Jen Violette has been working with molten glass for over 30 years. Her unique landscape sculptures are inspired by the rural Vermont countryside that surrounds her home and studio. In this series, she enjoys capturing the spirit of the rolling hills and historic farm dwellings that dot the local landscape and welcomes the challenge of .....
Jen Violette has been working with molten glass for over 30 years. Her unique landscape sculptures are inspired by the rural Vermont countryside that surrounds her home and studio. In this series, she enjoys capturing the spirit of the rolling hills and historic farm dwellings that dot the local landscape and welcomes the challenge of recreating these scenes in molten glass.
Living in an old farmhouse with connected barns for her studio greatly inspires Violette’s daily thoughts and sketches. Her studio barn was built in 1890 and is a beautiful antique post and beam structure with lots of character, which she and her husband lovingly restored in 2002.
‘So much history is rooted in these old majestic farm dwellings. I often think of the families who have lived on these farms and worked the land. I am in love with these beautiful old barns and farmhouses which are often nestled into grassy hillsides. They are a great source of inspiration for me. It makes me sad to see them slowly vanishing from today’s landscape.
Jen Violette ﬁrst began working with glass at Alfred University in 1991 at age 18 and has been working with molten glass for the past 30 years. She received her BFA in Glass and metal sculpture from Alfred University School of Art & Design in 1994. She continued to pursue her glass art education through courses at Pilchuck Glass School, The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, Rhode Island School of Design, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and Penland School of Crafts. She has been very fortunate to have studied with many of the best glass maestros in the world, including Lino Tagliapietra, William Morris, Pino Signoretto, Dante Marioni, Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen, Martin Janecky, Richard Marquis, Randy Walker, Kait Rhoads, Jasen Johnsen, Stephen Dee Edwards, Fred Tschida, Walt Lieberman, and Brian Pike.
Violette was a featured guest artist at the Corning Museum of Glass Amphitheater Hot Shop in 2017 & 2018 and also taught a Creative Glass Sculpting Techniques class at the Corning Museum of Glass in 2018. In May 2019, she was a guest artist at Public Glass in San Francisco, and in November 2019, she was a featured glass artist on the Corning Museum Mobile Glass Studio stage at SOFA Chicago.
Violette is a full-time glass and mixed media artist based in Wilmington, Vermont.
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Thank you for celebrating the first annual
Glass Art Fair!
We are honored to that you have taken the time to join us in a celebration of art.
The artists in this exhibition are sharing their work from around the world.
Grand Opening: November 1st | Exhibition continues to November 30th of 2020