Carrie Fertig

Employing flameworked glass as the primary medium in much of her work, Carrie Fertig is an artist and educator working in performance, installation and sculpture; originally hailing from upstate New York, she has been living in Edinburgh since 2003, and was artist in residence at Edinburgh College of Art, her alma mater, from 2013-14. In 2010 she founded a flameworked glass performance group called Torcher Chamber Arkestra, an experimental platform that explores cultural identity, social and political topics through flameworked glass performance with audience participation; in 2013 she co-founded Flames and Frequencies, a performance troupe combining glassmaking, live music on glass instruments, with digital sound manipulation. A recent artist in residence at the European Museum of Modern Glass in Germany, Fertig teaches, exhibits and performs internationally, and (along with Dr. Alistair MacDonald, Stuart Brown and Rob Page) spent a week with us at Lyth Arts Centre in September.