Hot Gatherings/Cool Conversations: Shelley Muzylowski Allen and Rik Allen
Shelley Muzylowski Allen has a BFA in painting and intaglio from the Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver and from 1998-2004, was an assistant with the William Morris sculpture team in Washington. In 2005, she established a glass and sculpture studio, also in Washington, with husband Rik Allen. Her work has been seen across the country and is part of public and private collections worldwide. In 2012, she was a guest artist at Studio Salvadore in Murano, Italy, where she collaborated with Davide Salvadore on a series of large-scale glass sculptures.
Rik Allen was also a member of the William Morris team – in his case, for 12 years. He holds a BA in Anthropology from Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire and came to Seattle to work at the famed Pilchuck Glass School.
Hot Gatherings events are free with MFA admission.