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Mariel Waddell-Hunter is an award-winning glass artist. She graduated
from Hot Glass Forming at Sheridan College School of Craft and Design. In
2005 she received the Betty Kantor Award and the Summer Residency
Scholarship from the Harbourfront Center in Toronto. In 2006 she received
the Don Lee Award and an Honorable Mention for the 2006 Sheridan
Mariel was born in Trinidad and has lived in other tropical countries such
as Barbados and Costa Rica. The experience of living in these countries
has become the foundation of her inspiration.
Using molten hot glass bits Mariel sculpts and captures pieces of the oceans reefs and currents onto her vessels.
Currently Mariel is co-owner and glassblower at the Kingston
Glass Studio & Gallery in Kingston, Ontario.
“I use a combination of thickness and temperature which allows me to create pieces with multifaceted appearance and reflective effects, creating movement in my work. By
trailing and sculpting molten bits of glass, I attempt to capture the beauty
and essence of water and life within the ocean.
The malleable quality of
glass provides the ideal medium for sculptural representations of liquid
movement and ocean currents.“