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Biography: Jessi Moore

Jessi Moore - Photo by Chris Walters
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Jessi Moore
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Special Projects Team Leader

Jessi Moore is an artist and educator who lives in Corning, New York. Moore was first introduced to glass in Seattle, Wash., when her parents kindly agreed to her enrolling in a local glassblowing program for high school students. From the moment Moore took her first terrifying and exhilarating gather of glass, she was hooked on the material and its endless possibilities for artistic expression.

Before moving to New York to work for The Corning Museum of Glass, Moore spent 12 years honing her craft. Teaching, making, and helping others to instruct led her beyond her home state to schools and glass studios around the country, including Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.

While she was initially drawn to the drama and excitement of glassblowing, it was the expressive potential of kiln-worked glass where Moore found her artistic voice. Her current body of work combines several glassworking techniques, including pâte de verre. This meticulous technique involves arranging particles of glass into molds that are then heated to sinter the glass together. Moore earned a BA in American Cultural Studies from Western Washington University and a MFA from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

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