Along with her husband, David, Trina is the co-owner of Fiamma Art Glass. Trina's love for the material and teaching the art of flameworking has been her focus for over 10 years.
Her interest in glass began with beadmaking and has grown to include sculptural glass of all kinds, including blown, flameworked, and kiln cast glass.
2013: “Make What You Like”, Flameworking with David Willis, Corning Museum of Glass
2012: BFA At Massachusetts College of Art and Design, concentration in glass
2010: “Flameworking Using Ultimate Details” w/ Loren Stump, Corning Museum of Glass
2009: Scandinavian and Venetian Glassblowing w/ Tobias Mohl, Haystack Mountain School
Flameworking /Sally Prasch, Penland School of Crafts
Venetian Glassblowing w/ Elio Quarisa, Corning Museum of Glass
2007: Hot Glass w/ Giani Tosso, Pittsburgh Glass Center
2005: Intermediate Flameworking w/ David Weintraub
2004: Introduction Hollow Forms w/ Sally Prasch, Worcester Center for Crafts
2003: Intro to Bead Making w/ Lilliana Glen, Worcester Center for Crafts
Related Work Experience:
2010-present: Co-owner/Operator, flameworking teacher, Fiamma Art Glass
2015-16: Adjust Faculty, Mass College of Art
2011: Internship, Dan Daily Studio, Kensington, Nh.
2011: Internship, Bel Vetro Glass, Brockton, MA
2007-Present: Glassblowing Assistant, Christopher Watts, Boston, Ma.
2008-11: Glass Casting Assistant, Linda Ross of Ross Art Studio, Dedham, Ma
2007-11: Glass department Work Study Program at MassArt
2009-12: Teaching Assistant, MassArt
2004-09: Built and maintained private flameworking studio, Boston, Ma.
2013: Corning Museum of Glass, General Scholarship
2012: Academic/Departmental Honors
Helen Blair Crosbie Sculpture Award
MassArt Presidential Recognition Award
Windgate Fellowship Nominee and Finalist
2011: George Greenamyer Scholarship
MassArt Foundation Award
MassArt All School Show Award
2010: Corning Museum of Glass, General Scholarship
2009: Penland Flameworking Scholarship, Founded by Jim and Judy Moore
William Wyman Fellowship
Corning Museum of Glass, General Scholarship
2008: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Award in Honor of William Brant
Shows and Exhibitions:
2013:YBos 2, Harbor Gallery,Boston, Ma.
2012: Solo Exhibition, Camridge Artists Co-op, Cambridge, Ma.
“Ellipses”, Paine Gallery, Boston, Ma.
“+1 Glass” Lincoln Arts Project Gallery, Waltham, Ma
2011: MassArt Senior Show, Paine Gallery, Boston, Ma.
MassArt All School Show, Boston, Ma.
Glass Dept. Show, Student Life Gallery, Boston, Ma.
2010: MassArt All School Show, Boston, Ma.
”Exploring the Inner Identity” Brant Gallery, Boston, Ma.
Craft Boston, World Trade Center, Boston, Ma.
2009: MassArt All School Show, Boston Ma.
Craft Boston Holiday, Cyclorama, Boston, Ma
"In over 20 years of glass work I have had the singular privilege of studying with masters from all over the globe and in nearly every facet of glass work. Over the past few years I have had the further privilege of being a part of developing Fiamma glass and the wonderful, growing community of fellow glass addicts that have become a part of our lives. In my capacity as a fabricator i also have had the chance to work with architects, designers, scientists, engineers and artists to help create projects that have continually challenged and pushed me. Most of all I'm privileged to share both the adventure of glass and of our studio with my wife Trina, and I look forward to continuing to improve, grow, and share our love of all things glass with many more people in the future."
Jocelyn Brown graduated from Mass College of Art with a double major in Art Education and Sculpture, as well as a minor in glass. Her passion for glass was ignited the first time she worked with the material at MassArt. After taking an intro to glassblowing class, Jocelyn was inspired to continue working with the magical and challenging material. Her art often relates to spirituality, sacred space, and personal well being.
20072012 Massachusetts College of Art and Design
DEGREE Fine Arts 3D/Sculpture, Art Education
Certified License Visual Arts K12
20052006 Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
September 2013May 2014 Art Teacher, St Peter Academy, South Boston, MA
April 2013July 2013 Long Term Substitute, Chelsea High School, Chelsea, MA
October 2012February 2013 Student Teacher, Curley School K8, Jamaica Plain, MA
August 2012-Present Flameworking Instructor, Fiamma Glass, Newton, MA
Summers 2011-2012 Studio Assistant, Ross Art Studios, Dedham, MA
Summer 2011 Sculptural GlassTeaching Assistant, MassArt, Boston, MA
Spring 2011 Maya: Architecture and Community Volunteer, MassArt, Boston, MA.
Santiago Zamora, Guatemala
Spring 2010 International Intern, San Carlos, Costa Rica
Becky holds a BFA in Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her formal education in art began at Muhlenberg College in PA where she studied manual photography and art history. Becky left Muhlenberg to better her education in fine art, art education, and art history at MassArt where she discovered and focused on glass as a sculptural medium.
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, 2009-13. B.F.A., Museum Education
Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA 2005-07.
Dana Hall School, Wellesley, MA. Graduated 2005.
Adult/Child/Infant CPR and AED
Fiamma Glass Art, Newton Upper Falls, MA. Teacher, Shop Monitor, Teachers Assistant. Spring 2013 - Present
Needham Extended Day Program (NEDP), Teacher. Fall 2013 – April 2015.
Tenacre Day Camp, Wellesley, MA, Administration, 2014 (summer employment). Aftercamp Director, Activity
New Art Center, Newtonville, MA. Event Teacher. Spring 2013 - Spring 2014.
New Art Center, Newtonville, MA. Summer Program Coordinator, Summer 2013.
Nominated by the Massachusetts College of Art and Design Art Education Department for a year long student-teaching placement, with stipend, at the Henderson full-inclusion elementary school in Boston, MA.
Awarded Academic Honors by Massachusetts College of Art and Design upon graduation.
Awarded Departmental Honors by the Massachusetts College of Art and Design Art Education Department upon
Boston, MA, MassArt Arnhiem Gallery Art Education Senior Show -one installation piece and one sculpture -Spring
Boston, MA, Massachusetts College of Art and Design West-End Lobby of Tower -glass installation -Spring 2013-
Ceramics (wheel throwing and hand building), glass blowing/solid sculpture, multimedia sculpture, up cycling
sculpture, painting, drawing, collage, and dark room photography. I have training in running multiple types/styles of
art classrooms including but not limited to Constructivist and TAB based classrooms.
Lauren is currently persuing her BFA from Massachussetts College of Art and Design. She is facinated by craft materials, working in glass, metal, wood to name a few.
2014 Massachusetts Collage of Art and Design, Boston MA BFA in Sculpture
2008 Winchester High School
2005-07 Massachusetts Collage of Art Summer Studios
Awards, Grants, Fellowships
2009 Boston Globe Show: Golden Key for an eight piece portfolio
2014 Internship- trainee/employee at Fiamma
2012 Internship at New England Sculpture Services
2012 Course Assistantship (TA) For Foundry Processes in Sculpture
2007 Studied with artist David Ardito
Welding, Foundry Processes/ Metal working, Ceramics/ Wheel working,
Mold making and Casting, Glass blowing, Flame-working