Kelly Howard


Glass Blowing

Kelly Howard, who was born and raised an hour west of Chicago, grew up painting and drawing and made many projects in her father’s industrial design workshop on weekends. She now contracts with the City of Lincoln City to teach glass blowing to locals and visitors.

The turning of my hands is unconscious, like breathing or your heart beating. The focus of my mind is only on the glowing orb moving and spinning before me. I am in a constant dance with gravity and heat, and at some point I became aware that this is painful…as are many things in life.