Biography: Mielle Riggie
Mielle Riggie works with both the strength and fragility of glass to illustrate the dynamics of human emotion or conditions. In her residency at The Studio, she created cast glass sculpture amplifying elements in nature, such as leaves or roots, and recombining disparate parts in a way that exaggerates tension, balance, and fragility. She continued her Skeleton series (which began with a large cast leaf piece), creating a grouped installation that examines the issues of balance between humans and the landscape. Riggie holds an M.F.A. in Fibers from the University of Washington/Seattle and a B.F.A. from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.