Jeanne Marie Ferraro
glassblower, sculptor, painter


Master of Fine Arts
Rochester Institute of Technology, School of American Crafts
Rochester, New York
Continued Fine Art Studies (3 Years in Painting and Color Theory)
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Kent State University
Kent, Ohio

Selected Work Experience

2011 to Present
Visual Arts Faculty
The Northwest School, Seattle, Washington
  • Sculpture and Material Exploration
  • Animation
  • MS Digital Arts
Duties include designing integrated Visual Arts courses, serving students with diverse physical, emotional, and learning needs, and fostering independence in my students
Teacher, NWS Summer Program
  • Painting
  • Jewelry Making
  • Stop-Motion Animation
2007 to Present
Adjunct Instructor
Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle, Washington
  • Figure Sculpture and Figure Drawing
  • Glass Blowing, Glass Fusing, Mold Making
  • Teen Painting and Drawing, Glassblowing
Duties include writing and designing class curricula and implementing effective instructional strategies to reach a wide variety of students from ages 8-80
2007 to 2009
Education Department Lecturer
Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington
Duties included collaborating on and co-created the Science of Art Program. The purpose of the program was to teach science through the arts. I wrote and gave lectures to children K-12. Subjects include the physics/chemistry of light, material properties, and color.
Other duties included
  • Writing lectures on the history of glass and sculpture
  • Fundraising and promotion
  • Working with Education Department on family events
  • Created and maintained good public relationship with visitors and Board
Demonstrator and Lecturer
Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington
  • Delivered lectures and demonstrations on figure sculpting techniques to museum visitors of all ages.
  • Encouraged visitor participation in unique art projects.
Artist in Residence and Adjunct Professor
Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Sculpture and Kiln-Cast Glass
  • High School Glass Blowing
  • TAP (Teen Apprentice Program)
  • "The Family Class"- custom art experience for individual families
Duties included
  • Designing class curriculum, budget, and teaching
  • Participated in public relations events
  • Curated final show of residents' work
Head of Glass Department and Professor
Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
  • Materials Explorations in Sculpture (3-D Design)
  • Kiln-Cast Glass Techniques
  • Glass Blowing (Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced)
  • Glass and Art History
Duties included
  • Redesigning course curricula for department and teaching
  • Managed the department budget
  • Reviewed student portfolios for acceptance to college
  • Liaison between teaching faculty, administrators, families, and students
  • Recruited visiting artists
  • Researched and designed environmental cleanup practices for all glass studios on campus including special focus on emissions and heat efficiency
Spring 2002
Guest Artist and Adjunct Professor
Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel
Adjunct Instructor
Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, Washington
  • Taught beginning and advanced Italian techniques
  • Lecturer on Contemporary American Glass
June 2001
Visiting Artist
Urban Glass, Brooklyn, New York
Adjunct Professor
Renton Technical College, Renton, Washington
July 2000
Teaching Staff
Experience Music Project Art Camp, Seattle, Washington

Selected Exhibitions

Bellevue Art Museum "Making Our Mark" Shared Best in Show, Washington
Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Illinois
Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Illinois
Transience, Lions Main Art Collective (competition) Seattle, Washington
Dover Corporation Headquarters, Dowers Grove, Illinois
Portals, Lions Main Art Collective (Invitational), Seattle, Washington
The Marinha Grande Museum of Glass (Invitational), Portugal
Traver Invitational, Seattle, Washington
Pratt Gallery, Vidressencia, Seattle, Washington
Morgan Contemporary Art Gallery, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Pismo Gallery, Denver, Colorado
Seattle City Hall, Seattle, Washington
Traver Salon Show, Tacoma, Washington
Viscosity Gallery, Solo Show, Seattle, Washington
2008 to present
Verti Gallery, Tacoma, Washington
2008 to present
Verti Gallery, Tacoma, Washington
January 2009
Pratt Fine Art Gallery, "From the Mold", Seattle, Washington
August 2008
Glass House, Featured Artist, Seattle, Washington
Traver Gallery, "World Glass Exhibition", Tacoma, Washington
35th International Glass Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Michigan
SOFA-Chicago, Habatat Gallery, Michigan
Worcester Center for Crafts, The Krikorian Gallery, Worcester, MA
Winter Invitational, Hodgell Gallery, Sarasota, Florida
Amy Morgan Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pa
December 2005
Glass House, Seattle, Washington
August 2004
From Hands to Lips, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Ontario
(Work is part of Permanent collection)
March 2004
Material Matters Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
November 2003
Tobin-Hewett Galley, Louisville, Washington
2002 to 2011
Pilchuck Auction, Seattle, Washington
August 2003
Featured Artist - Glass House, Seattle, Washington
July 2003
Street of Dreams, Portland, Oregon


Best in Show, "Making Our Mark", Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington
Pilchuck Partner Scholarship, Washington
Featured Artist, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington
Guest Artist, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington
Harvard University, Scholarship Fine Arts Library Studies in Color Theory
Worcester Center for Crafts, Artist in Residency, Massachusetts
The George Sugarman Foundation Grant for Sculpture, Novato, CA
Who's Who of American Educators, national
John and Mary Shirley Scholarship, Seattle, WA


Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Illinois

Dover Corp, Chicago, Illinois

Livingstons Collection, Hinsdale, Illinois

Kutz Collection, New York, New York

Richard Leads and Anne Kroeker Collection, Bellevue, Washington

Joan Freeman Collection, Worcester, Massachusetts

Kaminsky Collection, Denver, Colorado

Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery Museum, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Philip J. Guibeau, San Francisco, California

Michael Hallinan, Washington, D.C.

Lee E. Hill, President, Marketing Communications Inc.
Corporate Collection, Chicago, Illinois

William Warmus, Corning, New York

Selected Recent Commissions

Our Family Commission, James Kutz Family, Brooklyn, NY
Donor Awards, Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Il
Molecule Project, Sculpture using glass cast from 3D printing, NYC, NY
Shedd Aquarium "Othello: Black Moor Fish", Glass Sculpture for the Education Program, Chicago, IL