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Annette Sheppard 2300° Guest Artist Demonstration

Watch Annette Sheppard's live stream demonstration from May's 2300° event. See the final piece out of the annealer starting at 1:40:29.

Annette Sheppard first studied glassmaking at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass while earning her BS in Design and Environmental Analysis from Cornell University. Upon graduation, Sheppard studied with world-renowned glass artists teaching at The Studio, including Pino Signoretto, Shin-ichi, and Kimiake Higuchi. She worked and traveled with the Mobile Hot Shop for many years, including managing demonstrations as a team leader for the Museum’s Hot Glass at Sea program. She has since earned an MBA from Duke University and works in marketing in the San Francisco area. In 2019, she was featured as a contestant on Blown Away, an art glass competition show created by Marblemedia.

The Guest Artist Series features world-class visiting artists at work in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. These special, extended demonstrations provide a fascinating peek at the techniques, artistry, and improvisation that comprise contemporary glassmaking. Our own Hot Glass Demo Team assists and narrates for each artist, answering audience questions in real time.