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Studio Faculty Presentation: Jennifer Crescuillo, Lisa Demagall, Courtney Dodd, William Gudenrath, Nikki O’Neill, and Andrew Najarian

The Studio
June 19, 2018 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Banded Iron Formation by Jennifer Crescuillo (Photo by Ben Corda and Cody Bryant)

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 summer class sessions.

This week features Jennifer Crescuillo, Lisa Demagall, Courtney Dodd, William Gudenrath, Nikki O’Neill, and Andrew Najarian in the Studio Faculty Presentations series.


Jennifer Crescuillo
Jennifer Crescuillo is an internationally exhibited artist currently living and working in Silver Point, Tennessee. Crescuillo was first introduced to glass at Bowling Green State University where she completed her Bachelor of Fine Art in glass. She...
Lisa Demagall (Photo by Joanna Manousis)
Lisa Demagall is a glass artist working with both sculptural flamework and kiln cast glass techniques. Demagall earned her MFA at the New York College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2011, and a BFA from The Ohio State University in 2006. She...
Courtney Dodd
Courtney Dodd was a Core Fellow at Penland School of Crafts from 2006-2008 and later worked for Devin Burgess, a former resident at Penland. Dodd holds an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University with an emphasis in glass, and a BFA from Missouri...
William Gudenrath
Resident Advisor
William Gudenrath is a glassblower, scholar, author, lecturer, and teacher. He is recognized internationally as one of the foremost authorities on glassmaking techniques of the ancient world through the 18th century. He has spent many decades...
Andrew Najarian
Andrew Najarian received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Southern Illinois University. While in school he had the unique opportunity to study at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland. He then received a residency at the...
Nikki O'Neill
Nikki O’Neill has been working with glass for over 30 years and currently uses kiln-forming techniques to create sculptures and vessels from glass powder and from recycled float glass. O’Neill found her passion for art and working with glass while...