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Glass Studio Visiting Artists

Nancy Callan and Katherine Gray

Nancy Callan and Katherine Gray are highly respected artists who travel extensively as part of the glass art scene and are considered among the finest glassblowers working in the United States today.

For more than a decade, Callan has been a member of Lino Tagliapietra’s glassblowing team and has traveled throughout the world as his assistant. Her work can be found in many museums and private collections, including the personal collection of Elton John.

Gray is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, and has won numerous awards. She originally studied furniture and lighting, but after investigating glass to get better at that kind of work, she fell in love with glass art. As she once put it: "I'm fascinated that glass is this ubiquitous material whose main purpose is to be invisible."

Shown below is an interview with the two artists conducted by Charlotte Potter, our Glass Studio manager and director of programing. Scroll down to see examples of their work.

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Shown above, from left to right, from Nancy Callan: Narcissus, blown glass, 2013. Kinda Blue, blown and etched glass, 2011. Iman, blown glass, 2013. Artwork courtesy of the artist's website, www.nancycallanglass.com.

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Shown above, from left to right, from Katherine Gray: Sun Study, glass and acrylic, 2011. Broken Bow, glass, 2011. Artwork courtesy of the artist's website, www.katherine-gray.com/.