Paula Bartron was born in California and resides in Stockholm, Sweden. She received a BA Design in Ceramics and Glass (1970) and an MA in Design in Glass (1972) under Marvin Lipofsky, from the University of California at Berkeley. She attended the Orrefors Glass School, Sweden 1973-74 and completed apprenticeships/assistantships in the US and Finland. Her concentration is on unique and experimental works of art in glass. She has had numerous one-person shows and group exhibitions throughout Scandinavia, Europe, the US and Japan. Her work is included in museum and public collections thoughout the world and particularly Sweden. She started the studio glass program at Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in 1975 and currently is a Senior Lecturer there. She also does guest teaching, symposia, and workshops, most notably at Pilchuck Glass School and others in Europe, Japan and the US.
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