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Amanda Taylor (McBride)

Designing and creating glass art is my passion and livelihood at the present time. I have been working in kiln-formed glass since 1994 and love working in a variety of techniques. My hunger for knowledge in glass never stops.

I love a challenge in whatever I do.

Gallery Representation/Solo Exhibits

2018                       Southern Highland Craft Guild, Asheville, NC

2016-Present     Skaneateles Artisans, Skaneateles, NY

                                 Gardiner Museum Shop, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2013-Present     Fallen Leaf Gallery, Canmore, Alberta, Canada

                                 Corning Museum of Glass Store, Corning, NY

                                 Artful Home, Madison, WI

2014                       NCAGG Guild Group Show – Glenview Mansion, Rockville, MD – May

2011                        Glass Enchantment – Group Show, Nazareth College Arts Center,                                                                                       Rochester, NY, May13-29

2010                       Roberto Ostberg Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, June

2009-2010          Renaissance Art Gallery, Rochester, NY

2009                      Honors Exhibition, Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY, 

2008-2009         Genesee Community College, Batavia, NY, November 28, 2008 –                                                January 3, 2009

2008-2010          Arts on Atlantic, Calgary, Alberta

2008                      Art in the Park, Fish Creek Provincial Park, Calgary, Alta., March to                                          July

2008                      Roberto Ostberg Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, June

2007                      Panache, Edmonton, Alta., April to December

2006-2010         The Galleria, Calgary, Alta.

2006-2010         Alicat Gallery, Bragg Creek, Alta.

Professional Experience

Oatka Glass Studio, Burnsville, NC, Glass Artist, Instructor & Owner – 2016-Present

Oatka School of Glass, Batavia, NY, Glass Artist, Instructor & Co-owner – 2007 to 2016

Glass Art Association of Canada, Board Member – 2006 to 2010

Tsunami Art Studio, Calgary, Alberta, Glass Artist/Owner & Instructor – 2001 to 2007   

Various Oil Companies, Geophysical Technologist, Draftsperson, Data Management –   1978 to 2007

Education

 2017       John C Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC – Japanese Papermaking

                 Carriage House Paper, Brooklyn, NY – Japanese Papermaking

2015       Miriam di Fiore Glass Studio, Italy – Personal Residency, Miriam di Fiore

2014        Weisser Glass, Maryland – Out of Square, Emma Varga

2012        Stained Glass Stuff, Ontario – Extreme Fused Glass Jewelry I, Tanya Veit

                 Bullseye Glass, Portland – Screen Printing with Glass Powders, Stacy Lynn                                                                               Smith

2011        Pratt Fine Arts Center – Screen Printing on Glass, Jeffery Sarmiento

2010       BOCES Batavia – Welding Basics

2009      Rochester Institute of Technology – Studied towards BFA in Glass

                Oatka School of Glass  – Advanced Techniques in Pate de Verre, Ellen Abbott &                                                                  Marc Leva

                                                         Introduction to Lost Wax Casting, Debra Ruzinsky

               Warm Glass Studio – Printmaking Techniques in Glass, Jody Danner Walker

2008     Rochester Institute of Technology – Studied towards BFA in Glass

                Bulleye Glass Company – Painting with Light, Ted Sawyer

                                                             – Platemaking Basics, Nathan Sandberg

                The Studio at Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY – Landscapes in Glass,                                                                                                                                Miriam di Fiore

                Linda Either Glass Studio, Portland, OR – Glass Casting, Linda Ethier

                Calgary Painters Guild, Calgary – Mono-Printing

                Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary – Metalworking for Artists

2007      Bourassa Studio, Calgary – Encaustic Painting, Ken Bourassa

                 Leatherbarrow Glass Studio, Calgary – Introduction to Powder Crackle, Robert                                                                                             Leatherbarrow

                 LaLonde Glass Studio – Fusing Frit Imagery & Precious Metal Leaf, Richard                                                                      Lalonde

                  Chinook College, Calgary – Silversmithing Part 2, Trevor West

2006       Chinook College, Calgary – Silversmithing Part 1, Trevor West

                  Hot Glass Horizons, Portland, OR – Vitri-Fusaille and Glass Painting Technique,                                                                                    Peter McGrain

                  Glass Happens Studio, Edmonton – Beginner Glass Blowing II, Jeff Holmwood

                  Hot Knobs Studio, Portland, OR – Coldworking: The Glass Lathe Workshop,                                                                                         Jack Dopler

                  Fusion Glass, Calgary – Lampworking: Flowers in Beads, Susan White

                  Fusion Glass, Calgary – Lampworking: Silver, Frit & Colour for Beads, Susan                                                                      White

                  Fusion Glass, Calgary – Lampworking: Decorating the Bead Surface, Susan                                                                        White

                  Glass Happens Studio, Edmonton –  Beginner Glass Blowing I, Jeff                                                                                                               Holmwood

2005       Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alta – Kiln Casting, Mark Abildgaard

                  Kelowna Clay Conference, Kelowna, BC – Unconventional Clay, Trudy Golley

                  Glass Expo, Las Vegas, NV – Borosilicate Lampworking for Beginners, Bob                                                                                   Snodgrass

                  Glass Expo, Las Vegas, NV – Intro to Art Clay Silver, Arlene Hildebrand

                  Studio B, Seattle, WA – Working with Float Glass, Rebecca Bergsma

2004       Vetrate Artistiche Toscane, Siena, Italy – Glass Apprenticeship, Gianni Bracciali

                   Studio B, Seattle, WA – Fused Glass Sinks, Patty Gray & Rebecca Bergsma

                   Saskterra Pottery Guild, Saskatoon, Sask – Architectural Ceramics, Peter King                                                                                                      & Xinia Marin

                   Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alta – Re-enforcing Your Stained Glass & 3D                                                                                               Design, Andrea Simpson

2003        Sunshine Coast Artists Co-op, Vancouver Island, BC – Creating More Texture,                                                                                                                          Donna Baspaly

                   Sotnikow Studio, Calgary, Alta – Oil Painting, Dolce Foo Fat

                   Baspaly Studio, Calgary, Alta – 50 Ways to Draw a Pepper, Donna Baspaly

2001        Fusion Glass, Calgary, Alta – Frits & Powders, Robert Leatherbarrow

                  Fusion Glass, Calgary, Alta – Intermediate Fusing, Robert Leatherbarrow

                 City of Calgary, Calgary, Alta – Basic Stained Glass Workshops

1998-2003 North Mount Pleasant Art Center, Calgary, Alta – Various Hand-building                                                  workshops, Wheel-throwing, Glaze Formulation, Raku, and Salt-                                                fired Ceramics – 240 Studio Hours

1995       University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta –  Art Fundamentals: 2D, Wanda Ellerbreck

1994       Fusion Glass, Calgary, Alta – Basic Fusing, Robert Leatherbarrow

1991-96 University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta –  BSc Geophysics

Teaching

2007-Present     Kilnformed Glass Instructor at Oatka Glass Studio 

                                                                Luscious Pate de Verre

                                                                Mystic Vessels: An Introduction to Drop Vessels

                                                                Strip Construction, Pattern Bars & Vitrograph in Glass

                                                                Vitrigraph & Mold Making

                                                                Sculptural Glass Flowers

                                                                Working with Oxides & Metals in Kilnformed Glass

                                                                Wonderful World of Glass Powders

                                                                Fissures & Fractures

                                                                Kilnformed Glass Sconces

                                                                Line as a Design Element

                                                                Hollow Core Glass Casting

                                                                Go With The Flow

                                                                Beginners Fusing Intensive

                                                                Intermediate Fusing Intensive

                                                                Bas Relief in Kilnformed Glass

2017                        Oatka School of Glass

                                                TA for Vitreous Paint & Fusing – Tim Carey

                                                TA for Painting in Layers – Jeff Zimmer

                                                TA for Corallite Forms: Explorations in Powder – Nikki O’Neill

                                   Ed Hoy’s International, Chicago, IL

                                                TA for Out of Square – Emma Varga

                                   Prairie Glass, Humboldt, Saskatchewan

                                                 Mystic Drop Vessels

2016                          Oatka School of Glass

                                                TA for Intriguing Tiny Pate de Verre Elements – Emma Varga

                                    Prairie Glass, Humboldt, Saskatchewan

                                                 Mystic Drop Vessels

                                                 Working Deep: Introduction to Imagery

2015                          Oatka School of Glass TA for Out of Square – Emma Varga

                                                 TA for Seriously Out of Square & Beyond – Emma Varga

                                                 TA for Exploring Construction in Glass – Alyssa Oxley

                                    Prairie Glass, Humboldt, Saskatchewan

                                                 Introduction to Pate de Verre

                                    Weiser Glass Studio, Baltimore, MC

                                                 Introduction to Drop Vessels

2014                          AAE Glass, Cape Coral, Florida

                                                  Manifestations in Glass

                                                  Mystic Drop Vessels

                                    Oatka School of Glass

                                                TA for Glass I&II – David Alcala

                                                TA for Landscapes In Glass – Alice Benvie Gebhart

                                                TA for Translations: A Journey with Miriam di Fiore Into the                                                                   Third Dimension

                                                TA for Miriam di Fiore’s Curio Cabinet: Tricks & Techniques                                                                    Using Glass Powders

2013                           Oatka School of Glass

                                                TA for A Striking Image, Karl Harron

                                                TA for Illuminating Glass, Alicia Lomne

                                                TA for Transference – Creative Ways with Decals and Glass,                                                                      Joanne Teasdale

                                                TA for Special Reactions, Karl Harron

2012                          The Studio at Corning Museum of Glass

                                                                TA for Landscapes in Glass – Miriam di Fiore

                                     Oatka School of Glass

                                                TA for 3D Kilnformed Glass Mosaic Panels, Doug Randall

                                                TA for Pate de Verre, Linda Ethier

                                                TA for Bas Relief Landscape, Richard Parrish

                                                TA for Sand Cast Hot Glass, Karl Harron

                                                TA for A Particulate Language, Catharine Newell

2011                           The Studio at Corning Museum of Glass

                                                TA for Landscapes in Glass – Miriam di Fiore

                                     Oatka School of Glass

                                                TA for Visual Elements of Design, Richard Parrish

                                                TA for Mosaic Cane Work & Coldworking, Gabriele Kustner

                                                TA for Lost Wax Casting, Mark Abildgaard

                                                TA for Thinking Painting, Using Fusing, Roger Thomas

                                                TA for Particular About Particulates, Anna Boothe

                                                TA for Luscious Pate de Verre, Alicia Lomne

                                                TA for Reaction & Interaction, Karl Harron & Eilidh McKenzie

                                                TA for Light Painting, Miriam di Fiore

2010                        Oatka School of Glass

                                                TA for Advanced Powder Crackle Techniques, Robert                                                                                  Leatherbarrow

                                                TA for Fritography & Casting, Michael Dupille

                                                TA for Fun with Metal Enameling, Leslie Schug

                                                TA for The Glass Onion, Kari Minnick

                                                TA for Component Sculpture, Anna Boothe

                                                TA for Extreme Controlled Landscapes, Miriam di Fiore

                                                TA for Pate de Verre, Deborah Horrell

                                                TA for Potpourri of Metal Enameling Techniques, Katharine                                                                     Wood

2009                       Oatka School of Glass

                                                TA for Ventanas, Marty Kremer

                                                TA for Color Theory for Kilnformed Glass, Richard Parrish

2008                       Oatka School of Glass

                                                TA for Ventanas, Marty Kremer

                                                TA for Glass Casting, Linda Ethier

                                                TA for Fritography & Casting, Michael Dupille

2007                       Glass Furnace, Istanbul, Turkey

                                                TA for Mosaics in Kilnformed Glass – Patty Gray

2006-2007           Tsunami Glass Studio, Calgary, Alberta

                                                 Kilnformed Glass Instructor

2006                       Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

                                                  Internship & TA at Warm Glass Conference

                                  James Fowler High School, Calgary, Alberta

                                                  Visiting Glass Instructor

2005-2007           Studio B in Seattle, WA & Glass & Bead Expo in Las Vegas, NV

                                                 TA for Patty Gray – Intermediate & Advanced Glass Fusing