittsburgh Glass Center (Pittsburgh, PA), Ox-Bow School of Art (Saugatuck, MI), and Northlands Creative Glass (Lybster, Scotland.)
“I’ve worked with print media since 1992, employing and teaching a wide variety of processes from etching and lithography to Xerox gum printing and artist’s books. I developed the process “Image Transfers for Kiln Glass” which uses principles from lithography to create a glass piece composed of glass sheet and glass powder. Additionally, I have worked as a graphic designer since 1999, often blending digital technologies with object making. As a lead designer I have assisted in book design, model making for public art projects, project management, and preparing images from initial digital photography to pre-press to production.”
Carrie received her BA from Yale University and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work is in many significant collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), the Virginia Museum of Fine Art (Richmond, VA), and the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, CT). She has taught print and glass classes at studios nationally and internationally, including Blue Dog Glass (Melbourne, Australia), Art Glass Studio (Perth, Australia), Creative Glass (UK and Switzerland), Pittsburgh Glass Center (Pittsburgh, PA), Bullseye Glass (Portland, OR and Emeryville CA), Pilchuck Glass School (Stanwood, WA), GlassForum (Averoy, Norway), and Northlands Creative Glass (Lybster, Scotland).