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Biography: Courtney Dodd

Courtney Dodd
Courtney Dodd

Courtney Dodd was a Core Fellow at Penland School of Crafts from 2006-2008 and later worked for Devin Burgess, a former resident at Penland. Dodd holds an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University with an emphasis in glass, and a BFA from Missouri State University with a dual emphasis in graphic design and illustration.

In 2012, she completed an Artist-in-Residence in photography at Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, Oregon. In the fall of 2015, she was the glass residence at STARworks in Star, North Carolina. She has studied and worked at Penland School of Crafts, The Corning Museum of Glass, Urban Glass, Denmark Design School in Bornholm, and Pilchuck Glass School. Dodd was also nominated in 2015 and 2016 for the Irvin Borowsky Prize in Glass Arts. She has demonstrated at STARworks, Chrysler Museum of Glass, and the University of Louisville. She had the pleasure of assisting Pablo Soto at Desoto Glass Design in Penland, North Carolina, from 2013 to 2015. In the fall of 2017, she was an Emerging Artist in Residence at Pilchuck.

Currently, Dodd works as a full-time artist and lives in the mountains of Bakersville, North Carolina.