Christina Mayr and Jeff Ferrier
Three Crow Glass
Three Crow Glass Studio is the creative space of real life couple Jeff Ferrier and Christina Mayr. Different yet alike, they both thrive on the challenge and discipline that glassblowing presents. They like to point out that one of them has classical training and the other has the extensive practical knowledge that only a traditional apprenticeship can offer. When asked about their collaboration, they answer that Christina likes to twist rules around until they've lost meaning and Jeff likes to throw the rulebook out the window. They draw inspiration from their unique sense of humor and hold the philosophy that life is fun.
We gather hot molten glass from a furnace on a long metal pipe. We work at very high temperatures, between 2050 and 2100 degrees. We work with metal, wood and paper tools to shape the glass that we can't touch because of the incredible heat. We alternate traditionnal glass blowing with freehand sculpting and combine traditional European techniques with North American inventiveness .
Jeff and Christina both have art degrees. Christina from Universite du Quebec at Montreal, were she studied every available media before settling on sculpture, and Jeff from University of Guelph where he studied everything he possibly could, focusing on multi-media, sculpture and printmaking. They were both captivated by glass after trying every other medium. Jeff is mostly self taught and worked in several private studios. Christina was trained at Espace Verre Glass School in Montreal where she now teaches. She also studied in France and the United States.
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