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Paula Bartron

San Mateo, California 1946

Active in:

  • Stockholm, Sweden

Luce Artist Quote

"The objects I have been making for a number of years are thick, heavy and rough. They are meant to have a raw elemental presence with only a hint of transparency." Artist's statement

Luce Artist Biography

Paula Bartron received her BA in 1970 and her MA two years later in Design in Glass from the University of California, Berkeley. The year following graduate school, she moved to Europe and became one of the first Americans to study at the National School of Glass in Orrefors, Sweden, a renowned glass arts educational center. In 1975, she established the studio glass program at Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts, and Design in Stockholm, where she is currently a senior lecturer. Bartron pours or blows molten glass into compacted sand molds, in a process called sand casting, to create minimal geometric glass sculptures.