Paula Bartron

born San Mateo, CA 1946
San Mateo, California, United States
Active in
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • American

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.


hand sculpted and blown glass arranged on a table.
From the Ground Up: Renwick Craft Invitational 2007
March 9, 2007July 21, 2007
The 2007 "Renwick Craft Invitational," a biennial exhibition series at the Renwick Gallery established in 2000 to honor the creativity and talent of craft artists working today, will feature glass artist Paula Bartron, paper artist Jocelyn Châteauvert, glass artist Beth Lipman and ceramicist Beth Cavener Stichter. The artists were chosen by Susanne Frantz, independent curator and former curator of 20th-century glass at the Corning Museum of Glass in New York; Lloyd Herman, independent curator and founding director of the Renwick Gallery; and Jane Milosch, curator at the Renwick Gallery. Milosch is the exhibition curator.