Sean Donlon

Sean Donlon glittering art looks familiar. Yet there is something odd — or — off about it. And that’s fine with the Virginia glass blower, who uses flame working to make his modern and misshapen teapot creations. The artist: Born in Springfield, VA, Donlon grew up with a mother who was a fiber artist and…

Amber Marshall

In her sculptural glass work, North Carolina artist Amber Marshall focuses on fresh colors and forms that seem effortlessly elegant. The artist: Marshall grew up in Collinsville, IL, a small town near St. Louis, and graduated from Illinois State University in 2001 with a degree in art and a specialization in glass. For the next…

Louise Gaskill

North Carolina’s Louise Gaskill transforms vintage items into what she calls “edged-up” modern lighting designs. The artist & owner: Gaskill grew up in New Bern and graduated with a history degree from Meredith College in Raleigh. After selling software for many years, she hit the refresh button on her career. With no formal training, Gaskill…

Kate Rothra Fleming

A lifelong interest in the natural world’s colors, forms and textures influences Kate Rothra Fleming’s glass jewelry designs. Background: Grew up in Miami, and as a child traveled around to remote areas of wild Florida with her father and mother, a nature writer. Fleming earned degrees from University of Florida and Rochester Institute of Technology.…