Get to Know a Gaffer: Catherine Ayers

Catherine AyersCatherine Ayers was first drawn to the magic of glass when she enrolled in an introductory glassblowing class at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass. She earned a BFA in glass at The Rochester Institute of Technology, working at The Studio during summer breaks.

Catherine furthered her exploration of glass in Murano, Italy, the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine and at The Sandwich Glass Museum on Cape Cod. Catherine’s whimsical and unique glass creations are inspired by her love of the ocean.

What do you do here at the Museum?
Hot Glass Show

Vessel by Catherine Ayers

Vessel by Catherine Ayers

What is the focus of your personal work?  
Colorful patterns and funky shapes

What are you currently working on in your own projects?  
A production line

What inspires your work?
The Sea

Favorite food?

Coke or Pepsi?  

Favorite place you’ve traveled?  

Bowl by Catherine Ayers

Bowl by Catherine Ayers

Lino or Pino?  

Bicycle or Motorcycle?  
Motorcycle (passenger)

Batch or cullet?  

Newspaper or steam pad?
Steam pad

Catherine in Egypt

Catherine taking a break from the cruise ship to see the pyramids.

This blog is part of the Get to Know a Gaffer series, highlighting the Museum’s talented team of glassmakers. See them in action at the Hot Glass Show at the Museum, on the road, and at sea on Celebrity Cruises.