Anne Petters

2014 QEST Garfield Weston Foundation Scholar - Glassmaking

Anne is a talented artist with a growing reputation for creating technically innovative and creatively complex works in glass. She navigates multiple traditional glass processes, all the while challenging the known boundaries. QEST enabled Anne to take up a two-month residency at the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington, USA. This school is acknowledged as being a platform for fine arts and tutoring those with and without glass experience, in particular nurturing artists pushing the boundaries of their specialist medium. Anne has developed a specific kiln casting/pate de verre glass technique that has found recognition internationally; it gives new opportunities in working sculpturally with glass, using traditional craft methods in an inventive and contemporary way, rethinking the unique physical, aesthetic and metaphoric qualities of glass.