Biography: Amber Cowan
Amber Cowan is an artist and educator working out of Philadelphia, PA. In 2014, she was awarded the Museum's Rakow Commission.
She has taught alongside, and been the teaching assistant to, many prolific artists, including Paul J. Stankard, Gianni Toso, Lucio Bubacco and Emilio Santini. Cowan also taught glassblowing and flameworking at One Sixty Glass and UrbanGlass. She was awarded the 2012 International Procter Fellowship at The Australian National University, The Steve Stormer Award from Temple University, and was a demonstrating artist at the 2011 International Flameworking Conference. Cowan was one of the featured artists in The Toledo Workshop Revisited, 1962–2012, a documentary film produced by the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation.
She is a faculty member in the glass department at Tyler School of Art. Her work is represented by Heller Gallery in New York City and she had a solo show at The Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, in fall 2014.