Vintage Glass Forged into Enchanted Leafy Worlds by Amber Cowan

Amber Cowan is an artist and educator living in Philadelphia. She is a faculty member of the glass department of tyler School of Art, where she received her MFA in 2011 in Glass / Ceramics. Cowan was the recipient of the 2014 Rakow Commision from The Corning Museum of Glass and her work is in the collections of The RISD Museum and The Shanghai Museum of Glass. She has had solo exhibitions at Heller Gallery in New York and The Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco.
Amber using the material of glass as her primary medium, she is currenly working with a process which involves flameworking, blowing, and hot-sculpting recycled, up cycled, and second life glass that is usually American pressed glass from the 1940’s to the 1980’s. The glass used is generally sought throught thrift stores , flea markets and post production factory runs, the places where it is has been abandoned to the dust bins of American design.

Amber Cowan Sculpture & Glass

Grotto of the Chocolate Nymph

Butterflies Feeding in Thorny Vines

Ring and Eye Topiary #2

Bridesmaid's Search for the Desert Rose

Bridesmaid's Search for the Desert Rose

Bridesmaid's Search for the Desert Rose

Rosé Ombre Topiaries

Bridesmaids Forest

River Green and Mint


Cowan is currently constructing new work for a solo show opening at Heller Gallery in New York on May 3, 2019. To view more of her work, visit her website and her Instagram.