Corning Museum Glassblower Megan Mathie Named Honorary Godmother of Celebrity Cruises’ New Ship

Corning Museum Glassblower Megan Mathie Named Honorary Godmother of Celebrity Cruises’ New ShipCelebrity Cruises has announced that they will honor four employees – including Museum gaffer/narrator, Megan Mathie, as Godmothers of their newest ship, Celebrity Reflection.

Megan is a demonstrator aboard Celebrity Solstice, and previously blew glass on Celebrity Eclipse. When she was informed earlier this year that both her sister and mother were diagnosed with breast cancer, Megan became determined to support the cause. On each cruise, she and the Hot Glass Show team host a “Hot Pink Glass Show” where they make one-of-a-kind pink glass creations to be sold at an auction at the end of the cruise. The funds from these auctions go to Celebrity’s charitable partner, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.

“These impressive women personify the qualities we admire among our Solstice Class Godmothers: remarkable strength and courage, along with optimism, warmth and genuine care for others,” said Michael Bayley Celebrity’s President & CEO. “They beautifully represent countless other women within our company and around the world who have battled the disease or supported the cause in honor of friends or family who have done so.”

Megan learned to blow glass at the Columbus College of Art and Design, where she earned her BFA in 2006. Megan loves the immediacy of creating art from molten glass, as well as the cooperation between artists working together in the studio. In addition to blowing glass, she is also an avid painter and textile artist.

Being selected to be a Godmother of a new ship is one of the highest honors in the maritime tradition. This recognition is usually given to celebrities, industry leaders and heads of state. Like the Godmothers of every prior Solstice Class ship, the cause of breast cancer research and awareness is of great personal interest to these women.

Megan and her fellow Godmothers Jovanka Goronjic, Helen O'Connell and Rosey Rodriguez will officially launch the ship at a gala naming ceremony in Miami on December 1. 

2 comments
c buchanan
c buchanan 5pts

We were aboard Solstice when Megan was announced as a Godmother of Reflection. Megan & the entire Corning team were amazingly talented artists and each was a wonderful ambassador for your museum. We were fortunate enough to buy two pieces at the fundraising auction on our sailing, including the beautiful vase Megan is holding in the picture above. Congrats to Megan on being named Godmother to Reflection. You are truly deserving of this honour!

Dwayne Todd
Dwayne Todd 5pts

So proud of you, Megan! What a fantastic tribute of your commitment to important causes, to your family, and to your artistry. And I love the Godmother title...sounds so fancy! :-)