About the Artist
RESUME KATHLEEN ASHBORN 15 November 1957 , Saugus, MassachusettsEDUCATION Grammar, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, Texas BA Studio Art University of Texas, Austin 1979. Area of study: Biomedical illustrationsWORK HISTORY Self employed glass etching 1980-83 Architectural glass designer, Renaissance Glass Co. 1983-1987 Owner/Queen Studio K Glassworks 1988 to presentPARTIAL CLIENT LIST St Lukes Cathedral, Beaver Creek, Ohio Hajj Residence, Bahrain, Dumam, Saudi Arabia Gray.Cary, Austin, Texas Bickerstaff, Heath, Smiley, Austin, Texas Steelcase, Racine, Wisconsin Kodosky Residence, Austin, Texas Memorial City Mall, Houston, TexasPUBLIC ARTWORK City of Austin Public Library, Steck location 2010 City of Austin Public Library, Carver location 2010 Austin Nature and Science Center 1997 Dell Seton Hospital, Chapel 2018 Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas 2011 Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 2019 Texas Society of Architects Artisan Award 2011Studio K has completed custom architectural commissions, both residential and commercial, Throughout the US and abroad.
From a very early age I have been in love with glass. To me there is not another medium that engages the viewer more. Glass changes with the quality of light over the course of the day. The color moderates with the seasons. There is an inherent kinetic quality to glass as a viewer passes by or for that matter when they stand still and see the textured surface of the glass change as light moves over it. Glass alters and enhances the environment around it. The air changes color. The mood is set. Over the last forty or so years I have striven to open the magic of glass to the viewer. It has been and will be my goal to set a tone and atmosphere by manipulating light through glass. Glass is simply colored light in a form that can be molded. What more is there?