Carissa Baktay is a Canadian sculptor and glass blower currently living and working in Reykjavik, IS. A graduate of the Master of Glass Art and Science in Portugal, she has been working with glass since 2008, earning a BFA from the Alberta College of Art & Design and studying at The Rhode Island School of Design. An instinctual maker, her work is an attempt to understand and to make physical memories though the process of making as a means of discovery. She has participated in Snow and Ice sculpting residencies in Norway and has attended multiple self directed residencies in Iceland and Finland. Most recently she has been working as an assistant and Artist in Residence at glass shops in Iceland and Norway while focusing on her experimental studio practice.