Developed / Invented laminated structurally dynamic art glass. Walter Introduced the concept and processes for stacking and laminating art glass panels, to yield a structurally dynamic glass object, impervious to weather conditions. This innovation also allows for very thick, very large glass panels to be installed outside. Effectively bullet proof.
Collaborating with: Architects, interior designers, engineers, Landscape Architects, Project Stakeholders, committees, community leaders, and fabricating – Installation specialists
Interpreting architectural plans and contributing detailed artist renderings, committee presentations, engineered drawings for project documents
Clientele; Collectors, Corporations, Healthcare, Liturgical, Public Art, Universities
Sculptural Land Art Events -Healing Gardens / Urban Plaza Design
Landmark site- specific sculpture
Functional Architectural Glass
Cast-Glass sculptural Glass
Diversity of materials; Glass, Granite, Stone, Metals, Water, Wood, Light, Landscape
Aerial Sculptures: [ 2-12 stories in height ] Conceiving, Fabricating, Installing modern suspended works of art for institutions and corporations through out the United States
Artist built interior solutions that shape and define personal space and surrounds.
Materials; Cast-Glass, Granite, Stone, Laminated Structurally Dynamic Glass, Metals, Water, Wood, Light, Color, Landscape.
Walter introduced a diversity of new materials for building his concepts (see above)
AIA: Art +Architecture: At the AIA offices a temporary installation of aerial sculptures. Meant to demonstrate the dynamic results achieved through collaborative dialogue between Artist, Client, Architect and Community
AIA, ASID, IBD citation award for outstanding collaborative design and using conventional materials to yield highly innovative design with exceptional detailing
I.E.S. Lighting Fundamentals, lecture series with Mark Ramsby [ the artists view of light ]
A collaborative partnership; our goal to conceive, define, fabricate, and install a new breed of modern atrium aerial sculpture. Personally researched and developed a new and higher standard for suspension cabling, mechanical brackets, construction processes and attachment hardware
Landscape Design; concept development, fabrication, installation for hardscape design features, plant selection and soft schematic layout
Napa Art Walk, Napa, California.
Pacific Northwest College of Art Historical Collections. Portland, Oregon
SGAA glass conference; Expanding Horizons: moving beyond borders/parting with tradition; built projects; a visual body of evidence regarding modern cast glass for Art / Architecture. Portland Oregon
EXHIBIT: Silence Gleaming; A temporary installation, glass surrounds / private spaces, Uroboros Glass, Portland, Oregon
Master Builders Association: CPTC Interior Design Events, mixing art/architecture, U.S Metals Tacoma, Washington
EXHIBIT: Outstanding materials / design, yielding built objects for interior features. U.S. Metals, Tacoma, Washington
World News.com: Exhibit-Picture Perfect-Exquisite Glass
EXHIBIT: Glass Tech International, Düsseldorf, Germany
International Confab of Art Glass and Practicing Artists, Germany
Audio/Visual Lecture Series for Artists & Educators, in Japan: Tokyo, Saitama, Nagoya, Osaka, Sasayama
International Panelist: GAS; 38th Annual Glass Conference, Portland, Oregon
International Panelist: BECON Big Ideas: Functional Architectural Glass; Portland Oregon
EXHIBIT: Bulls eye Glass Gallery, Functional Art Glass; Portland, Oregon
EXHIBIT: The British Society of Master Glass Painters, Great Britain
EXHIBIT: AIA: Architectural Glass, Mercer University Atlanta, Georgia
EXHIBIT: AIA; Architectural Glass, Cameron Wilson, Architects, Charleston, SC— AIA
Masters of fine art glass; The kiln glass ceiling with bulls eye glass Port Oregon
Lead Lecturer for the presidents focusing series” linking art theory, practice, collaborative dialogues ; Pacific University; Forest Grove, Oregon
EXHIBIT: Glass Tech International Exhibition, Düsseldorf, Germany
EXHIBIT: AIA: Art/Architecture: An exhibit of aerial sculpture installations: demonstrating the successful collaborative efforts between artist, client, architect, engineers and communities , Portland, Oregon
Exhibited ceramic sculpture with galleries and museums throughout the United States: Contemporary Crafts Museum, Portland, Taft Art Museum, Ohio, Portland Art Museum, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, Library, Archives Museum, Alaska
Best Art Glass Installation Prize for 2017; from Warm Glass Magazine; United Kingdom ; PIVOT PLAZA; state library, archives, museum ; Juneau, Alaska
Uroboros Glass; celebrates Walter Gordinier, an American glass wonder; , PIVOT PLAZA, (SLAM) ; state library, archives, museum; Juneau, Alaska
Project Slam; A hard bound book that visually illustrates the highly successful collaboration between artist, architect, and project design team.
Walters projects outside were; the Plaza Design, The Landscape Design, The Exterior Sculptures, Inside; The Story Bars, The Glacial Pond [disc], The Glass Towers
Glass Art Magazine; Profiles. Charting a deeper collaborative dialogue between Artist, Architect, Client.
Innovate Building Solutions; myth busting glass floors, stairs and bridges
Google+; Featured Artist visual Profile ; 25 page review
World News.com; Business Journals; 015, 08, 05 ; Architectural Cast Glass
Inside The Kashevaroff Archive Museum; Glacial Pond; Juneau Alaska
Stained Glass of America; Part with traditions; Modern Cast Glass for Art and Architecture ; a conversation with S.G.A.A.
Modern Cast Glass; The work of Walter Gordinier, hard bound second edition
AI The Art Institutes; Art/Architectural Glass, International
WorldNews.com: study reveals glass's extraordinary properties, Kyoto University
Christies International Real Estate; modern art/architecture at the sea, Oregon Coast
Sothebys; The Ranch at Cordillera; featured architectural and functional art glass
Walter Gordinier;Cast Glass; first edition, showcasing paintings, architectural, functional and sculptural glass installations
The Biggest Glass Artists; Internet Publications.
The Art of Displaying Art
Cityzen; Urban Life Style, 13 incredible stair designs
Featured on Houzz ; home design internet world wide
Featured on Behance ; Home design ,internet world wide
World News ; Artist for Library/ Archives/Museum project [ SLAM ] Juneau, Alaska
State of Alaska Department of Education ; Interior and Exterior glass Sculptures ; Urban Plaza
Strathmore Who's Who; American Glass/Sculpture
8 Cast Glass Videos stream Globally ; Internet, Utube,TV, Numerous .com sites
Works of Art / The Art of Placement, Interior Design
NBC + CBS universal [video] The Art of A Healing Garden, Dallas, Texas
Modern Homes Portland; Architectural Art : Cast Glass
Featured American artist--glass websites, corporate websites, and You-Tube
Designer Magazine--Architectural Glass
Crafting Glass--Fine Art Castings
The Source Book for Architectural and Interior Art
Crafting Glass: Incredible Architectural Glass
Panache—“Perspectives on Design, Pacific Northwest”
Trends Home Architecture • Vol. 25, No. 1
Architectural Review-"Glass Cube"
Western Interiors & Design--"Portland Composition"
Trends-Home & Living
HGTV--Master Glass Artist Series
The Art and Craft of Fine of Home Building
Architectural Record-"Castle Rock Homes"
Luxury Home Magazine-"Artist and Architect"
Cover photo, Le Courrier du Bois (Belgium)
Cover photo, Design • Build Magazine
Oregon Home, "Architectural Glass - Who's Hot"
Custom Builder; Serene Sanctuary; Port ludlow Washington
Creative Home Design, "Puget Sound Harbor Inspires Architect and Artist"
Glass Craftsman, Glass Innovator, Casting a New Role for Glass”
High Beam Research; The High Magnetic Field Laboratory
History of the Arts, "Art in Unfamiliar Places" Florida Department of State, Cultural Affairs
Interior Design, "100 Design Giants"
HGTV "Modern Masters"
Cover photo, Illumination, PAE Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Cover photo, The Guild, "Architectural Arts and Sculpture"