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Jean Maria Fernandes

Name

[Fernandes, Jean Maria]
  • Lecturer

Biography

Jean Fernandes is an international artist currently working in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. She began working for the Art and Art History Department at the University of Texas in 2012 while pursuing an MFA degree in glass. She exhibits her work nationally and internationally. These shows most notably include Art Inter/national (Box Heart gallery, Pittsburgh, PA), Emerge (Bullseye gallery, Portland, OR), and the Stanislav Libensky Award (Prague Gallery of Czech Glass, CZ). Her most notable recent achievements include winning the 2015 Niche Sculpture Award in Glass, being published in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology 2014, and being selected as a 2014 Bullseye Glass Emerge finalist.

Jean currently teaches kiln-formed glass and manages the kiln studios at UT Arlington and Sinaca Studios of Fort Worth.

Professional Preparation

    • 2010 Bachelor of Arts in Art and Design StudiesSan José State University
    • 2014 Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in GlassUniversity of Texas at Arlington

Appointments

    • Aug 2014 to Present Lecturer
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Aug 2012 to May 2014 Graduate Teaching Assistant
      University of Texas at Arlington

Memberships

  • Professional
    • Jan 2009 to Present Glass Art Society
  • University
    • Aug 2012 to May 2014 Master of Arts Collective in Higher Idea Navigation and Exploration
    • Sept 2011 to May 2014 Student Art Association, The University of Texas at Arlington
    • Aug 2011 to May 2012 Graduate Student Senate, The University of Texas at Arlington
    • Aug 2008 to May 2010 Glass Artist Guild, San Jose State University

Awards and Honors

    • Mar  2014 Pittsburgh Glass Center Scholarship sponsored by Pittsburgh Glass Center
    • Jan  2014 Who's Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges sponsored by Randall-Reilly Publishing
    • Sep  2013 Honorable Mention for the "Changes" Exhibition sponsored by Art Not Terminal Gallery, Seattle WA
    • Aug  2013 Honorable Mention for the Glass Art Society Online Exhibition sponsored by The Glass Art Society Award Details
    • Mar  2013 Pittsburgh Glass Center Scholarship sponsored by Pittsburgh Glass Center
    • Mar  2013 Bullseye Glass Conference Scholarship sponsored by Bullseye Glass Co.
    • Feb  2013 Advanced Research in Glass Grant sponsored by Barbara and Dennis DuBois
    • Feb  2013 Pittsburgh Glass Center and UTA Glass Partner Scholarship sponsored by Pittsburgh Glass Center and UTA Glass
    • Feb  2013 Graduate Research in Glass Grant sponsored by Ignacio and Lynda Nunez
    • Nov  2012 COLA (College of Liberal Arts) Dean's Award for Research Travel sponsored by College of Liberal ArtsOffice of the Provost and Vice President for Academic AffairsOffice of the PresidentUniversity of Texas at Arlington
    • Mar  2012 Pittsburgh Glass Center and UTA Glass Partner Scholarship sponsored by Pittsburgh Glass Center and UTA Glass
    • Oct  2011 Santa Clara Sculpture Exhibition Merit Award sponsored by Cultural CommissionCity CouncilCity of Santa Clara
    • Mar  2010 Pittsburgh Glass Center and SJSU Partner Scholarship sponsored by Pittsburgh Glass Center and San Jose State University
    • May  2005 Bank of America Achievement Award in the Field of Art sponsored by Bank of America
    • May  2005 Pat Van de Vooren Perpetual Plaque Award for Art sponsored by Pat Van de Vooren
    • May  2005 AP Scholar Award for Exemplary College Level Achievement sponsored by The College Board
    • May  2005 President's Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence sponsored by United States Department of Education
    • May  2002 Governor's Scholarship Award sponsored by Scholarshare Investment Board

Other Activities

    • Artist in Residence
      • 2016 Pittsburgh Glass Center Residency

Research and Expertise

  • Professional Development

    2015

                          Paragon Maintenance Seminar
                         
    Paragon Industries, Mesquite, TX
                          November 2015
                          The Art of Throwing: Nathan Portnoy
                          Creative Arts Center, Dallas, TX
                          September - October 2015
                          Goblet Workshop: Aaron Tate
                          SiNaCa Glass Studio, Fort Worth, TX
                          January 2015


    2014             

                          Secret Knitted Glass Techniques: Carol Milne
                          Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA
                          Attendance through PGC Scholarship
                          May 2014


    2013             

                          Furnace Casting: Developing Strategies for Success: Patrick Martin
                          Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA
                          Attendance through PGC / UTA Glass Department Partner Scholarship
                          August 2013
                          Press Mold and Hollow Core Casting: Erika Tada
                          Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA
                          Attendance through Pittsburgh Glass Center Scholarship
                          July 2013
                          Fractures: Richard Whiteley and Scott Chaseling
                          Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
                          Attendance through the DuBois Advanced Research in Glass Grant
                          May 2013
                          Bullseye Glass Educator Workshop
                          Bullseye Glass Resource Center, Portland, OR
                          Attendance through Bullseye Invitation
                          May 2013


    2012             

                          Casting Complex and Intricate Forms: Helen Stokes
                          Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA
                          Attendance through PGC / UTA Glass Department Partner Scholarship
                          June 2012
                          Performance and Installation Workshop: Melissa Haviland
                          University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
                          April 2012


    2011             

                          Containers of Light and Story: Bertil Vallien
                          Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
                          August 2011
                          Hot Sculpting: Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles
                          The Bay Area Glass Institute, San Jose, CA
                          February 2011
                          Stained Glass: Peter Dunk
                          Stained Glass Garden, Berkeley, CA
                          January - February 2011


    2010             

                          Sculpting from Inside the Bubble: Martin Janecky
                          The Bay Area Glass Institute, San Jose, CA
                          October 2010
                          Vessels, Connections and Sculpture: Janis Miltenberger
                          Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA
                          Attendance through PGC / SJSU Glass Department Partner Scholarship
                          July 2010
                          Networking: Robert Mickelsen
                          Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA
                          July 2010


    2009             

                          Fused Roll-ups Workshop: Johnathon Schmuck
                          San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
                          March 200

Publications

Presentations

    • April  2015
      Panel: Balancing Work and Life

      Participated in a panel discussion about women in the workforce; balancing personal and professional life. The presentation was organized by the Society of Women Engineers at UT Arlington.

    • July  2014
      Teaching Assistant Slideshow Presentation

      Presented my work at the Pilchuck Glass School during my teaching assistantship to artists Anjali Srinivasan and Aimee Sones.

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Jan 2013 to Jan 2013 Advanced Research in Glass Grant sponsored by  - $3000
    • Jan 2013 to Jan 2013 Graduate Research in Glass Grant sponsored by  - $500
    • 2012 to 2012 COLA Dean's Travel Award sponsored by  - $500

Other Research Activities

  • 2015
    • Conference Attendance
      • June 2015 Glass Art Society Conference San Jose

        Glass conference attendance in San Jose, CA

  • 2014
    • Conference Attendance
      • Mar 2014 Glass Art Society Conference Chicago

        Glass conference attendance in Chicago, IL

  • 2013
    • Conference Attendance
      • June 2013 BECon 2013 Chroma-Culture

        Bullseye Glass Conference in Portland, OR

  • 2012
    • Conference Attendance
      • June 2012 Glass Art Society Conference Toledo

        Glass conference attendance in Toledo, OH

Exhibitions

  • 2015
    • May 2015 Spectrum

      Anno Domini Gallery, San Jose, CA
       May 1 - June 13, 2015

      Glass is often a material we take for granted in everyday life. It is what we drink out of, what we see through, what we see ourselves in, and a vehicle to access media. It has limitless applications. The artists represented in this show utilize a wide variety of processes to create the work presented in the gallery. They are able to mold an everyday material into fantastic things. Whether it is traditional glassblowing, flameworking, casting, alternative print processes, repurposed found objects, or a combination of all of the above, this show illustrates a small slice of how artists are using this amazing material as an expression of their creative vision.

      Artists from nearby and around the world are brought together here by glass. San Jose’s tradition of reaching out internationally and forming bonds allows us to advance together. Diversity and openness to new ideas makes San Jose an inspiring place to make art. Glass is a relatively untapped medium for many other artists in the area and we hope that this show will inspire other talented people to explore something new and continue the expansion of the spectrum. We all hold the common goal to always continue to create with glass, and if we embrace our community, our mutual success will unfold.

      This exhibition coincides with the Glass Art Society’s 44th Annual International Glass Conference held this year in San Jose. We would like to honor Bennett McKnight. It is in his spirit that we invited our friends together for this show. His welcoming nature and generosity continue to inspire the glass community to share a love of glass and fun with friends. ~Jonathan Yao and Valerie Pohorsky, Spectrum organizers

      EXHIBITING ARTISTS:
      Victoria Ahmadizadeh, Rik Allen, Rebecca Arday, Jeff Ballard, Jason Blandford, Lydia Boss, Courtney Branam, Brandyn Callahan, Morgan Chivers, Jennifer Crescuillo, Scott Darlington, Abram Deslauriers, Matthew Eaton, Roberta Eichenberg, Jason Elliot, William Rudolph Faulkner, Jean M. Fernandes, Shaun Griffiths, Dorie Guthrie, Kristoff Kamrath, David King, James Labold, Kier Lugo, Patrick Martin, Maggie McCain, Mark Mitsuda, Anna Mlasowsky, Andrew Najarian, Kelly O’Dell, Jon Paden, Amanda Patenaude, Morgan Peterson, Valerie Pohorsky, Lynn Everett Read, Kait Rhoads, Ryan Rodamer, Zach Rudolph, Amy Rueffert, Esteban Salazar, Biagio Scarpello, Rick Schneider, David Schnuckel, Ben Sharp, Kim Sharp, Tim Siemon, Rich Small, Megan Stelljes, Austin Stern, C. Matthew Szosz, Hiromi Takizawa, Zak Timan, Gregory B. Tomb, Janie Trainor, Johnathon Turner, Mary Bayard White, Benjamin Wright and Jonathan Yao

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • July 2015 Selections Show: Fort Worth Art Dealers Association

      Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX
      July 6 - July 30, 2015

      Each year the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association (FWADA) presents an exhibition featuring a variety of works from FWADA member galleries. This free exhibition will be on view at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center July 6-30.

      FWADA members include independent art dealers, non-profit exhibition spaces, museums, and university galleries. These institutions bring noteworthy and meaningful art before the public by organizing, funding, and hosting open exhibitions. In addition, they work to stimulate the community's awareness of visual art through educational programs, by supporting art competitions such as Art in the Metroplex, and with events such as Spring and Fall Gallery Night. FWADA also supports and participates in EASL, the Emergency Artists Support League, which provides emergency economic aid to artists who have suffered major misfortunes. These activities give FWADA a pivotal role in the establishment and maintenance of a full and vital visual arts community—one they assume with great pride.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Oct 2015 Pilchuck Auction Awards Exhibition

      Pilchuck Glass School Exhibition Space, Seattle, WA
      October 1 - 28, 2015

      People's top choices of the auction catalogue were showcased in an exhibition in Seattle prior to the main event.

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • Oct 2015 Reunion XV: Faculty Biennial and Invited Alumni Exhibition

      Gallery West, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
      October 19th - November 21, 2015

      The Gallery at UTA, The University of Texas at Arlington, is pleased to present its fifteenth “Faculty Biennial,” a showcase of recent work created by the Department of Art and Art History faculty. Scheduled every two years, this exhibition presents a sampling of what the art professors accomplish in their creative endeavors outside the classroom. This year, to honor and commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the College of Liberal Art, the exhibition also includes alumni selected by each faculty member to exhibit alongside their former teachers. This special reunion show will take place in two venues: The Gallery at UTA in the Fine Arts Building, and Gallery West in the Davis Street Studio Art Center. The concurrent exhibitions feature 35 faculty members and 26 invited art graduates showing diverse work in a variety of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, glass, printmaking, film/video, digital imaging and visual communication. In addition, the department's art historians and their invitees have examples of recent publications on display.

      "The Faculty Biennial is always an opportunity for our talented faculty to experiment with new ideas and creatively investigate new modes of expression. This unique exhibition this year marks the first time invited alumni are exhibiting alongside their professors as practicing artists, and it gives us a glimpse of what our alumni are doing in the professional world." said gallery curator and director, Benito Huerta.

      The exhibit and all events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in both locations, and additional hours for The Gallery at UTA site from noon until 5 p.m. Saturdays. The Gallery at UTA is in the Fine Arts Building, room 169, 502 S. Cooper Street, and Gallery West is in The Studio Art Center, 810 S. Davis, Arlington, TX. For more information, contact Benito Huerta or Patricia Healy (817) 272-5658 or visit www.uta.edu/gallery

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Feb 2015 Emerge/Evolve

      Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA
      Juror: Stefano Catalani
      February 20 - June 14, 2015

      The Bullseye Glass Company started the Emerge competition twelve years ago as a commitment to emerging artists working in kiln-formed glass. Emerge/Evolve 2014 features finalists from the Emerge 2014 competition alongside new work from former Emerge finalists showcasing the evolution of their talent. The exhibition will culminate its national tour at Bellevue Arts Museum, with an expanded edition that will include enlarged installations, additional works by selected artists, and a program of lectures and workshops.

      Bullseye Glass Company is a small factory in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 1974 by three recent art school graduates. The organization promotes glass art around the world through its initiatives, which include developing new methods of glass fabrication, hand-fabricating colored glass for artists and architects, facilitating research and education in the field, and hosting collaborative artist residencies.

      Emerge/Evolve 2014 features:

      Kristina Arnold (USA), Kristin Bell (USA), Manuela Castro Martins (Portugal), Rei Chikaoka (Japan), Morgan Chivers (USA), Kate Clements (USA), Susan Cox (USA), Marion Delarue (France), Abram Deslauriers (USA), Linda Ethier (USA), Jean Fernandes (India), Hannah Gason (Australia), Michael Hernandez (USA), Opie Hillman (USA), Terrence Lavin (USA), Juan Lopez (Spain), Anna Mlasowsky (Germany), Harry Morgan (UK), Martie Negri (USA), Romy Randev (USA), Nathan Sandberg (USA), Amanda Simmons(England), Madeline Steimle (USA), James B. Thompson (USA), John Webster (USA), Kathryn Wightman (New Zealand) Cheryl Wilson Smith (Canada), and Gina Zetts (USA)

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • July 2015 Radiance

      Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
      Juror: Karen Azarnia
      July 10 - August 20, 2015

      With long historical significance, light has been the subject of artwork throughout a variety of cultures for centuries. Contemporary artists such as Maria Nordman, Uta Barth, and Jennifer Steinkamp have created space for a mode of investigation that explores the physical traits and properties of light as medium, rendering an intersection between medium and meaning, intellectual and emotional engagement. With the traditional use of light as allegorical subject matter in mediums ranging from painting and drawing to photography, light is often employed to construct visual metaphor and imbue meaning in a given work. This exhibition will focus on contemporary approaches and investigations into light in the broadest sense.

      Exhibiting Artists: Madeleine Bailey, Emily Beck, Jessica Bingham, Kate Blomquist, Whitney Bradshaw, Maika Carter, Katie Clairborne, Elena Dahl, Jean Fernandes, Jessica Fu, Gina Hunt, Caitlyn Margaret Kelly, Anna Kunz, Lily Mayfield, Bobbi Meier, Mike Nudelman, Lorraine Peltz, Carly Ries, Julie Rozman, Cassandra Stadnicki, Allie Stone & Kristina Daignaut, Lauren Sudbrink, Eileen Rae Walsh, Julie Weber, Connie Wolfe

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • Jan 2015 Coming of Age: Artists Under 30

      Sharon Arts Center, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Peterborough, NH
      Juror: Michelle Aldredge
      July 3 - August 27, 2015

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • Nov 2015 Inaugural Workhouse National Glass Exhibition

      This exhibition, juried by Maurine Littleton, features the breath of contemporary glass artwork being created throughout the United States.  This 1st Annual Workhouse Glass National Exhibition was created from an “Open Call” for functional and/or sculptural glass artworks.

      [Refereed/Juried]
  • 2014
    • Sept 2014 Craft Texas 2014

      Houston Center for Contemporary Craft presents CraftTexas 2014, the eighth in a series of biennial juried exhibitions showcasing the best in Texas-made contemporary craft. Featuring 49 works by 44 Texas artists, the exhibition includes everything from sculpture, jewelry, textiles, installations, and furniture to concepts that include vernacular architecture, formal elements of design, and man’s relationship to nature. The jurors were tasked with selecting the finest works from a pool of 176 applicants and 477 pieces.

      Juror: Carol Sauvion, Piero Fenci, Clint Willour

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • June 2014 Staff Group Exhibition

      An exhibition of the work of staff members during session four at the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Mar 2014 International Student Exhibition 2014

      An international exhibition of student work presesented at the Glass Art Society Conference in Chicago, IL

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Jan 2014 UTA Presents MFA Graduate Work

      An exhibition of the work of MFA candidates in the Art/Travelers Gallery at the Lovefield Airport in Dallas, TX.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Apr 2014 Master of Fine Arts Exhiition 2014

      The final requirement in the completion of the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Texas at Arlington.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Jan 2014 The Schwa Show 2014

      The Schwa Show is a national juried competition sponsored by the Pitt County Arts Council that recognizes excellence in fine arts and crafts. This exhibition is open to artists in any media and subject matter.

      Juror: Holly Ann Scoggins

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • Jan 2014 Light of the Moon National Juried Exhibition

      The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts’ Sandra J. Blain Galleries invites artists to submit works for consideration for the national juried exhibition “Light of the Moon." It is a midwinter celebration of contemporary arts and crafts, the theme of which harkens back to the myriad traditions, festivities, stories, and happenings that have been inspired or taken place by the light of the moon throughout the ages.

      Juror: Namita Gupta Wiggers

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • Jan 2014 Molten: A National Juried Exhibition of Glass and Metal Work

      Fine Line Creative Arts Center presents “Molten,” a national juried exhibition and sale of exceptional glass and metal work. The exhibit is held in the Kavanagh Gallery at Fine Line Creative Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit art center located in the Western suburbs of Chicago in St. Charles, IL.

      Jurors: Guy Bellavar, Gail Crosman-Moore, Andres Guarino-Slemmons

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • Jan 2014 Equilibrium: Art for a Changing World

      “Equilibrium: Art for a Changing World” sponsored by The Women's Caucus for Art, explores the tensions, demands and challenges inherent in living in a rapidly changing world. Included are works in all genres and media to express the multiple expressions of balance or its absence, ranging from abstract to representational, psychological to social, whimsical and poetic to political commentary.

      Jurors: Beate Minkovski, Mary Stoppert

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • Jan 2014 Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art

      Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art is a juried art show that showcases work of today's artists and presents opportunities for rising Texas artists to be discovered. The art is showcased for five weeks and is free to the public. Opening night features the juror who awards winners of the show and provides an informative tour of the art.

      Juror: Rock Hushka

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • Jan 2014 13th Annual Art Inter/National Exhibition: Here and Abroad

      For the past 12 years, BoxHeart's Art Inter/National exhibition explored how environment influenced the artistic process. Through various concepts, the artwork selected for this exhibition was intended to visually showcase our roots and connectedness. Regardless of where the artist was born or where they now reside: where they create or where the gather inspiration, our world is delicately interconnected.

      20 artists were chosen from more than 600 international entries.

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • Feb 2014 Materials: Hard & Soft 2014

      This annual competition and exhibition of contemporary crafts was started in 1987 and is now in it’s 27th year. Recognized nationally, Materials: Hard & Soft attracts hundreds of entries from every state in the union. Nationally recognized jurors select the show from slides and then award $5000 in prize money. The juror has always selected the winning pieces on-site. A catalog is printed. Many of the artists seen in the Materials exhibitions have been featured in national publications such as American Craft.

      Juror: Judy Gordon

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • Mar 2014 From the Earth

      Tubac Center of the Arts presents “From the Earth”, an art exhibit of glass, clay and paper. Fifty six works of art from artists in twelve different states were selected by the jurors.

      Jurors: Tom Philabaum, Hirotsune Tashima, Catherine Nash

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • May 2014 The Best: MFA Exhibition

      An exhibition at the Red Arrow Contemporary Gallery in Dallas showcasing one MFA student from each University in the DFW metroplex.

      Jurors: Elissa and Erin Stafford

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • Apr 2014 Emerge 2014

      Emerge 2014 is Bullseye's eighth international kiln-glass exhibition for emerging artists. Students and intermediate-level artists and makers who are not represented by major galleries are encouraged to apply.
      This biennial juried competition offers substantial prizes and representation in a full-color exhibition catalog. Artworks will be installed at Bullseye Gallery in Portland, where finalists will be recognized at a festive opening reception and awards ceremony. Selected award winners will be included in a national touring exhibition.
      Jurors: Kathleen Moles, Emily Nachison, and James Yood.

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • Sept 2014 Stanislav Libensky Award Exhibition 2014

      The Stanislav Libensky competition serves as an international presentation of young glass artists. The aim of the competition is to help the development of glass art among young artists and to compare different approaches and methods. The initiator and main organiser – the Prague Gallery of Czech Glass – hopes that this competition, followed by a long term exhibition, will help young artists enter the business world and explore the potential of glass.

      This competitive international exhibition was established in 2009 to showcase young graduates of bachelor and masters programs who use glass in their work. During its six year history, the Prague Gallery of Czech Glass has managed to expose 206 artists from 46 schools and has represented 32 nationalities thus far. 

      Jurors: Alena Matějková, Amy Schwartz, Ašot Haas, Krzysztof Kucharczyk, Reino Liefkes

      [Refereed/Juried]

Other Creative Activities

  • 2014
    • Permanent Collection
      • Dec 2014 Prague Gallery of Czech Glass
        [Refereed/Juried]

Courses

      • ART 4340-1 Advanced Kiln Formed Glass

        This course explores glass as a traditional and contemporary art form. Throughout the semester, we will use kiln forming techniques to understand the fundamentals of working with this unique medium. Fusing, slumping and kiln casting are just a few of the many techniques that will be addressed in this course.

        This course is appropriate for returning glass students who already have a thorough understanding of kiln-forming basics. Intermediate and advanced students enrolled in this class will be presented with more challenging processes and concepts according to skill level.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 3340-1 Kiln Formed Glass

        This course explores glass as a traditional and contemporary art form. Throughout the semester, we will use kiln forming techniques to understand the fundamentals of working with this unique medium. Fusing, slumping and kiln casting are just a few of the many techniques that will be addressed in this course.
        The instruction level for new students is appropriate for those who have no prior experience working with glass forming techniques.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 4340-1 Advanced Kiln Formed Glass

        This course explores glass as a traditional and contemporary art form. Throughout the semester, we will use kiln forming techniques to understand the fundamentals of working with this unique medium. Fusing, slumping and kiln casting are just a few of the many techniques that will be addressed in this course.

        This course is appropriate for returning glass students who already have a thorough understanding of kiln-forming basics. Intermediate and advanced students enrolled in this class will be presented with more challenging processes and concepts according to skill level.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 3340-1 KILN FORMED GLASS

        This course explores glass as a traditional and contemporary art form. Throughout the semester, we will use kiln forming techniques to understand the fundamentals of working with this unique medium. Fusing, slumping and kiln casting are just a few of the many techniques that will be addressed in this course.
        The instruction level for new students is appropriate for those who have no prior experience working with glass forming techniques.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 4340-1 Advanced Kiln Formed Glass

        This course explores glass as a traditional and contemporary art form. Throughout the semester, we will use kiln forming techniques to understand the fundamentals of working with this unique medium. Fusing, slumping and kiln casting are just a few of the many techniques that will be addressed in this course.

        This course is appropriate for returning glass students who already have a thorough understanding of kiln-forming basics. Intermediate and advanced students enrolled in this class will be presented with more challenging processes and concepts according to skill level.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 3340-1 Kiln Formed Glass

        This course explores glass as a traditional and contemporary art form. Throughout the semester, we will use kiln forming techniques to understand the fundamentals of working with this unique medium. Fusing, slumping and kiln casting are just a few of the many techniques that will be addressed in this course.
        The instruction level for new students is appropriate for those who have no prior experience working with glass forming techniques.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 4340-1 Advanced Kiln Formed Glass

        This course explores glass as a traditional and contemporary art form. Throughout the semester, we will use kiln forming techniques to understand the fundamentals of working with this unique medium. Fusing, slumping and kiln casting are just a few of the many techniques that will be addressed in this course.

        This course is appropriate for returning glass students who already have a thorough understanding of kiln-forming basics. Intermediate and advanced students enrolled in this class will be presented with more challenging processes and concepts according to skill level.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 3340-1 KILN FORMED GLASS

        This course explores glass as a traditional and contemporary art form. Throughout the semester, we will use kiln forming techniques to understand the fundamentals of working with this unique medium. Fusing, slumping and kiln casting are just a few of the many techniques that will be addressed in this course.

        This is a mixed class of new and returning students. The instruction level for new students is appropriate for those who have no prior experience working with glass forming techniques. Advanced students enrolled in this class will be addressed individually with more challenging techniques and concepts according to skill level.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours2 Documents
      • ART 3340-1 KILN FORMED GLASS

        This course explores glass as a traditional and contemporary art form. Throughout the semester, we will use kiln forming techniques to understand the fundamentals of working with this unique medium. Fusing, slumping and kiln casting are just a few of the many techniques that will be addressed in this course.

        This is a mixed class of new and returning students. The instruction level for new students is appropriate for those who have no prior experience working with glass forming techniques. Advanced students enrolled in this class will be addressed individually with more challenging techniques and concepts according to skill level.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 3340-1 KILN FORMED GLASS

        This course explores glass as a traditional and contemporary art form. Throughout the semester, we will use kiln forming techniques to understand the fundamentals of working with this unique medium. Fusing, slumping and kiln casting are just a few of the many techniques that will be addressed in this course.

        This is a mixed class of new and returning students. The instruction level for new students is appropriate for those who have no prior experience working with glass forming techniques. Advanced students enrolled in this class will be addressed individually with more challenging techniques and concepts according to skill level.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 3340-1 KILN FORMED GLASS

        This course explores glass as a traditional and contemporary art form. Throughout the semester, we will use kiln forming techniques to understand the fundamentals of working with this unique medium. Fusing, slumping and kiln casting are just a few of the many techniques that will be addressed in this course.

        This is a beginning class appropriate for students with little to no experience working with kiln-formed glass techniques.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 4340-1 Advanced Kiln Formed Glass

        This course explores glass as a traditional and contemporary art form. Throughout the semester, we will use kiln forming techniques to understand the fundamentals of working with this unique medium. Fusing, slumping and kiln casting are just a few of the many techniques that will be addressed in this course.

        This course is appropriate for returning glass students who already have a thorough understanding of kiln-forming basics. Intermediate and advanced students enrolled in this class will be presented with more challenging processes and concepts according to skill level.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 3340-1 KILN FORMED GLASS

        This course explores glass as a traditional and contemporary art form. Throughout the semester, we will use kiln forming techniques to understand the fundamentals of working with this unique medium. Fusing, slumping and kiln casting are just a few of the many techniques that will be addressed in this course.

        This is a mixed class of new and returning students. The instruction level for new students is appropriate for those who have no prior experience working with glass forming techniques. Advanced students enrolled in this class will be addressed individually with more challenging techniques and concepts according to skill level.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 3340-1 Kiln Formed Glass

        This course explores glass as a traditional and contemporary art form. Throughout the semester, we will use kiln forming techniques to understand the fundamentals of working with this unique medium. Fusing, slumping and kiln casting are just a few of the many techniques that will be addressed in this course.

        This is a mixed class of new and returning students. The instruction level for new students is appropriate for those who have no prior experience working with glass forming techniques. Advanced students enrolled in this class will be addressed individually with more challenging techniques and concepts according to skill level.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 3340-1 Kiln Formed Glass

        This course explores glass as a traditional and contemporary art form. Throughout the semester, we will use kiln forming techniques to understand the fundamentals of working with this unique medium. Fusing, slumping and kiln casting are just a few of the many techniques that will be addressed in this course.

        This is a mixed class of new and returning students. The instruction level for new students is appropriate for those who have no prior experience working with glass forming techniques. Advanced students enrolled in this class will be addressed individually with more challenging techniques and concepts according to skill level.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 3340-1 KILN FORMED GLASS
        This course explores glass as a traditional and contemporary art form. Throughout the semester, we will use kiln forming techniques to understand the fundamentals of working with this unique medium. Fusing, slumping and kiln casting are just a few of the many techniques that will be addressed in this course.

        This is a mixed class of new and returning students. The instruction level for new students is appropriate for those who have no prior experience working with glass forming techniques. Advanced students enrolled in this class will be addressed individually with more challenging techniques and concepts according to skill level.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus

Service to the Community

  • Volunteered
    • Sept 2015 to  Sept 2015 Beads of Courage

      Beads of Courage is an arts-in-medicine program that uses beads as powerful doses of narrative medicine. Beads of Courage help children coping with serious illness RECORD, TELL and OWN their stories of COURAGE.

      Children receive beads for every treatment procedure and milestone that they encounter. A child can tell you what every single bead on their sometimes 1,000 bead strand signifies, from blood draws, nights in the hospital to hair loss and transplant. Their beads help them tell their story and HONOR and RECOGNIZE their COURAGE.

    • Apr 2015 to  Apr 2015 Open Streets, Fort Worth

      Open Streets is a four-hour Sunday event which closes Magnolia Avenue and other adjacent streets to traffic and opens them up to cyclists, food trucks, dog-walkers, skateboarders, yoga classes, facepainters and much more. The event is an expression of the Near Southside’s community spirit in every way: local businesses set up activities along the route; neighborhood residents help spread the word about street closures and detours; and dozens of community partners take ownership of key planning details such as routes and activities, temporary public art projects, pet adoptions, bike safety courses, setting up and breaking down barricades on event day, and much more. Open Streets was presented by FWSI and the City of Fort Worth for the first time in 2011 and drew hundreds of participants. Since then, the event has grown to be one of the Near Southside’s most beloved community events with attendance in the thousands.

      Open Streets is a national movement with more than 90 documented initiatives in North America. Open streets events are increasingly common in cities seeking innovative ways to achieve environmental, social, economic, and public health goals by temporarily closing streets to automobile traffic, so that people may use them for walking, bicycling, dancing, playing, and socializing.

Service to the University

  • Appointed
    • Nov 2014 to  Nov 2014 Find Your Space

      Led a glass fusing workshop for the Community College recruiting event for the Art + Art History Department

    • Nov 2015 to  Nov 2015 Find Your Space

      Led a glass fusing workshop for the Community College recruiting event for the Art + Art History Department

    • Mar 2015 to  Mar 2015 Find Your Space

      Led a glass fusing workshop for a high school recruiting event organized by the Art + Art History Department

Other Service Activities

  • Juror
    • Mar 2015 ACES Poster Presentations
  • Juror
    • Apr 2014 M.A.C.H.I.N.E. Consciousness Exhibition
  • Juror
    • Dec 2013 3342-0 Juried Student Publication Volume 1