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Biography: Kit Paulson

Kit Paulson
Kit Paulson

Through her attention to detail, Kit Paulson creates intricate designs that often draw upon themes of perception and what influences our perspective. Using borosilicate glass, her work ranges from wearable objects such as crowns and goggles to decorative pieces such as candle holders and miniature sculptures. “Things that are intricate and clearly time-consuming appeal to me,” said Paulson. “Each tiny piece is, for a moment, the entire focus of one person's attention. When you look at the piece you are seeing that intense build-up of collected attention.”

Paulson earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in glass from Alfred University in 2004, and her Master of Fine Arts from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale in 2018. She has taught at Penland School of Crafts as well as public and private studios. She has completed residencies including the Rosenberg Residency at Salem State University and a residency at the Tacoma Museum of Glass. In September 2018, she began a three-year residency at Penland School of Craft. Her work has been published in New Glass Review editions 36, 37, and 38.