P.O. Box 977; 34 Court Sq.
Montague, Ma 01351
413- 367-9367 or 413-250-3405 cell
Sally Prasch is perhaps the perfect blend of advanced technical skill and intuitive creativity. Her background is in both scientific glassblowing and fine art. She began her career at the age of 13, with Lloyd Moore working as a part-time apprentice at the University of Nebraska and later as a Glassblowing Instructor for the City of Lincoln Recreation Department. She took workshops from some of the best glassblowers of the time, including William Bernstein, Ray Schultz, and Lino Tagliapietra. She attended the University of Kansas from 1977 to 1980 and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art in Glass (Furnace glassblowing) and Ceramics. After college Sally worked in a hot shop and started her glass art business that is still active today. Sally started attending the Glass Art Society Conferences in 1978 and continues to participate by giving demonstrations and by serving on the Glass Art Society Advisory Board. In 1985, Prasch received her Certificate in Scientific Glass Technology from Salem College in New Jersey. Soon afterwards, she obtained a position with AT&T doing large quartz work for the semiconductor industry. She continued her studies and, in 1986, received a degree in Applied Science from Salem College. Later that year she got a job as a Scientific Glassblower and Glass Instructor at the University of Massachusetts where she taught scientific glassblowing and the properties of glass to graduate students in Chemistry and Physics. She has been a member of the American Scientific Glassblowers Society and has participated in seminars on such subjects like Vacuum Technology, Quartz technology, and Glass Sealing.
She began to receive recognition for her artistic work and was selected for the Corning New Glass Review in 1993.
Her current work is characterized by the combination of her technical skills and a strong art esthetic. She places other-worldly figures in glowing globes filled with rare gasses and constructs portraits of friends from broken shards picked out of the glass trash barrels. One item she is well known for are goblets made with coiled stems so that they bounce when handled. Her latest work incorporates cast bronze with glass.
Perhaps Prasch’s greatest fulfillment comes from teaching. She has taught flameworking workshops at Urban Glass in New York City, at the famous Niijima Glass School in Japan; Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA; Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC; Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA; Grove Gas & Light Co, University of CA, San Diego, CA; Ingalena Klenell’s Studio, Sweden and many more.
2005-2013 Scientific Glassblower and Instructor; Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
1999-02 Scientific Glassblower and Glass Instructor, University of VT, Burlington, VT
1986-95 Scientific Glassblower and Glass Instructor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
1985-86 Scientific Glassblower, AT&T, Lee’s Sumit, MO
1982-84 Independent Glassblower, Worcester, MA
1981-82 Glassblower, Cureil Glass Studio, Omaha, NE Assistant Scientific Glassblower for Lloyd Moore, University of Nebraska
1970-77 Apprentice Scientific Glassblower and Teaching Assistant for Lloyd Moore, University of Nebraska Lincoln NE
2006-11 Graduate sculpture classes with Mary Giehl, Syracuse Universiy, Syracuse, NY
1997: Workshop in Advanced Flameworking with Cesae Toffolo Rossit, The Studio, Corning, NY
1996: Computer Training Courses for Small Businesses, Amherst, MA
1985-95 Seminars through the American Scientific Glassblowers Society: Small Business, Vacuum Technology, Fire & Explosion Hazards, Quartz Technology, Glass Sealing
1994: Workshop in Copper Wheel Engraving with Harold Gross, Studio Access, Corning, NY
1993: Workshop in Advanced Flameworking with Cesae Toffolo Rossit, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA
1986: Associate Degree in Applied Science, Salem College, Carney’s Point, NJ
1985: Certificate in Scientific Glass Technology, Salem College, Carney’s Point, NJ
1982: Workshop in Glass with Finn Lingaard and Carl Powel, Pilchuck, Seattle, WA
1980: Bachelor of Fine Arts, (Glass and Ceramics), University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
1979: Workshop with Lino Tagliapietra, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA
1977: Courses in glass with Ray Schultz, Kearney State College, Kearney, NE
1976: Workshop in glass with William Bernstein, Naple Mills School, Naples, NY
1970-76: Part-time Apprentice, Lloyd Moore, University of Nebraska
Full Scholarship to attend The Studio, Corning, NY
1993: Full Scholarship to attend Pilchuck Glass School, Pilchuck, WA
1992: Corning for New Glass Review
1988: Corning International Glass Music for Outstanding Performance
Kimble Award for Excellence in Glassblowing
2012: Co-Chair for the International Scientific Glassblowers Exhibition, Corning, NY
2011: Glass Instructor, Demo, Kobe and Tokyo, Japan
1991-2011: Glass Instructor, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
2001-2012: Flameworking Instructor; Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
2001-2013: Flameworking Instructor, Snow Farm, Williamsburg, MA
2001-2013: National Bottle Museum, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
1999-2007: Flameworking Instructor, Salem Community College, Carney’s Point, NJ
1995-2009: Flameworking and Neon Instructor, Penland School of Crafts, NC
1997-2010: Flameworking Instructor, Worcester Craft Center, Worcester, MA
2002 -2008: Flameworking Instructor, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA
2005: Flameworking Instructor; Ingalena Klenell's Studio; Sweden
2008: Glass Art Society Portland Conference, demo
2001-2002: Flameworking Instructor Horizons to Go Program, Tuscany, Italy and Ireland
2000: Post Conference Workshop, Urban Glass, NY
1999-2002: Flameworking Instructor, Grove Gas & Light Co at the University of California, San Diego, CA Glass Instructor
1998-2002: Flameworking Instructor, Public Glass, San Francisco, CA
1995-2001: Flameworking Instructor, University of Michigan, Dearborn
1998-2002: Demonstrate for the Society of Glass Beadmakers, Corning, NY & Alexandra, VA Pre Conference Workshop, Hands on Glass Studio, Corning, NY
1992-2001: Flameworking Instructor, Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY
1998: Flameworking Instructor, Peacock Rose Glass Studio, San Francisco, CA
1998: Glass Art Society, demonstrate during conference and post conference workshop, Seto, Japan
1996-1997: Resident Flamework, Instructor, The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
1996: Flameworking Chair of the Glass Art Society Conference, Set up 10 Workshops, and 30 Demonstrations
1995: Flameworking Instructor, Niijima Glass Center, Japan
1973-1982: Flameworking Instructor, City of Lincoln Recreation Department, Lincoln, NE
The Penland Book of Glass. 2009
New England Home. Master of Art and Science. page 64, April 2010
Glass Knocking at the Door of Art. Korean Craft Promotion Foundation, 2010
Oldknow, Tina. 25 Years of New Glass Review. The Corning Museum of Glass, 2006.
Kieffer Susan. 500 Glass Objects / A Celebration of Functional and Sculptural Glass. Lark Books, 2006
Shrader, Valerie Van Arsdale. "1000 Glass Beads / Innovation and Imagination in Contemporary Glass Beadmakinig." Lark Books 2004
McLaughlin, Jean W. The Nature of Craft and the Penland Experience. Lark books, 2004
Mears, Elizabeth. Flameworking / Creating Glass Beads, Sculptures and Functional Glass, Lark Books
Kohler, Lucartha. Women Working in Glass Atglen, PA : Schiffer Pub.Ltd 2003.
Yelle, Richard Wilfred, International Glass Art / by Richard Wilfred Yelle. Atglen, PA : schiffer Pub., 2003.
Crook, Morgan and Fishman, Jacob. The Neon Engineers Notebook. Northbrook, IL : Lightwriters Neon, 2002. 189p. Limited to 1000 copies.
Dunham, Bandhu, Formed of Fire Selections in Contemporary Lampworked Glass.
Dunham, Bandhu Scott. Contemporary Lampworking : a Practical Guide to Shaping Glass in the Flame. 1993 pre-publication ed, . Prescott, AS : B. S. Dunham, 1193. 1v. (various pagings) also 1995 ed., 1997 and 2002and 3rd.
Strattman, Wayne. " Neon Techniques: Handbook of Neon Sign and Cold Cathode Lighting." / edited by Wayne Strattman. 4th ed. Cincinnati : ST Publications, Inc., 1997.
Yelle, Richard Wilfred.. "Glass Art from Urban Glass." Atglen, PA : Schiffer 2000.
"In Context : Sally Prasch," Glass, no. 62, sprng 1996, pp. 42-45
2011: Brattleboro Museum and Art Center - "Glass in All Senses"
2010: More Fire Glass Studio (Rochester, NY) – “Turned On”
2009: Exhibit A (Corning, NY) – “Luminous Evidence”
2007: More Fire Glass Studio (Rochester, NY) – “Over the top Rewired”
2006: More Fire Glass Studio (Rochester, NY) – “Over the Top”
2004: The Mint Museum of Craft and Design (Charlotte, NC) – “The Nature of Craft and the Penland Experience”
Guilford Handcraft Center (Guilford, CT) – “Biennial North American Glass Show”
2001: West End Gallery (Corning, NY) – “Passing the Torch”
2000: Center of the Earth (Charlotte, NC) – “Biennial North American Glass Show”
Mostly Glass (Englewood, NJ) – “Fauna & Flora”
Museum of Neon Art (Los Angeles, CA) - “Traveling Light”
1999: The Alfred Berkowitz Gallery at the University of Michigan Dearborn (Dearborn, MI) – “Flamework at the U of MI-D”
Mostly Glass (Englewood, NJ) –“Naked Glass”
1998 – Centro Vetro (Venice, Italy) –“Venezia Aperto Vetro 98”
1997 &1998: Mostly Glass (Englewood, NJ) – “The ABC of American Glass”
1997: Craft Alliance (St. Louis, MO) – “Survey of Flameworking”
Philabaum Glass Gallery (Tucson, AZ) – “Regions of the Flame”
1996: Society for Arts and Crafts (Boston, MA) – “Out of the Flame”
American Scientific Glassblowing Society
Northeast Section of the American Scientific Glassblowing Society
The Glass Art Society
Glass Music International Society
International Society of Glass Beadmakers
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