A lot of us grew up poring over books and magazines that show images of installations and glass artifacts that turn different spaces, into living homes and human-hives. But, some other people who are in fact geniuses went beyond just poring over those books, magazines and staring at windows filled with glass ornaments, to creating and bringing these glazed, glass-made hives to life. Brenna Baker is one of those extraordinary geniuses.
Brenna Baker is the founder and director of Hollywood Hot Glass. She began her career as a glass artist in Corning, NY at the age of 14. Learning the technical and aesthetic foundations of glass in Corning, a town synonymous with glass art, has allowed her many wonderful opportunities throughout her career.
She spent a year working in Murano, Italy under the tutelage of Pino Signoretto, arguably the world’s finest glass sculptor. She then traveled the world on Celebrity Solstice class ships with the Hot Glass Show of the Corning Museum of Glass, before becoming the youngest Master Gaffer and only the second female gaffer ever employed by Steuben Glass. She also gained expertise in teaching through The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass. These amazing experiences have allowed Brenna to be able to live out her life’s dream- becoming a successful independent glass artist. Brenna founded Hollywood Hot Glass on June 7th, 2013. Hollywood Hot Glass is a living thriving community, whose goal is to share their passion for glass with you! They specialize in classes, custom sculptures, installations, design & free live demonstrations!
Brenna Baker loves to share her breadth of knowledge and unbridled enthusiasm with the people of South Florida. “I am extremely grateful and thankful to have the opportunity to share my passion with our community every day. It is a true honor to witness the joy glass brings everyone and is by far the most rewarding part of my career today. It inspires and encourages my creativity and I hope I do same in return.”
Watch her show Handcrafted America how to make a Glass Piggy Bank
Featured Image Credit: Venice Magazine