Artist Profile: Jen Violette

Jen Violette began working with glass at Alfred University in 1991 at age 18, and has been working with molten glass for the past 31 years. 

She received her BFA in glass and metal sculpture from Alfred University in 1994, and has also studied at the Pilchuck Glass School, The Corning Museum of Glass, Rhode Island School of Design, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and Penland School of Crafts.  


“My work is greatly inspired by the natural world. I spend a lot of time outside in nature, both gardening and exploring the forests near my rural Vermont home and studio. I have always been fascinated by nature's unique and ever changing colors, textures and forms, and am passionate about using molten glass to recreate these subtle details."