Glass Artist Christie Moody of Blue Heron Glass

Glass Artist Christie Moody of Blue Heron Glass

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Glass Artist Christie Moody of Blue Heron Glass

   Christie Moody spent her childhood in Memphis, Tennessee, inspired and encouraged by her mother, Marilyn Stratton, a painter. After graduating with a BFA in Art Education at 
the University of Georgia, she discovered the magic of glass when a friend demonstrated the basics of stained glass. This was the beginning of a longadventure with the enigmatic nature of this versatile material. Christie taught art, including glass art, to people of all ages for many years. Among her teachers were Dan Fenton, Paul Marion, and Frank van den Ham. Out of these experiences she has developed her own techniques of carving, hot working, fusing and slumping glass. Her imagery of the flora and fauna of the Georgia sea islands and rivers speak of her love for these ecosystems. This love is also reflected in her work to preserve Georgia's Broad River. Christie creates fusedeclecticgallery.net and slumped glass panels, bowls, platters, "flying " birds and insects called " Avian Whims". She works in her studio at her farm in Northeast Georgia, where she lives with her husband Michael, son Devin and daughter Gwyneth. . View the art of... Glass Artist Christie Moody of Blue Heron Glass
 
Education:
BFA Art Education University of Georgia, Athens,  Georgia; studied glass working techniques with Dan Fenton, Paulo DuFour,  Paul Marioni,  and Frank Van den Ham.

Professional Experience:
  1980 – Present: owner of Blue Heron Glass Art, Carlton, Georgia, producing limited edition and one of a kind hanging and functional pieces using fused, slumped, and engraved glass.  Represented by numerous fine art galleries in the United States and Canada. Art Director Athens Montessori School 1982-1994. 2000-2012: Buyer's Market of American Craft wholesale market, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; American Craft Council markets: Sarasota, Charlotte, Atlanta, Baltimore; One woman show State Botanical Garden of Georgia Conservatory Gallery.  Curated and showed in three artist dance inspired show entitled, “ The Music Between the Notes”, Lyndon House Arts Center, Athens, Georgia. Showed kinetic birds in “North, South, East, Nest” Hambidge Center, Dillard, Georgia.

Awards and Major Commissions:
Chapel windows, St. Mary’s Hospital, Athens, Georgia; Chapel windows, Athens Regional Hospital; Sanctuary windows, First Church of Christ Scientist, Whitehead Rd., Athens, Georgia. Numerous architectural installations in private homes including Phil Hughes and Leara Rhodes residences, Athens, Georgia and Jodi Ferguson residence, Avalon, California.
Purchase Award Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation "Southworks" juried show; Three time finalist and 2010 winner Niche Award.
 
Memberships:
Visual Arts Guild of Athens, Glass Art Society, The Studio Group, American Crafts Council, Craft Emergency Relief fund, Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation.. View the art of... Glass Artist Christie Moody of Blue Heron Glass