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Studio Faculty Presentations: Mark Ditzler, Tim Drier, Susan Gott, & Gayla Lee

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September 8, 2020 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Calendar Wheel by Susan Gott

Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty, some of the best-known glassmakers in the world. Hear instructors speak about their work in unstructured and highly-informative sessions in The Studio Lecture Room on Tuesday nights throughout the class sessions.

This week features Mark Ditzler, Tim Drier, Susan Gott, and Gayla Lee in the Studio Faculty Presentations series.

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Mark Ditzler

Mark Ditzler

Mark Ditzler, a Seattle-based artist specializing in kiln-fired glass for art and architecture, has taught classes around the world, including The Studio in Corning. He has degrees in fine art and industrial design, and his work is regularly commissioned and displayed nationwide.

Tim Drier

Tim Drier

Tim Drier has been a glassblower for 25 years, and applies his scientific glassblowing expertise to artistic flameworking. He concentrates on creating decanters, goblets, vases, and human sculptural forms. Drier has taught flameworking courses at The Studio and the Pittsburgh Glass Center, and has demonstrated at the International Flameworker's Conference at Salem Community College.

Susan Gott - Photo Credit George Blanchette

Susan Gott

Susan Gott has worked in glass for more than 30 years and creates one-of-a-kind, cast glass sculpture that incorporates steel, copper, and stone. Her works embody her interest in mythological symbolism and philosophies from ancient cultures that express the union of human being and nature. Gott specializes in using cast glass to create her art.

Gayla Lee

Gayla Lee

Gayla Lee has been working in glass for 12 years. She apprenticed with Baltimore glassblower Anthony Corradetti and has taken many glassblowing and kiln-forming classes at The Studio. Lee was The Studio's artist-in-residence in May of 2010. She currently lives in Annapolis, Md., where she maintains her studio and gallery and runs the glass program at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.