Tell us about yourself!
My name is Meredith Edmondson and I am a glass artist living and working in Nashville, TN. I started working with glass in 2004 when I took a glass bead making class at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, Tennessee, where I went on to receive my BFA in 2009. I spent all of my free time watching people in the hot shop and I fell in love with the material and was fascinated with all of the different possibilities and ways of working with glass, as well as the teamwork and collaborative aspect. With Nashville being a bit of a glass desert, I am pushing myself to find new and creative ways to work within my community, from casting 3-D printed objects, to teaching basic fusing classes, to continuing to run a custom blown glass business by utilizing people in surrounding areas to make the work I design.
What draws you to the material you work with, and why have you chosen the processes that you use in your work?
Material transparency, fluidity, and collaboration have always been what has drawn me to glass. For the past 2 years, I have been focusing on developing my color palette and selecting objects for the kiln cast work I am currently making, and have fallen in love with the lost wax casting process. I am not always a precise person, and the precision necessary to work in this way is a fantastic challenge for me.
What's something about you that most people don't know?
I was a synchronized swimmer in middle and high school.
Why are you a member of GAS
I am a member of the Glass Art Society mostly for the connection to the national and international community. I love the weekly emails with introductions to new artists, the information about gallery shows and calls for art, and general updates about what is going on in our glass world. And the conferences are always fantastic!
To learn more about Meredith Edmondson, go to her GAS MEMBER PROFILE PAGE, or her personal website at http://www.meredithedmondson.com/