Cassandria Blackmore was born in California and spent part of her childhood in the San Francisco Bay Area with her English father and her American mother. She grew up on a self sustaining farm and learned at a very early age that everything had a process. Creativity was integral to existing. Blackmore is acclaimed for her unconventional approach to reverse painting. She is widely-recognized as a pioneering artist whose work goes beyond the traditional boundaries of glass and into the contemporary realm. She studied at Lewis & Clark College, completed independent studies in Yorkshire, England, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Pacific Northwest College of Art where her thesis was on exploring Eastern and Western perspectives on art. Her work is in the Contemporary Painting Collection in The Crocker Art Museum. She is a recipient of the prestigious Hauberg Fellowship for painting on glass. In 2006, she was honored as the Renwick Smithsonian artist of the month. Her work is collected internationally and exhibited in galleries and museums across the country. She is currently on The Board of The Pilchuck Glass School. Blackmore divides her time between Seattle and Santa Barbara.