Mariel Waddell Hunter
By sculpting and trailing molten bits of glass, I attempt to capture the beauty and essence of water and life within the ocean.
The Trinidad and Caribbean Islands where Mariel Waddell Hunter was raised have inspired and influenced many of her glass series. The experience of living in those centers of natural beauty has been the main foundation for her artistic vision.
Mariel begins in the hot shop blowing out her form, than she has two assistants bring hot glass bits that she adds to her form and sculpts. By trailing and sculpting molten bits of glass, she attempts to capture the beauty of water.
Hunter is a graduate of the Crafts and Design Program at Sheridan College in Oakville. Following her educational training, Mariel was offered a partnership at the Kingston Glass Studio & Gallery. She works with her husband, Mischka Alexi Hunter, on both individual works and collaborative pieces. Glass provides the ideal medium for sculptural representations of liquid movement and ocean currents, which remains at the root of her artistic expression.