Glass artists Molly Stone in her studio at Cohn-Stone Studios

Molly Stone

Glass Designer Molly Stone creating a Glass Nest Glass flower in the Studio Garden Molly Stone in the Studio Garden at Cohn-Stone Studios

The design of my work is influenced by my respect and awe of the Natural World, beauty of form and color, and the inner Spirit of the moment. I choose to look towards the positive, the beautiful, and the spiritual for inspiration. Nature is my mentor.

I love the process of making glass. I love the movement, the focus, and the timing that glass demands. My hands feel as though they are doing what comes naturally when I work with this material. Glass seems alive to me, hot or cold, alive and ever-changing with light and with beauty. I look forward to the glass everyday — anything is possible!

I hope that my work reflects Joy, as that is how I experience working with the glass, and what I find has great importance in life.

Education

  • Orrefors Glaskolan, Orrefors, Sweden
  • Pilchuck Glass Center, Stanwood, WA
  • University of California, Berkeley, CA BA
  • Columbus College of Art and Design, OH
  • National Endowment for the Arts Apprenticeship Award

Selected Collections

  • Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI
  • Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
  • Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
  • Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
  • First Contemporary Glass Museum, Alcorcon, Madrid, Spain
  • Indianapolis Museum, IN
  • Mobile Museum, AL
  • United States Consulate Embassy, The United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi
  • San Francisco Fine Arts Museums, CA
  • Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, GA

Selected Exhibitions

  • Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
  • Atlanta Botanical Garden, GA
  • Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus, OH
  • San Francisco Botanical Garden, San Francisco, CA
  • Filoli, Woodside, Ca
  • Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
  • San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
  • Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK
  • Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN
  • California Crafts Museum, San Francisco, CA
  • American Embassy in Moscow, Russia
  • Abilene Fine Arts Museum, TX
  • The Public Art Trust, Washington DC
  • Huntington Museum, WV
  • Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Japan
  • St. Louis Museum of Art, MO
  • San Francisco Airport Commission, CA>
  • Tucson Museum of Art, AZ
  • Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
  • American Craft Museum, NY
  • Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, WI
  • Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
  • Tampa Museum of Art, FL
  • The White House Christmas Tree, WA, DC
  • National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA
  • Owens Illinois Corporate Gallery, Toledo, OH
  • Yamaha Corporation, Japan