Biography: Alyssa Oxley
Alyssa Oxley has been working with kiln-formed and cast glass for about 16 years. She has experience in commercial art, interior and graphic design and despite her paying jobs, has always maintained an active, independent fine art studio of her own.
Her current work in glass is strongly driven by time spent outside, along the Otter Creek near her home in Vergennes, Vermont, or walking the school campus abutting her property, with its distant views of the Green Mountains. Bringing together observations made of nature, architectural references and memory, place her work in glass geographically and make it personal.
Oxley also pursues artist residencies to expand her location opportunities.
Oxley developed her knowledge of glass from working in the Kremer Glass Studio in Pound Ridge, New York. She currently teaches kiln-forming glass classes at South End Glass at Davis Studio in South Burlington, and intensive classes in places like Snow Farm Craft School in Williamsburg, Massachusetts; Helios Fused Glass Studio, Austin, Texas; and The Studio at The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York.