O’Mara explored glass as both a medium and a method. She pursued two projects during her May residency. The first explored the potential for using optic fiber and light in large, outdoor installations. The second used molten glass to burn drawings of maps on wood. O’Mara’s work has been showcased in New Glass Review and has been installed in exhibits across the country. She currently teaches crafts at and is the chair of the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia.