Becky Snider

Craft, Visual / Media

Working in glass, there is always an element of surprise when you open the kiln. Even if a piece doesn’t turn out the way I planned, I am fascinated by how the colors blend or react with each other and how the glass melts, slumps or drops at different temperatures. My glass pieces are often inspired by nature, stories or songs I hear on the radio or experiences from my life. Other abstract compositions are designed around one or more previously-made components.

About the Artist

Becky L. Snider uses her early training as an abstract painter in her two- and three-dimensional fused glass artworks. She double majored in Studio Art and Dramatic Art at Mills College, and received an MFA in Theatre Technology from the University of Texas at Austin. After working as a theatrical technical director and lighting designer, Becky made a career change.  She received a PhD in Historic Preservation from the University of Missouri-Columbia and operated her own historic preservation consulting firm for many years while also renovating and building houses.  After moving to Maryland, Becky began taking classes in glass fusing and established her own studio.  She lives in Silver Spring with her wife, Karen, two dogs and one cat. She is currently the Vice-President of the National Capital Art Glass Guild.

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