Anna Boothe trained as a sculptor at the Rhode Island School of Design and has worked with glass since 1980. She holds a MFA from the Tyler School of Art, where she was a member of the Glass Program faculty for a total of 16 years. From 2003-2007, she coordinated and helped to institute the Glass Art Degree Program at Salem Community College in southern New Jersey, a program whose curriculum focused studies on kiln-forming, kiln-casting, and flameworking. She also chaired the annual International Flameworking Conference held at the school.
She lectures and teaches workshops on frit and pate de verre casting regularly at numerous facilities, a few that have included the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, Pilchuck Glass School, Urban Glass in Brooklyn, NY, the Pittsburgh Glass Center, many university settings, and glass schools in Belgium, Switzerland, Turkey, and Japan.
Her kiln-cast figurative work is in the collection of the Corning Museum of Glass and in numerous private collections. In past years, she has participated in the Big Ideas: Magnificent Glass Under 20″ at the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, the Particle Theories and Celebrating Connections exhibits at the Museum of American Glass in Millville, NJ, the Kentucky Museum of Art and Design’s ’04 goblet show, Tittot Glass Art Museum’s (Taiwan) American Glass Art Educators’ Exhibit, Figures and Forms at Leo Kaplan Modern in New York City, World Glass Today at the Aptos Cruz Gallery in Adelaide, Australia and the Bullseye Connection Gallery’s 20/20 exhibit in Portland, OR. She has lectured at the Rhode Island School of Design, Rochester Institute of Technology, Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Illinois State University, Illinois-Wesleyan University, Sheridan College in Toronto and the Everhart Museum in Scranton, PA.
Anna served on the Glass Art Society’s Board of Directors from 1998-2006 and was President of the organization from 2004-2006.
Currently, Anna is the Director of Glass at the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia.
Click here to read Anna’s recent interview with the International Foundation for Women Artists (IFWA).