Linda Perrin has been a professional glass blower since 1990. She and her husband founded Atlantic Art Glass on Mount Desert Island and opened a second space in Ellsworth to realize larger projects and invite the public to experience the process involved in shaping hot glass. Linda credits her learning to independent experimentation in the studio, and workshops at Urban Glass (Brooklyn, NY) and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, where she has studied with renowned glass artists including Richard Marquis, Cheryl Ellinwood, Dante Marioni, and Dinah Hulet. Linda’s work is exhibited and collected nationally.
“Glass is a material that really benefits from the age-old apprentice style of teaching. The apprentice has the opportunity to practice, practice, practice and begin the loop of work and discovery that propels one on from one idea to the next, and one creation to the next.” Linda Perrin
Jacquelyn Jenson earned a BA in Human Ecology from the College of the Atlantic in 2015. She fell in love with glassblowing while working on a community arts development project with Atlantic Art Glass.
“I want to work on my personal expression and empowerment as a glass artist, to build a cohesive body of work that demonstrates intention and vision. There are more female glassblowers than ever before. The idea of more female gaffers emerging in a male dominated industry is something that I want to be a part of.” – Jacquelyn Jenson