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Biography: Jen Kuhn

Jen Kuhn
Jen Kuhn

Jen Kuhn came to glassmaking late in life. After spending decades working with children and animals, she was introduced to flameworking by a friend. She then took a one-week class at The Studio and became dedicated to bead making in soda-lime glass. She spent the first five years making glass beads focusing on small, intricately-detailed beads for jewelry. In 2013, she became a demonstrator at the Museum where she learned to work in borosilicate for sculpture. This led to an interest in working on a larger scale in her beadwork as well. Kuhn is passionate about teaching and enjoys the challenge of helping students, especially beginners, problem solve.

Kuhn currently works as a demonstrator/narrator for the daily science and flameworking demonstrations in the Innovation Center as well as making production work in her home studio. 


Blog Posts by this Author

Last week we started to look at the question of why optical fiber bends so much. We learned that glass is rigid at an atomic level and metal has more flexibility. In order to really understand why things do not break, we need to know why and when they do break. Materials break, or give, at the... more
In the Innovations gallery we get many questions about all sorts of topics involving glass. One of the most frequently asked questions, in reference to optical fiber, is “How can glass be so flexible?” To answer this we will be doing a two part blog; the first to figure out why things bend at all,... more