One of our first experiences was a tour of the collections of the Museum of American Glass with curator Kristin Qualls.  This collection and its library focuses on the history of industrial glass production in the United States, with special attention to the history and work of the local industries, including such curiosities as a Victorian glass coffin.

The final section of the Museum highlights the scope and legacies of the Studio Glass Movement inaugurated in the 1960s, and features work from all Fellows.  This collection was an exciting reference – a place to unearth largely forgotten techniques, to clear my head after long days in the studio, and to be inspired by the work of contemporary artists and makers.