Marlo Cronquist

"I am primarily driven by form and color. It is what I see when I close my eyes and what I want to design and create when I open them. To turn that vision into one-of-a-kind glass sculpture is both exhilarating and humbling. "

Marlo Cronquist is inspired by and passionate about working in blown glass. She is always learning and loves the challenges the medium brings. It requires her to think and work hard while continuing to learn more techniques that will help her design and create her work. Cronquist's aesthetic is the perfect balance of modern and contemporary on one side and playful on the other.

Marlo Cronquist is passionate about using cane and murrini to design and create one-of-a-kind pieces. First, she designs color combinations and layers them together to create a pattern. She then heats the patterns and stretches them into long rods. She cuts the rods into discs that are laid out into various patterns again. Finally, she reheats, rolls up, and blows out the murrini to create a vessel or sculpture.

Cronquist first started working with glass as a medium while studying sculpture and furniture design at Minneapolis College of Art & Design, where she received a BFA degree. She has studied at FOCI Minnesota Center for Glass Arts in Minneapolis, MN and Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY. She has studied with Bill Gudenrath, John Miller, and Maestro Davide Salvadore.

Cerchio Series Uno by Marlo Cronquist (Art Glass Vessel)
Cerchio Series Uno
Art Glass Vessel

by Marlo Cronquist
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Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Pilchuck's 35th Annual Gala, Seattle, WA, USA, Westin Seattle, 2013
Hickory Chair, Minneapolis, MN, USA, International Market Square, 2014
Phipps Center for the Arts, Wisconsin, Hudson, 2014
Gumps Gallery, California, San Francisco, 2014
Gravers Lane Gallery, Philadelphia, Chestnut Hill, 2014
Pismo Galleries, Colorado, Denver, 2014
Glass Market, New York, Corning Museum of Glass, 2014
Featured Artist, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA, 2013