Renee Ayers

Lives & works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

When my daughter, Sydney, was three years old, she announced that she was an artist.  My experience was in business, but in order to help support her goals, I started exploring art with her.  In her early teens, she was too young to take classes involving a torch without a parent present, so I started working in metal and glass as well.  She is now a student at Carnegie Mellon University, working on her degree in Visual Arts and Video Game Design. Sydney's passion for art ignited a flame of creativity in me.  But I prefer to handle glass in its solid state, so I work in the warm shop rather than right in the fire of the flame or hot shops.  An avid traveler, by assembling glass pieces or abstracting images, I attempt to evoke a feeling or sensation from an experience far removed from my everyday life.  

 

 

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Education

1988 B.A. Business & Economics, 

University of Pittsburgh

 

Art classes at the Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, the Society for Contemporary Crafts, and Touchstone Center for Crafts

 

Private student of glass artist, Elizabeth Fortunato http://www.elizabethfortunatoglass.com

 

Private student of small metals artist, Pat Falbo http://www.pittsburghsilversmiths.com/PatFalbo.html

 

Exhibitions

April 2016 Hot Jam - Pittsburgh Glass Center

2013 Jewelry group show -Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley PA