Member Monday: Karen Reid

Member Monday > Member Monday: Karen Reid

Member Monday: Karen Reid

posted on 2:07 PM, March 21, 2016
Photo: Top of the Hedge Quilt detail

Tell us about yourself!
Karen Reid is a studio artist and a lifelong resident of Northeastern Pennsylvania.  Reid’s glass work has been included in two Corning Museum of Glass international competition publications, New Glass Review 30, and New Glass Review 34, and her glass piece “Creek” received the honor of “Best in Show” in the international exhibition, BIGG: Breakthrough Ideas in Global Glass, sponsored by Steuben Glass.

Why are you a member of GAS?
GAS keeps me in touch with the glass world. It’s the perfect organization to stay connected with the state-of-the-art!
If you weren't working in this field, what career would you choose?
I have been around design and building all my life. I am most happy when problem solving construction issues or working with my hands.

What themes do you pursue in your work?
My life and work are inspired by the rich culture and natural environment of Pennsylvania. Simple and unpretentious elements seem to hold the most potential to engender fresh discoveries within my work.
What's something about you that most people don't know?
I love to dance. My husband and I take lessons and try to take advantage of any opportunity to dance together.

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