Carrie Trenholm’s fascination with glass began while watching her father create stained-glass windows. In 2000 she ventured into the fused glass process, taking a workshop from Bullseye Glass in Portland, Oregon. Her art education continued with a trip to Ravenna, Italy in 2012 to study techniques of mosaic glass with Luciana Notturni at the Mosaic Art School. A course she took from Narcissus Quagliata deepened her curiosity about the possibilities in glass.
Carrie Trenholm has exhibited her work at the Springville Museum of Art, the Harris Fine Arts Center at Brigham Young University, the St. George Art Museum, the Sears Art Museum Gallery at Dixie State University, LaFave Gallery in Springdale, as well as the Braithwaite Gallery at Southern Utah University.
Carrie's Fused Glass Designs & Classes
Exploring new techniques and methods is exciting and rewarding as I try to capture light and color in glass. Much of my current work stems from observations while floating rivers and hiking in the beauty of the West. Sketchbooks and a traveling watercolor set allow me to play with colors, patterns, and line while I am outdoors, spurring ideas back in the studio. In the summer of 2014 I expanded my studio to include a new kiln room and to provide an instruction area. I look forward to teaching and creating with others who are curious to learn about fused glass.