Laurie Kain attended the Rhode Island School of Design to study painting but soon became fascinated with the strangeness and beauty of molten glass. “Everything I had been fascinated by in paint—its liquidity, its responsiveness to motion, its saturation, and its transparency — seemed to be embodied in molten glass, with the extra dimension of process. Glass is shaped using one’s entire body, gravity and one’s breath. The poetic implications are stunning.” In 2006, Laurie moved to an old farmhouse east of the North Cascade Mountains in Washington State, where she is continually inspired and awed by the remote, magnificent landscape and the relative solitude. She currently works at Twisp River Glass.