Kelly Howard brings to her glass work a depth of artistic and intellectual enquiry. A native of the Midwest, she has traveled and studied widely in her artistic education. Kelly holds a BA in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as a BFA from SAIC, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Attending SAIC on a Presidential merit scholarship, her studies focused on painting, sculpture, foundry & fiber. Initially drawn to glass during a blacksmithing workshop, Kelly’s continued education in glass has taken her to such institutions as Pilchuck, Corning and the Eugene Glass School. She has traveled extensively in Australia, Italy and Spain, seeking ideas and inspiration.

Kelly now makes her home on the south coast of Oregon where she has worked exclusively in glass for the past 12 years.

“My work in glass is about color and form,” says Kelly. “Three years ago I began exploring color through layering and chemical reactions. My work in the last few years has developed in a direction that is much more painterly and experimental.”