Emily Marie discovered her love of glass blowing in 2008 when she took up an apprenticeship under renowned glass artist Kristian Merwin. After spending her first several months making mostly jewelry and other ornaments, Emily made her first pipe, and she hasn’t looked back since.
With the guidance and encouragement of her teacher and her fellow glass artists, Emily has gradually worked her way up to making larger and more complex pieces. Her aesthetic is a constantly evolving one, which is to say that it is always in motion and consistently open to development. In recent months she has been using her craft as a medium through which to combine her artistic desires with her great love of science and the natural world. Propelled by this theme, Emily entered her first live glass blowing competition at Champs, winning a gold medal in the qualifying round and moving on to take fourth place in the Masters’ Final. She sees these competitions as an opportunity to challenge herself, to stay inspired to grow, and to feel the great adrenaline rush that comes with creating something at the edge of one’s skill level.
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