Born in the UK, Sarah Blood is an artist, curator and educator. She has enjoyed an active studio practice since 1999, exhibiting her work internationally. Blood currently lives and works in Alfred NY, where she is a tenured professor in the division of Sculpture|Dimensional Studies, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, NY
Amy Lemaire is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. An explorer at heart, her work reveals an interest in currency systems, material language poetics, and the production of histories. Lemaire studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA) and Pratt Institute (MFA). She has taught at Pilchuck Glass School (WA), Salem Community College (NJ), and Penland School and Crafts (NC) and UrbanGlass (NY), where she serves as the Director of the Bead Project, a creative entrepreneurship program for women in NYC.
Dick Marquis, is a pioneer of the American Studio Glass movement known for creating whimsical and irreverent glass and mixed media sculptures. In the late 1960’s Dick traveled to Murano, Italy on a Fulbright Scholarship to work at the Venini Factory. It was there where he saw murinni and other long-held Venetian glass blowing techniques being used. Since that time he has used these historical techniques to expand his sculptural vocabulary, building upon classical references to create the humorous, colorful and sophisticated work for which he has become widely recognized for.
He lives on Whidbey Island where he and his wife maintain a beautiful home, garden and studios. There, they create their unique bodies of work, influenced by the solitude of island-life, their collections of unique historical ephemera, their creative community, and the animal companions that live with them.
A graduate of Emporia State University’s glass program, earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Megan decided to pursue a career in glass when still in High School. Relocating to Washington state, it is there, apprenticing under glass sculptor Karen Willenbrink-Johnson, that Stelljes was also afforded the opportunity to create ties with the Pilchuck Glass School. Stelljes has recently co-founded with her husband Conor McClellan and partners Nicole and James Anderegg, Gray Barn Studios, a glass facility in Arlington, Washington.