I know Audrey as a kind-hearted mentor in glass. We did a show together many years ago, and after my Oregon, WI shop closed, she kindly let me rent time at her studio in Verona. – Donovan
Audrey has a long resume in Studio Glass. Here is an excerpt from Audrey’s website:
Audrey Handler is known as one of the pioneers of the “Studio Glass Movement”. She started working in glass in 1965 as one of Harvey Littleton’s first female glass students. Audrey was a board member of the Glass Art Society, an international organization she helped create in 1971. Her studio, housed in a 19th century cheese factory, began in 1970 and is one of the oldest continually operating glass blowing facilities in the country. She has taught workshops in glass helping to spread the artistic and conceptual idea of glass as a medium of expression for the artist. Her sculptures are in collections and museums around the world. She is currently on the Glass Advisory Board of the Bergstrom Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah, Wisconsin.
Audrey Handler creates single blown glass forms of fruit, glass platters and vases. She also creates sculptural environments that make a comment on universal experiences usually on domestic themes. These sculptures create a surrealistic time and place. Handler holds a B.F.A. from Boston University School of Fine and Applied Arts and a M.S. and M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Department of Art.
Stop into LWG to view some of Audrey’s work, or visit Audrey’s WebSite to learn more about her substantial contribution to American Glass!