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Raghvi Bhatia | Artist-in-Residence at The Studio

”The first glass seed beads were made in southern India around the 5th century,” said Bhatia. ”Often used as currency by European traders, these beads became a vehicle for colonialism, while indigenous communities across the world adopted and seamlessly incorporated the bead into existing religious and craft traditions.” Hear more from her about her experience as an artist-in-residence at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass. Learn more about Residencies at The Studio