Biography

Elin Christopherson has been creating in blown glass since 1983.

She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Glass from California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California in 1989, and her Graduate degree in Glass at Alfred University in New York .

Elin was Glass Technician at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle for four years. She has also worked in various capacities , including gaffer and hot shop coordinator, at the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington since 1991.

Elin has taught glassblowing at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, The Studio in Corning, Alfred University in New York, Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, the Pilchuck Glass School and was visiting glass instructor at San Jose State University, California, in 2002.

She received five scholarships to study at Pilchuck Glass School and won the Corning prize in 1991 for outstanding student. In 2001 Elin was an Artist in Residence at Public Glass in San Francisco, CA. and had a residency in 2004 at the Tacoma Museum of Glass.

Elin is Adjunct Professor of Glass at the California College of the Arts. She works and lives in Oakland, California.

Elins complete resume can be seen here