Three Upcoming Artists Working in Glass
MOLLY BURKE, TREY SNOWDON, & LAUREN EASTMAN FOWLER
Please join us for an Opening Reception on Sunday, April 15, 1-4pm with an Artists' Discussion at 2pm.
Molly Jo Burke earned a BFA in Fine Arts from Columbus College of Art & Design (2006) and her MFA in glass from The Ohio State University (2009). In addition, she has taken courses at Pilchuck School of Glass and The Studio at Corning Museum of Glass. She is currently an Assistant Professor and the Assistant Director of Graduate Studies at Columbus College of Art & Design.
Molly observes details and the repetition that occurs in our environment, the simple beauty that occurs in the accumulation of petals, leaves, tentacles, or cells. There are so many similarities, and yet each is different. She creates artwork that magnifies that circumstance, aiming to bring a sense of wonder and familiarity. The organisms she mimics are tenacious yet fragile, and glass functions in that same way.
Trey Snowdon received his first degree from The Ohio State University in Biological Anthropology in 2006, he then decided after traveling through Europe to attend the Columbus College of Art & Design where he learned glassblowing. Trey received his dual BFA in Glass and Small Scale Metals from CCAD in 2013, then earned his MFA in Glass at Kent State University in 2016. He now lives and works in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Trey works beyond traditional functional forms to investigate the relationships between multiple shapes and media. He builds a language between materials, creating energy within the work and narrating a story through the intricacy and internal workings of each piece. Trey pushes to simplify the base form of his designs in order to magnify his concepts in visually striking ways.
Lauren Eastman Fowler was born in Ohio and raised throughout the Midwest. She earned her BFA from Bowling Green State University, her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and spent ten years as a Fine Art teacher before moving back to northern Ohio in 2017. Lauren currently lives and maintains a studio in Perrysburg, Ohio.
Lauren explores intricate natural forms in glass, drawing influence from her family’s rich history of makers. She incorporates the simple, repetitive patterns of her grandfather’s prized Dahlias into her elaborate vessel structures. Lauren is constantly experimenting with new and innovative techniques to push the scale and complexity of her work.