M E G A N B I D D L E is an interdisciplinary artist whose work orbits between sculpture, installation, drawing and video. Rooted in glass, she produces experiment and process driven work with an emphasis on materials and their distinct characteristics. As an observer of nature she responds to the elusive and subtle, reflecting on variations of time, cycles of growth and erosion. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and her work was acquired into the American Embassy’s permanent collection in Riga, Latvia. She teaches in the Glass Program at Tyler School of Art of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
A M B E R C O W A N 's sculptural glasswork is based around the use of recycled, up-cycled, and second-life glass, usually American pressed glass from the 1940's - 1980's. She uses the processes of flameworking, hot-sculpting and glassblowing to create large-scale sculptures that overwhelm the viewer with ornate abstraction and viral accrual. With an instinctive nature towards horror vacui, her pieces reference memory, domesticity and the loss of an industry through the re-use of common items from the aesthetic dustbin of American design. Her work is in the permanent collections of The RISD Museum, The Corning Museum of Glass and The Shanghai Museum of Glass. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she teaches in the Glass Program at Tyler School of Art of Temple University.
J E S S I C A J A N E J U L I U S' objects, installations, and drawings reflect on the intangible environment - the multitude of surrounding elements in our environments that cannot be perceived through touch. Working in a wide variety of media including found, hot, and cold glass, flameworking, and rub-on dry transfer letters, her work attempts to make meaningful connections amidst the noise, to transform the intangible into tangible, and to create balance by applying chaos to order and order to chaos. Her work has been included in numerous national exhibitions including “Craft Spoken Here” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and son, and teaches in the Glass Program at Tyler School of Art of Temple University.
S H A R Y N O ' M A R A is a mixed-media artist whose drawings, installations, and sculptures exist outside of traditional disciplinary boundaries. Originally educated as a designer, her keen interest in written and spoken language provides the conceptual framework for her studio practice. Working with a broad range of materials such as glass, dog hair, optical fiber, and typewriter tape, her work is conceptually driven and process intensive. She has exhibited in the US and abroad. Her work is included in public and private collections including Corning Museum of Glass and the Arkansas Arts Center. She is Associate Professor and Program Head of Glass at Tyler School of Art of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and three shepherds.