The very beginning...
Suspended Studio is the longtime dream of internationally acclaimed artist Leah Kudel. It is a local glassblowing studio and gallery space opening in Edmonton, Canada in Fall 2021. It hopes to be a place of creative inspiration, joy, and sustainability! We believe in quality items that are well-designed, well-made, and that will bring beauty to your everyday life.
What's the meaning behind your studio name?
Suspended Studio is named after that magical moment when you are experiencing great art and the world feels like it stops. Everything feels suspended in time and there's a beautiful moment of peace.
Meet Our Owner
Owner & Lead Glassblower
Leah Kudel is a multi-disciplinary artist and designer with a studio practice based in glass. Achieving a Bachelor of Art Education, University of Alberta (2007) and a Bachelor of Fine Art in Glass, Alberta College of Art and Design (2015), Leah has now worked as an artist in various studios across the USA, New Zealand, Czech Republic, Indonesia, Denmark, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Croatia, Fiji and is currently based in Edmonton, Canada.
Recognition of Leah’s dedication and passion for glass art is acknowledged by being the recipient of multiple project grants and scholarships, and most recently a Special Jury Commendation at the Venice Glass Week 2019 for her work with the Autonoma Group in Murano, Italy. Her work has also been featured on Season 1 of Netflix’s Television show ‘Blown Away’, and the current ‘New Additions’ exhibition at the Glasmuseet Ebeltoft in Denmark. Leah’s creations have been included in exhibits in Canada, the USA, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Italy.