The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass supports six to eight resident artists a year. We had two Artists-in-Residence at The Studio in April: Marie Retpen, from Denmark, and Eliza Au, from Vancouver.
Marie hot worked large pieces that will eventually become part of a large installation. She finds inspiration for her surreal works from the novels Alice in Wonderland and Alice through the Looking Glass, and the movie The Terminator.
Eliza used the lost wax casting method to create a delicate glass prayer rug, meant to reflect the fragility of religion and belief. Much of her work is influenced by Gothic wrought-iron fences or Islamic tile and textile patterns.