Audrey Handler

Year inducted: 2014
1934-

Audrey Handler is known as one of the pioneers of the "Studio Glass Movement".   She started working in glass in 1965 as one of Harvey Littleton's first female glass students.   Audrey was a board member of the Glass Art Society, an international organization she helped create in 1971.   Her studio, housed in a 19th century cheese factory, began in 1970 and is one of the oldest continually operating glass blowing facilities in the country.   She has taught workshops in glass helping to spread the artistic and conceptual idea of glass as a medium of expression for the artist.   Her sculptures are in collections and museums around the world.   She is currently on the Glass Advisory Board of the Bergstrom Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah, Wisconsin.

Audrey Handler creates single blown glass forms of fruit, glass platters and vases. She also creates sculptural environments that make a comment on universal experiences usually on domestic themes. These sculptures create a surrealistic time and place. Handler holds a B.F.A. from Boston University School of Fine and Applied Arts and a M.S. and M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Department of Art.

Works by Audrey Handler