About The Artist
Emily McBride • Minneapolis, MN
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Emily McBride’s collection of blown glass tablewares add color and light into the home. Her designs are inspired by clean lines, minimalist aesthetics, and the luminosity of light transmitting through colored glass. In 2022, McBride was named one of ten artists for the Emerging Artist Cohort with American Craft Council and was invited to be a Visiting Artist at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA. McBride earned her MFA in Craft/Material Studies from VCU in 2016. She resides in Minneapolis, MN.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
My work is all blown glass made by hand in a public non-profit studio called Foci MN Center for Glass Arts in Minneapolis, MN. Since glassblowing is often a team sport, I work with a fellow glass artist to assist in making my work which allows me to get precise and crisp forms. Some pieces require a final surfacing step in the Cold Shop using machinery to flatten bases and give a high polished finish.