Carrie Battista Frost
Title Founder, Artisan Glassware Company
Organization Frost Glass
Carrie Battista Frost received a BFA in glass and a minor in sculpture at the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2006. Since 2008, she and her husband, Patrick Frost, have been collaborating and creating exciting functional and sculptural pieces of glass art, as well as assisting some of the most renowned artists in the glass industry.
Carrie developed her passion for glass during her time at college, where she specialized in imagery on glass and gold leaf gilding techniques. Patrick earned a BS degree with a concentration in glass from Illinois State University, where he focused on the techniques of traditions of Venetian style glass.
After graduation, they began to develop their own styles and techniques while working with accomplished artists from across the country. This exposure helped them to slowly make a name for themselves in the glass world.
Over the past four years, Carrie and Patrick have been the recipients of many honorable artists in residencies, including the Worcester Center for Crafts in Massachusetts and Neusole Glassworks in Ohio, all while continuing their studies in other forms of media, such as enameling and printmaking, to help elevate their art.
Along the way, they were fortunate to work with and receive invaluable knowledge from master glass blowers Elio Quarisa from Murano, Italy, and Martin Janceky in the Czech Republic. Through this exposure to such master glassmakers, both Carrie and Patrick have been able to continue to blow and sculpt glass in the traditional styles - preserving the art as an homage to the masters - and incorporate their own unique signature, which adds a more functional and modern spin, making their work appealing to all.
See the couple's successful product line, Frost Glass, at www.frostglass.com.