Emma Bourke, an award-winning glass artist who is visiting BARN from her native Ireland, will demonstrate her technique as part of the Glass Studio's open studio on Aug. 9.
She graduated with honors in craft design glass and received her master's degree in fine arts from the University of Sunderland in 2013. Her work is in the collections of the National Museum of Ireland, the Corning Museum of Glass, and on permanent public display later this year in the offices of Maurice Ward Art Handling in Dublin.
Themes of botanical mythology and ethnobotany inform her craft in glass and metal. Each piece becomes a meditation on how culture is shaped by the natural environment as native plants have been employed in a range of disciplines from creating structures to developing medicines for healing.
You can see her work here:
This is free, but registration is required because the number of people who can be in the studio is limited.
- Ages 14 and up are welcome.
- Wear close-toed shoes and long pants in the Glass Studio at all times.
- View BARN's current COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
- BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
- For those who might need physical assistance, learn more about BARN's Companion Program.