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451 Firefly Drive
Burnsville, NC 28714
828-675-9526
polly.lorien@gmail.com
EDUCATION July - August 2008 Pilchuck School of Glass, Stanwood, WA
Development Internship
  June - July 2005 Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
"Gesture and Form in Hot Glass" - 3rd Session
Instructor: Elin Christopherson
Work-Study Scholarship
  March 2005 Jan Erik Ritzman, Transjö Hytta, Transjö, Sweden
Three weeks observing, assisting, and working.
  1999 - 2003 Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
BFA received: May 2003
Graduated with Distinction
Concentration: Glass
Instructors: Dan Dailey, Susan Holland, Peter Ivy, Alan Klein, Chris Watts
  2000 Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
"Sculptural Clay: Developing a Personal Aesthetic"
Instructor: Richard Notkin
  1998 - 1999 Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE January 2009 - August 2011 Pieper Glass, Celo, NC
Glassblowing Assistant, Coldwork and Packing
  September 2008 - January 2009 Robert Levin Glass Studio, Celo, NC
Assistant and Production Glassblower, Coldwork and Packing
  May 2006 - June 2008 Hot Island Glass Studio and Gallery, Makawao, HI
Glassblower, Coldworker, Sales and Packing
Owners: Christopher Richards and Chris Lowry
  February 2005 Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
Teaching Assistant, WA Glass School Workshop
Instructor: Simone Travisano
  September 2003 - February 2004 Benjamin Moore Inc., Seattle, WA
Apprenticeship with Benjamin Moore Inc.
Assistant to Benjamin Moore, Dan Dailey, Dante Marioni, Preston Singletary, Richard Royal, Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles
  June - July 2003 Diablo Glass and Metal, Roxbury, MA
Instructor, Introductory & Intermediate Glassblowing Workshops
  2002 - 2003 Diablo Glass and Metal, Roxbury, MA
Teaching Assistant, 3 sessions
Instructor: Paulo Delima
  2001 - 2003 Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
Teaching Assistant, 3 courses
Instructors: Dan Dailey, Bernie D'Nofrio, Chris Watts
EXHIBITIONS March 2008 Maui Glass Artists, Glass in Paradise Exhibition, Maui, HI
Exhibiting Artist
  November 2006 Hawaii Glass Artists 5th Annual Exhibition, Honolulu, HI
Exhibiting Artist
  March 2006 - July 2009 Hot Island Glass Studio and Gallery, Makawao, HI
Represented by Christopher Richards and Chris Lowry
  August 2003 - Present Latigo and Lace, Augusta, MT
Represented by Sara Walsh
  June 2003 - April 2006 Volta Gallery, Newbury Street, Boston, MA
Represented by Mitch Rosenfield
  February 2005 Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
Co-ordinator and Exhibitor for Winter Studio Sale
  May - August 2003 The Barn Workshop at Sheraton Ferncroft
"Sculpture, 2003," Danvers, MA
  May - June 2003 Chappell Gallery, Boston, MA
"Mass Art Continuum"
  May 2003 Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
"A Belief in Mind," Tower Gallery Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
Senior and Graduate Exhibition
  April - May 2003 Concord Art Association, Concord, MA
"The Art of Drawing"
  April 2003 MassArt Annual Benefit Auction, Boston, MA
Huntington/Payne Gallery
  May 2002 Glass Art Society International Student Exhibition
Amsterdam, Netherlands
AWARDS July 2008 Development Internship
Pilchuck School of Glass
Stanwood, WA
 April 2005 Work-Study Scholarship
Penland School of Crafts
"Gesture and Form in Hot Glass" - 3rd Session
Instructor: Elin Christopherson
  May 2003 Foundation Auction Award
Massachusetts College of Art
Selected by Fine Arts 3-D Department
  May 2002 Honorable Mention
Glass Art Society International Student Exhibition
Amsterdam, Netherlands
  May 2001 Student Achievement Award
Massachusetts College of Art
Nominated by Alan Klein, Glass Department Head
MEMBERSHIPS June 2007 - January 2009 Maui Glass Artists Association, Maui, HI
  October 2006 - October 2007 Hawai'i Glass Artists, Honolulu, HI
  2005 - 2006 Toe River Arts Council, Burnsville, NC
  September 2005 - Present Southern Highlands Craft Guild, Asheville, NC
  May 2001 - Present Glass Art Society, Seattle, WA
PUBLICATIONS Nov/Dec 2003 Glass Art Society
Newsletter Member Profile
Vol. 14, Issue 6, pg.2