Karen Donnellan and Suzanne Peck are artists, educators, women, and passionate members of the global glass community. We strive to be inclusive, to consider (and attempt to embrace) all perspectives, and to challenge all ideas that may stem from privilege and assumption. This site serves as a catchall for our research, your research (connect with us!) and the glass world's ever expanding lexicon.
We first delivered the lecture “Blow Harder: Language Gender and Sexuality in the Glass Blowing Studio” at the 2017 Glass Art Society Conference in Norfolk, Virginia.
Karen Donnellan is Assistant Professor of Glass and Director of the National Casting Center Glass Facility at Alfred University, New York. Donnellan is the recipient of numerous residencies most notably; Toledo Museum of Art; Edinburgh College of Art; the Creative Glass Center of America and Pilchuck Glass School. Donnellan has exhibited internationally; including the Irish Museum of Contemporary Art, Tushanwan Museum, Musuem of American Glass, and the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Donnellan earned a Bachelors of Design from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, and an MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology, NY.
Suzanne Peck is a visual artist, writer, curator and educator. She earned her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design’s glass department. Indeed, glass provides continued inspiration in her work, even when the substance itself is absent (isn’t glass always, in a way, absent?). Using glass, photography, digital video and new media, her art practice considers touch, interconnectivity and skin through the lens of sculpture and installation. Her work is exhibited worldwide and held in both public and private collections. Suzanne teaches and exhibits across the United States and Australia. Suzanne is a Visiting Professor of Glass at the Rochester Institute of Technology, NY.