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Studio Faculty Presentations: Cat Burns, Heather Hartle, Margot Jacobs, Kirstie Rea, & Clinton Smith

The Studio
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July 28, 2020 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Untitled by Clinton Smith

Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty, some of the best-known glassmakers in the world. Hear instructors speak about their work in unstructured and highly-informative sessions in The Studio Lecture Room on Tuesday nights throughout the class sessions.

This week features Cat Burns, Heather Hartle, Margot Jacobs, Kirstie Rea, and Clinton Smith in the Studio Faculty Presentations series.

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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.

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

Margot Jacobs Thigpen

Margot Jacobs Thigpen

Margot Jacobs Thigpen is a classically trained glass engraving artist who uses the micro motor to produce scientifically accurate work in the intaglio method.

Kirstie Rea

Kirstie Rea

Kirstie Rea is a former board member for the Glass Art Society, current board member of Ausglass, and has exhibited internationally. She established her glass studio in Canberra in 1987 and has taught at venues including Pilchuck Glass School, The Studio, and Vetro Ricerca School in Italy.

Clinton Smith

Clinton Smith

Inspired by the flora and fauna of Berkshire County, Massachusetts, Clinton Smith has been creating art in the forms of paperweights, blown glass, sculptures, and lampworked glass for the last 20 years. As a self-taught lampworker, he experimented with various lampworking techniques, finding the results beautiful but fragile.