“I am influenced by the bright colors and inflated shapes found in comic books and toys, and by the playful spirit of the unconscious mind. While creating each piece, I try to balance the fluidity of hot glass with the sense of wonder and fun I felt the first time I gathered from the furnace. I believe play is essential not only for the artist but for everyone. This simple joy is a counterweight to our busy lives, and is central to my artistic process.” Explore Nancy Callan’s studio on our Stories page.
Nancy attended the Massachusetts College of Art (BFA 1996). She lives in Seattle, WA where she is part of the vibrant Northwest glass community. She was a key member of maestro Lino Tagliapietra’s glassblowing team for many years. Her sculptures are in the permanent collections of several museums including the Shanghai Museum of Glass, Museum of Glass-Tacoma, and the Corning Museum of Glass. For more available work by Nancy Callan, view her sculptures at Traver Gallery.