Kathleen Plate

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Kathleen PlateFor Kathleen Plate there is nothing more exciting than finding beauty in the unexpected.

Kathleen challenges people to look beyond the ordinary by transforming everyday beer and wine bottles into runway acclaimed jewelry and lighting. Viewing the world to be limitless in its opportunities, the Atlanta based designer never stops creating, reinventing, and inspiring others to do the same.

The techniques and materials minimize the impact upon the environment, yet maximize its impact on the people who wear it. It is Kathleen’s hope that her designs will raise a consciousness about the small choices people can make in their daily lives, which will inevitably inspire environmentally responsible choices on a much larger scale. “It’s easy for advocates to live green, but I love it when an everyday person will try to make a small change for the greater good.”

Lorin Silverman

lorin silvermanLorin Silverman has developed an exceptional reputation as an independent glass artist and designer. He received his BFA in Glass from Alfred University. Lorin has studied with as well as been influenced by the Italian maestros Dino Rossin, Pino Signoretto, and the late Elio Quarisa. Gaining recognition for his technical ability and the planning and execution of large and complex hand blown objects, Lorin has been sought after to fabricate work for other artists and designers.

Lorin has worked at The Corning Museum of Glass as a gaffer in the Museum’s Hot Glass Show and a flameworking artist in the Museum’s Innovations Program.  He is a frequent instructor at The Corning Museum of Glass as well as at Brooklyn Glass.  Lorin has been a demonstrating artist at Urban Glass in NYC, The Studio at The Corning Museum of Glass, and Hudson Beach Glass in Philadelphia.