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Biography: Cat Burns

Cat Burns
Cat Burns


Cat Burns is a defiant artist who uses flamboyant, sarcastic humor to illustrate her internal narrative. She cultivates her work very slowly and uses it as a visual diary, creating audacious visuals as a way of communicating and synthesizing the often perplexing, manic experience of living with depression. The work explores the delicate strength of glass as a final object, as well as its use as a personally therapeutic tool. By destigmatizing personal demons, her work explores what it means to ”go a little crazy.”

Burns earned her associate degrees in Glass Fine Art and in Glass Craft and Design from Salem Community College. She worked as a full-time assistant to other glass artists in the Philadelphia area and taught a range of classes at East Falls Glass Works and at The Studio in Corning, N.Y. Burn's 2020 residency at The Corning Museum of Glass has been postponed due to COVID-19. This residency will span one month. The actual date in 2022 is yet to be decided. For more information, visit our COVID-19 Health and Safety Updates page


Upcoming Classes

Red Murrini on blown glass surface
January 31 - February 5, 2022