Carlyn Ray

Carlyn Ray


FORMAL EDUCATION 2004 The College of William and Mary -Major: 3D Art-stone, bronze, metals, clay and plaster -Minor: Psychology -Scholarship: Full Volleyball NCAA Division I Scholarship -President’s Collection: Independent Study, Bronze Casting Series 2000 Episcopal School of Dallas High School -2 years of Advanced Placement Art GLASS BLOWING EDUCATION 2008 Session Scholarship Work/Study with Nancy Callen and Katherine Gray, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, MI 2005 Concentration Work/Study with Eddie Bernard, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC 2005 Concentration (2 months) with Doug Ohm, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC 2003 Semester abroad at University College of Learning Glass Program with David Traub and Claudia Borella; Wanganui, NZ GLASS BLOWING EXPERIENCE 2011 - Present Carlyn Ray Designs, Austin, Texas 2012 Artist in Residence, West Texas A&M University, Canyon Texas 2012 Visiting Artist, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, Texas 2012 Guest Artist, Sinaca Glass Studio, Fort Worth, Texas 2012 Demonstrating Artist, Orange Beach Arts Festival, Orange Beach, Alabama 4/2009-12/2010 Narrator and Gaffer, Hot Glass Show, Celebrity Cruises, Eastern Mediterranean, Baltic, and Caribbean Waters 7/2007- 4/2009 Employee for Chihuly Inc., Seattle, Washington 7/2007- 2009 Assistant to David Wight, Seattle, WA 2008-2009 Assistant to Chico Raskey, Seattle, WA 5/2008: Visiting Artist for Roger Parramore and Hiroshi Yamano, Osaka School of Fine Arts, Osaka, Japan 3/2008: Assistant to Sonja Blomdahl, Blomdahl Studio, Seattle, WA 2008 Assistant to Janusz Pozniak, Meridian Ave Studio, Seattle, WA 1/17/2008- 2/1/08 Assistant to Lino Tagliapietra and team, Mongrain Glass Studio, Mukilteo, WA 7/2007 Visiting Artist for Ken Rinaldo and Joe Cariati, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA 7/2007 Assistant to Tom Farbanish, Mongrain Glass Studio, Mukilteo, WA 3/2007 Assistant to Thor Bueno, Artist in Residence, Penland Glass School, Penland, NC 2/2007 Assistant to Preston Singletary, Ben Moore Inc, Seattle, WA 2/2007 Assistant to Kait Rhodes, Artist-in-residence at Pilchuck Glass School, Stannwood, WA 2/2007 Assistant to Karen Willenbrink, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA 2006-2007 Assistant to Martin Janecky, Demonstration: Corning Museum of Glass, NY; Penland Glass School, NC; Pilchuck Glass School, WA; University of Texas at Arlington, TX Artist in Residence: Fairbanks Alaska; 2006 Teaching Assistant for Martin Janecky, Corning Museum of Glass, NY 2006 Teaching Assistant for Martin Janecky, Penland School of Crafts, NC 2006 Assistant to Petr Novotny, GAS Conference, St. Louis, Missouri 2005-2006 1 1/2 year apprenticeship with glass blower Joe Neilander, Spruce Pine, North Carolina LECTURES/ PUBLIC SPEAKING/ SHOWS 2012- Current Volunteer art teacher and project leader at “American Youthworks,” a school educating at risk students, Austin, TX 2012 “2012 Master Glass Show” Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX 2012 “Austin Bergstrom International Airport Metal Arts Show,” Austin Bergstrom Airport, Austin, TX 2012 City of Austin Panel Discussion, “Running A Creative Business,” Palmer Events Center, Austin, TX 2012 “Project Heroes” Shelton School, Dallas, Texas 2012 “2012 Faces of Austin,” featuring video ‘Carlyn Ray: Glassblower,’ SXSW and City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division, Austin Texas PUBLICATIONS Patron Art/ Culture/ Design (Fall 2012) “Acquiring Minds.” p 76- 81. Full photo 78. Press-Register: Mobile, Alabama’s Newspaper (March 5, 2012) “Love the Glass: Texas artist Carlyn Ray brings her creations to Orange Beach Festival of Art” Cover of Living section, 1D. Best Of America Glass Artists (Volume II). (2011). Virginia: Kennedy Publishing. Best of World Glass Artists (Volume II). (2011). Virginia: Kennedy Publishing. Austin Home, (2011, Winter). “Unbreakable: Up-and-coming glassblower Carlyn Ray blazes through burns and scars to coax fragile works of art.” p 31 & 56. William and Mary Alumni Association (2011). Carlyn Ray: Blowing Life into Glass.


  • glassblower
  • accept commissions
  • architectural/public


Business Name:
Carlyn Ray Designs
1036 Hillside Ter
Buda, TX 78610