Biography: Wendy Yothers
Wendy Yothers is a silversmith by profession, and specializes in restoration, prototype making, and production smithing for Tiffany & Co. and Kirk Stieff & Co. She is a professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Yothers makes, designs, and restores teapots. Her work has earned her many awards, and she has pieces in the collections of museums around the world, including The Corning Museum of Glass and the Smithsonian.
Yothers received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The College of Architecture and Design at the University of Michigan. She attended the National College of Goldsmithing in Finland, and the Guldsmedehojiskolen (Insitute for Precious Metals, Copenhagen Polytechnic) in Denmark. She has lectured widely, including in China and Italy.
During her residency at The Studio in November 2017, Yothers will create a suite of fine art, visually eloquent glass and silver serving vessels based on a dinner party theme, exploring ways for combining traditional craftsmanship in silversmithing and glass in a 21st-century context.