served on the Glass Art Society Board of Directors from June 2010 - November 2011. Bako graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2002 with a BFA and has also studied at the Penland School of Crafts, Pilchuck Glass School, and with Jìrí Harcuba in the Czech Republic. She has extensive experience at Pilchuck Glass School—as a student as well as artist assistant, summer staff member, emerging artist in residence, and special events manager. She was the glass department manager at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, Washington, from 2004 to 2008. Bako has also taught classes in coldworking, fusing, slumping, pâte de verre, and kilncasting at various locations, including Pittsburgh Glass Center, Rochester Institute of Technology, the Glass Furnace in Istanbul, and Pratt Fine Arts Center.
Bako currently lives and works in Seattle and has exhibited internationally. Some recent exhibitions include Encaustic Show and A Look Back at Viscosity in Seattle, Encaustic Expressions at the McLeod Residence, and two shows at the Pratt Fine Arts Center Gallery. Her work appeared in Bullseye’s E-merge (first prize, functional category) in Portland in 2004. Her cut and carved sculptures can be seen at Vetri Gallery in Seattle.
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