Corning Museum of Glass Awards Cheryl Derricotte BIPOC Residency

The Corning Museum of Glass in New York is a not-for-profit museum dedicated to exploring a single material: glass. With almost a half a million visitors from around the world each year, the Museum’s campus is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of glass, the world’s foremost library on glass, and one of the top glassworking schools (The Studio) in the world.

One of the features of the Studio is Corning’s Artist Residencies. The Artist-in-Residence programs at The Studio provide artists the opportunity to research and experiment with new techniques and subjects in their work. Artists-in-Residence are invited to utilize the resources of the Museum’s campus including The Studio, the extensive collections and archives of the Museum, and the Rakow Research Library.

One of Washington Glass School’s illustrious alumni – Cheryl Derricotte – was awarded by Corning this coming year’s Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Residency (BIPOC).

Originally from Washington, DC, Cheryl now lives and makes art in San Francisco, CA. Her art has been featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, The San Francisco Chronicle, MerciSF and the San Francisco Business Times.

The BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) Residency is Corning Museum’s way of actively fostering a culture and community of inclusion that promotes, respects, and celebrates this community.

Artists spend a month at The Studio exploring new directions in glass art or expanding on their current bodies of work while using the immense resources of the world’s leading glass museum. During their residency, each artist gives a presentation about their work during a free public event in The Studio Lecture Room.

Congratulations Cheryl! Looking forward to your presentation and the works from the Residency!!

Call for International Artist-In-Residency: Finland

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NUUTAJÄRVI International Artist in Residence Program

1-14 OCTOBER 2011

This residency offers studio glassblowers and artists an opportunity to work with hot glass in Nuutajärvi Glass Village, Finland (about 2 hour drive from Helsinki) from the 1st to the 14th October 2011. In Nuutajärvi you will find one of Iittala Group’s glassworks, Tavastia Glass School, NuGO Glass Gallery Coop and Lasikomppania aka “The Glass Company”, a local glass cooperative.
Lasikomppania, the organizer of the residency, was founded in 2003 to provide facilities for independent glassmakers and artists and to make Nuutajärvi better known as a glass centre in Finland and abroad.

The residency covers fourteen days. It includes five days in the hot shop for glassblowing or hot casting with clear glass. The artist is responsible for travel expenses and additional materials. The hotshop contains two gloryholes, three annealers and a tank furnace. You will be using Glasma C48 pellets.

Accommodation and breakfast are provided for one person in the guesthouse. One twin room can be provided if accompanied by an assistant. Separate accommodation for possible assistant is available at 30 Euros per night (self-catered, basic single room).

The chosen artist is to have a presentation, of their work in Nuutajärvi, if possible. (For example a slideshow etc). The Glass Company will also hold one piece of work for its collections for future exhibitions.


Studio glass artists and glassblowers are invited to apply for the residency. A work proposal and a curriculum vitae (CV) are required for the application. Please include 4 images in JPG-format (max. 1MB each) of recent works. Applications can only be submitted by e-mail.


Please send your inquiries and applications to Anu Penttinen,