"Glassblowing to me is equal parts creativity, science, hard work and magic.
Glass artist Tara Marsh believes nature to be the ultimate source of inspiration. So it is to nature she turns, not to copy, but to take this inspiration and combine it with the glass techniques available and her own creativity to produce her art.
Tara's glass pieces are made by using traditional glassblowing techniques. The fish pieces are now made in collaboration with glass artist David Thai. Together they combine their unique glassforming techniques. Tara provides her expertise in making glass fish and David provides his Japanese silver foil application processes.
The daughter of an art teacher and visual artist, Tara discovered that glass was her medium of expression while attending the three year certificate program at Sheridan College (Canada's largest and best known glass school). Tara graduated in 2004 and has since attended numerous workshops. Shortly after graduation she was honored to be invited to join an established co-operative studio called Glen Williams Glass.
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Nathan Philips Square, 2008
Festival International Montreal Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Montreal, 2008
SOFA (Sculptural Objects and Functional Art), Chicago, Illinois, USA, Chicago, 2007
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Nathan Philips Square, 2007