Laura Goodwin received her BA in Studio Art, Ceramics from Scripps College in the 1970’s. While attending college, she spent two years studying in Perugia, Italy and received a Certificate of Proficiency in the Italian language. She became interested in glass and apprenticed with master craftsman Craig Zweifel of Idaho. She also attended Pilchuk over a period of three years – as a student, artist assistant to Italo Scango and a teaching assistant/interpreter for Felice Niholo. After leaving Idaho she received her MS in Art Education and Teacher Certification for Art in K-12 from Southern Connecticut University in New Haven. She also received a MFA in Glass from Southern Illinois University in 1995. She then attended the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, and in 1995 moved to Santa Fe to work as an artist assistant for Flo Perkins. Laura has run the Nambe Glass Studio for the last 12 years.

“Fruit is sensual – the shape, the contours – I love the idea of capturing that in glass”….

HONORS AND AWARDS

2013 Jurors’ Choice Award, Pilchuck Glass School 35th Annual Auction, Stanwood, WA

TELEVISION

2007 Juried Featured Artist, That’s Clever, HGTV filmed at Nambe Glass Studio, Nambe, NM

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014 Ms. Marasmius & Beetlewood, The William and Joseph Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1995 MFA Exhibition, Glass Expressions, Southern Illinois Arts and Crafts, Carbondale, IL

GROUP EXHIBITIONS | JURIED EXHIBITIONS|AUCTIONS

2014 Juried Exhibition, Pilchuck Glass School Annual Auction7, Stanwood, WA
2005 Juried Invitational Exhibition, Glory Hole Glassworks, Santa Fe, NM
2000 Juried Exhibition, Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, Toledo, OH
1997-1998 Juried Invitational, Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, Toledo, OH
1997 Juried Invitational, New Mexico Glass G.A.S. Conference, Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, AZ
1996 101 Cups | 101 Artists Invitational, Karen Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1996 Invitational Exhibition, Day of the Dead Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, AZ
1996 Juried Invitational, Biennial Fine Crafts, Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos, NM
1995 Juried Exhibition, Penland School of Crafts, Asheville, NC
1995 Juried Exhibition, A New View to Judaic Art, Jewish Community Center, Pittsburgh, PA
1995 Juried Exhibition, G.A.S., Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville, NC
1995 Southern Illinois Open Invitational, Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, IL
1994-1995 Juried Invitational, Pilchuck Glass School Annual Exhibition, Seattle International Airport
1994 Juried Invitational, Pilchuck School Annual Auction, Stanwood, WA
1993 Second Annual People’s Choice Exhibition, Southern Illinois University at
Carbondale Art Museum, IL
1993 Juried Invitational, Tableservice Sonata Exhibition, Edward’s Place
Springfield Art Association, Springfield, IL
1992 Glassworks, Sycamore Gallery, Indianapolis, IL
1992 Pilchuck Glass School Staff Exhibition, Cliff Michael Gallery, Seattle, WA
1991 Juried Invitational, Intimate Places, Personal Spaces Miniatures Exhibition, Southern
Illinois University at Carbondale Art Museum, IL

APPRENTICESHIPS | ARTIST-TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS

1995-1996 Artist Assistant, Flo Perkins, Santa Fe, NM
1995 Workshop with Flo Perkins, Penland School of Crafts, Asheville, NC
1993 Teaching Assistant, Felice Nittolo, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
1992 Artist Assistant, Italo Scanga, Artist in Residence, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
1984 Apprentice, Craig Zweifel, Zweifel Art Glass, Ketchum, ID
1977 Apprentice, Grazia Majolica Factory, Deruta, Italy

TEACHING

1991-1994 Glassblowing, Arts & Crafts Marketplace, Whittington, IL
1993 Teaching Assistant, Felice Nittolo, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
1993 Glassblowing, Ohio River Festival of the Arts, Evansville, IN
1992-1993 Hot Shop Steward | Glassblowing, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL
1992 Glassblowing, Arts in Celebration, Carbondale, IL
1992 Glassblowing, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Memphis, TN
1991-1992 Flat Glass, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL

EDUCATION

1999 Studied with Dino Rosin, Corning Glass Studio, Corning, NY
1995 Studied with Flo Perkins, Penland School of Crafts, Ashville, NC
1995 Master of Fine Arts, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL
1990 Master of Science, Art Education, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT
Art Teacher Certification – K-12.
1989 Studied painting and drawing, Universita d’Urbino, Urbino, Italy.
1986 Studied Hot Glass with Therman Statom, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
Studied Casting and Blowing with Bertil Vallien, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
Studied Enameling with Ulrica Hydman-Vallien, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
1979 Bachelor of Arts, Studio Arts (Ceramics) with Paul Soldner, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
1978 Certificato di Corso Medio, L’Universita per Stranieri, Perugia, Italy
Studied Art History and Studio Arts to learn Italian.