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Suzanne Angell: Sue is an artist, designer, and educator and is currently the ISGB Regional Director – Northeast Region. She enjoys being a lifelong learner and takes special interest in all things glass, jewelry, metal smithing, design, wire work, and seed bead creations. Sue is a Rochester Institute of Technology graduate and stays current by completing classes at Corning Museum of Glass, Gemological Institute of America, New Approach School of Design, Bead and Button Show, and local continuing education programs. You can see Suzanne’s work at Corning Museum of Glass, several juried art and craft shows, home shows, or on the web.
Phil Rogerson: Phil Rogerson began flameworking four years ago, when he accompanied his wife to a glass bead making class at Corning. An engineer by profession and artist by avocation, Phil was drawn to glass first as a material, and then by its creative potential. He specializes in precision dot work and off-mandrel techniques in soft glass. Phil has studied flameworking with Caitlin Hyde, Kristina Logan, Amy Waldman Smith, Nancy Tobey, Heather Trimlett, John Kobuki, Tim Drier, and others. He has studied furnace work and fusing at The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, where he has also served as a teaching assistant. Phil was recently a guest demonstrator for the opening of a major glass bead exhibit at the Corning Museum. He joined the glass faculty of Rochester Arc and Flame Center when it opened in 2012. Phil sells his work through the Glass Market at the Corning Museum and at local craft shows.
Terry Berke: Terry has over 15 years of borosilicate flameworking experience. He specializes in sculptural glass design and production glass work. Terry teaches Samplers, Workshops and Date Nights in borosilicate glass.
Karen Hitchcock: Karen is the fusing instructor. She has taken and continues to take classes at Corning, Alfred University and Oatka. She has studied fusing, glass blowing, flameworking and casting. Karen enjoys learning and teaching new things. In her spare time she likes to fish, kayak and photograph nature.
Eunsuh Choi: Korean-born glass artist Eunsuh Choi is a portrait artist, whose flameworked pieces are personal narratives, portraits of her own moments of growth. Eunsuh Choi’s is the archetypal immigrant’s tale run through the artist’s filter. Choi arrived in the U.S. having already completed a Master’s degree in glass from Kookmin University (Korea), but determined to pursue further glass education. She chose the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) as a place where she could both study English and earn a second MFA degree in glass.
Eunsuh Choi uses flameworking techniques to create objects and installations composed of intricately fused glass threads. Sitting in diligent concentration behind a small torch, she bends and joins thin glass rods into complex arrangements and systematic structures evoking the textiles she studied in Korea.
Choi strongly prefers to work larger than life. One piece “Aspiration” which is 13ft heigh is on permanent display at the Corning Museum. Choi has been working glass for over 17 years and has broad knowledge in all aspect of glass. Choi’s work has been featured in a number of magazines, including Sculpture, Art Buzz, New Glass Review, Neues Glass, Glass, American Craft, Niche, The Flow, Emerging Glass Artists (Korea), Luxury, Baltimore Style, Profitable glass, and GlasHaus. All of these venues are competitive and she was nominated as a searchlight artist by the American Craft Council. For more information on Eunsuh Choi, please visit her personal website.Danielle Zatkowsky: Danielle is the newest member of the Arc + Flame flameworking team. She has years of experience in both borosilicate and soft glass torch work. Danielle works full time as an art instructor at Canandaigua School District.