Image: Amy Rueffert Thibeault. SOA&D Visiting Artist 2019. Rabbit with Flowers in Flowers, 2015 cast and fused glass, porcelain, decals 5” x 12” x 5”
Amy Rueffert Thibeault has worked in glass since 1994. She earned her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and her MFA at Mills College in Oakland where she studied with Ron Nagle. Her work is included in the collections of the Corning Museum of Glass, the Tacoma Museum of Glass, and The Glasmuseet Ebeloft in Denmark. Amy’s work has been recognized in New Glass Review (1995, 1998, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009), and she was awarded a merit prize in the Elizabeth R. Rafael Founder’s Exhibition. Her work was selected for the 2007 International Exhibition of glass in Kanazawa, Japan and was also in a group exhibition titled “Flora” at the Glasmuseet Ebeltoft in Denmark in 2010.
Amy has taught at The Studio at The Corning Museum of Glass, Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Crafts, The Glass Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. She ran the glass department at San Jose State University during 2006-07, lectured at Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal during 2008-09 and at the University of Illinois from 2010-14. She was a visiting associate professor of hot glass at Toyama Institute of Glass Art in Japan from 2014-2017. She currently lives in Hong Kong.