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Biography: Heather Hartle

Heather Hartle

Heather Hartle was first compelled to study engraving after admiring an Emile Galle lamp in an antique store, still drawing inspiration from that era in current work.  “I always hope that my artwork attracts attention long enough to pause, reflect, and enjoy the imagery from one's own experiences,” said Hartle. “Even more exciting is to motivate makers to learn the art of engraving.”  As an instructor, she strives to advance the student's engraving knowledge and skills, and guide them to create with their vision. 

Hartle learned engraving from many contemporary masters, predominantly at The Studio. She has taught stained glass and engraving courses previously at The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio, Pittsburgh Glass Center, and Cristallo Art and Glass Studio. Since 1996, her work has won numerous awards from juried exhibitions through the Peninsula Glass Guild and the Virginia Glass Guild.