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DEANNA CLAYTON - MODERN GLASS ARTIST

I love the versatility and freshness of glass as an artistic medium. The potential for expression in contemporary glass is limitless.

                                                        - Deanna Clayton

D.C. Studios LLC represents 25 years of glass making.  The owner/operator Deanna Clayton creates glass sculpture in vessel form as well as figurative works. She specializes in the glass casting technique called pate de verre. She has taught classes in her techniques at places such as Corning Glass in  New York, The Cleveland Institute of Art, DMG Glass Project in St Petersburg, Florida.

D.C. Studios LLC is dedicated to creating unique and exciting works in glass that embrace the technique of pate de verre. The technique is a very approachable way for others to experience the joy of working with glass as a medium for expression. D.C. Studios LLC is designed to educate others in this ancient and rewarding process.

Deanna Clayton was introduced to glass right out of high school while earning her Associates in Fine Arts degree in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Deanna wanted to continue her education in glass. Research showed the glass program, taught by Henry Halem, at Kent State University to have produced some of the most successful glass artists working at the time. After two years at Kent State University she moved to Champaign-Urbana, IL to attend the University of Illinois and finished her Bachelors Degree. While still attending the University she started her glass studio. She worked in central Illinois for ten years and then discovered beautiful Door County, Wisconsin which is where she lives and works currently. Today Deanna's work can be seen in public and private collections around the world.

Education 

B.F.A. University Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, 2002

Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 1988-1990

Exhibitions

2023  "Surging Forward" Solo Exhibition, Duncan McClellan Gallery, St. Petersburg, Florida.

2023  Glass Coast Weekend, Habatat Fine Art, Sarasota, Florida.

2023  Art Palm Beach, Mattsen Fine Art, Palm Beach, Florida.

2022  "Thinking Forward" Solo Exhibit, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan.

2022  "A Celebration of Women Leaders," Yerkes Observatory, Ken Saunders Gallery. Lake Geneva,                Wisconsin.

2022  Group Exhibition, Edgewood Orchard Gallery, Fish Creek, Wisconsin.

2022  "The Shape of Light: Contemporary Painting and Studio Glass," Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois.

2022  "Habatat 50th Glass International." Habatat Galleries. Royal Oak. Michigan.

2022  "7th Glass Coast Weekend", Habatat Galleries, Sarasota, Florida.

2021 Group Exhibition, Edgewood Orchard Gallery, Fish Creek, Wisconsin.

2021 "Beyond the Calling:Women of Studio Glass," Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan.

2021  Glass 49, Habatat Galleries, Royal, Michigan.

2020 48th Annual Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan

2020 Art Palm Beach, Mattson Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia

2020 Luminaries in Glass, Duncan McClellan Gallery, St Petersburg, Florida

2019 Wisconsin Ideas, Global Influences, Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of                   Glass, Neenah, Wisconsin

2019"International Awards Exhibition" Fort Wayne Museum, Fort Wayne, Indiana

2019 47th Annual Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan

2019 Art Palm Beach, Mattson Fine Art, West Palm Beach, Florida

2019 Art Expo New York, Mattson Fine Art, New York, New York

2019 "Casting A Different Light", Kitrell Riffkind Art Glass, Dallas, Texas

2018 Sharper Edges: Women Working on the Edge of Glass, Bergstrom-Mahler        Museum of Glass, Neenah, Wisconsin

2018 ArtExpo New York, Mattson Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia

2018 Vessouls, Duncan McClellan Gallery, St Petersburg, Florida

2017 Fineline Designs, Ephraim, Wisconsin

2017 Solo Exhibit, Duncan McClellan Gallery, St. Petersburg, Florida

2017 Habatat 44th Annual Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak,  Michigan

2016 SOFA Chicago, K. Allen Gallery, Sister Bay, Wisconsin

2015 Art Breda, Netherlands, Continuum Galleries, Konigswinter, Germany

2015 Luminous Allure, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, Pennsylvania

2015 Art Expo Toronto, K. Allen Gallery, Sister Bay, Wisconsin

Group Exhibitions

2017 Habatat 44th Annual Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan

2016 SOFA Chicago, K. Allen Gallery, Sister Bay, Wisconsin

2015 Art Breda, Netherlands, Continuum Galleries, Konigswinter, Germany

2015 Luminous Allure, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, Pennsylvania

2015 Art Expo Toronto, K. Allen Gallery, Sister Bay, Wisconsin

Awards

2019

Collectors Choice, 47th Annual International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan.

2008

SAC Award, Professional Dimensions Group, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

2008

Most Unique Interpretation Of A Vessel, Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, Florida

 

2007

35th Annual International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan

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