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Ms. Rankin, an instructor at the Haliburton School of the Arts in Ontario, draws her forms in charcoal first and has been inspired by classical forms, select decorative arts, and the history of glass itself. She is represented in the collections of the Corning Museum of Glass, the Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, and Flemish Centre for Contemporary Glass Art, among others.
Mr. Stern’s aesthetic resides where humans and nature interact, between random organic patterns and angular hewn planes. His work pushes the traditional boundaries of the medium. He has taught at the University of Texas at Arlington, the University of Miami, and San Jose State University. He conducts regular workshops at the Glass Furnace in Istanbul, Turkey and at the famous Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle, where he is a teaching assistant.