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Beth Cox

Silver Springs FL/Perronville, MI

My glass working career began with a traditional stained glass class in Hayward, CA in 1978 at an Adult Education program.  I continued to study various glass techniques including design, fusing, painting, casting/pate de ver, kiln construction and lamp working at the Fenton Glass Studio in Oakland, CA.  I began blowing glass at San Francisco State University in the summer of 1981.

In 1996 I moved my studio from Alameda, CA to my family’s homestead in Perronville, MI.  That year I began blowing glass  and teaching glass working classes full time with my partner, Chuck Pritchard of Kiel, WI.  Together we worked as demonstrating artists for the Bristol Renaissance Fair and the Fort Lauderdale Renaissance Fair for 3 seasons.  We also secured countless commissions and produced numerous award winning glass pieces, with our paperweights being included in the permanent collection at the Bergstrom-Mahler Paperweight Museum, Neenah, WI.  Our blown glass work is also part of the permanent collections at the Oshkosh Public Museum and Bay de Noc Community College.

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In 2009 I moved the glassblowing shop to the Historic Steam & Gas Village at the Escanaba State Fairgrounds where I presently give glass blowing demonstrations and teach workshops.

For 5 years I was on the faculty of Bay de Noc Community College in Escanaba, MI teaching Moldmaking for Glass and continue to teach various glass working classes all over the United States.  Fusing and stained glass workshops have taken place at the William Bonifas Fine Arts Center in Escanaba, MI, Art in the Loft in Alpena, MI, Master the Possibilities in Ocala, FL, Alameda Adult Educations Center in Alameda, CA, Bergstrom-Mahler Museum in Neenah, WI, Festival of Learnshops in Bera, KY and many other locations over the years.

I also support myself doing stained glass restoration and new construction as well as creating new fused and cast glass pieces for sales in numerous galleries.

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