Che Rhodes


LVA's Artebella On The Radio August 29, 2019

Flame Run Gallery has co-ordinated an exhibit of works by some of the many assistants of Stephen Powell. Flame Run Director Brook F. White, Jr. is one of them, and he will be in the WXOX studios to talk about the exhibit this Thursday. Tune in to LVA's Artebella On The Radio at 10am on WXOX 97.1 FM, or stream on


Brook Forrest White, Jr. is a glass artist and the Director of Flame Run Glass Studio at 815 West Market Street.

A native of Owensboro, Kentucky, Brook grew up playing baseball, soccer and the drums.  He was captain of his high school soccer team and went to Centre College in Danville, Kentucky to continue playing soccer at the collegiate level, where he was a four-year letterman.

Brook was pursuing a government degree when he had to take an art class to fulfill a general requirement at Centre College. That class was Hot Glass I and was taught by internationally renowned glass artist Stephen Rolfe Powell. In the glassblowing studio, Brook found an outlet for his passion, intensity, athleticism and creativity.

Brook went on to work many years for Powell. Those apprenticeship years would prove to be invaluable to Brook as he continued his fascination with hot glass. Brook credits his nearly decade of time spent with Powell as the inspiration he needed to start his own studio.



The Godfather of Kentucky glass, Stephen Rolfe Powell, left behind a legacy in the lives he touched.  Among those he strongly influenced, were his assistants over the years. 

Flame Run has co-ordinated an exhibit of works by some of the many assistants, including:  Brook F. White, Jr., Thomas Spake, Nate Watson, Adam Haigh, Matthew Cummings, Jonathan Capps, DH McNabb, Che Rhodes, Paul Nelson, Sam Spees, Patrick Martin & Paul Hugues