Catherine 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
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?
Coke or Pepsi?
Favorite place you’ve traveled?
Lino or Pino?
Bicycle or Motorcycle?
Batch or cullet?
Newspaper or steam pad?
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.