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Particulates Matter







601 Chain St. (Studio 6), Norristown, PA 19403

Particulates Matter


Anna Boothe

With degrees in sculpture and glass from Rhode Island School of Design and Tyler School of Art, Anna Boothe has worked with glass since 1980. Her work has been shown extensively and is included in the collections of the Corning Museum of Glass, Racine Art Museum and Tacoma Museum of Art. Recently, Boothe’s work has been featured at the Albuquerque and Fuller Craft Museums, Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, Philadelphia’s Art Alliance and International Airport and in Venice, Italy at Arte Design Venezia’s "The Transparent Breath." Nancy Cohen’s and her major collaborative glass installation Between Seeing and Knowing will open at the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum (WI) October 6 and be on view through February, 2023. As a first-time exhibitor at each the Smithsonian, Philadelphia Museum of Art and ACC Baltimore craft shows, Boothe received Best in Glass distinctions. She served as President of the Glass Art Society and is a former Director of Glass at the National Liberty Museum.

About the Demonstration

With a “cooking show” approach, Anna Boothe will demonstrate how she creates her cast glass sculptures from lead crystal particles. Anna employs a lost-wax kiln-casting technique known as pate de verre casting, coined in late 19th C. France and inspired by processes dating back to antiquity. Through step-by-step examples and passed around visual aids, she will illuminate attendees about a process that is arguably one of the longest and most tedious processes used to create translucent objects from glass.

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