Alison is a sculptor specializing is site specific work. She is also a popular teacher and art consultant.
Alison graduated summa cum laude from Marymount University with degrees in Art History and Interior Design. Her design philosophy is simple, start with a statement piece you truly love, and build the room around that.
Alison has worked with many architects and interior designers to build rooms around her Sea Cores. Many of these designers returned to ask if she could help select other art as well. Never one to turn down an exciting project, Alison began art consulting.
Finding the perfect piece usually means commissioning an artist who's work and style you love to create a special piece for your space. Alison began art consulting to help facilitate this process.
Since Alison is professional artist with a large and growing network of artist friends and colleagues, she can usually suggest a few artist who would be a good fit. From there, she can work with that artist on your behalf, or you may commission the artist directly.
Alison received Bachelors Degrees in Art History and Interior Design from Marymount University. She was a commercial artist and Art Director before taking up glass full-time in 2007. She is on the faculty at the Washington Arts Glass School, and is a Torpedo Factory Resident Artist. She has studied with artists Steve Kline, Elizabeth Mears, Richard La Londe, and Tim Tate.
Alison has exhibited her work nationally, and her work has appeared in the USA Today, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, American Craft Magazine, Ornament Magazine, Alexandria Times, etc. She has curated numerous green art shows including America Recycles for the US Department of State. Alison has participated in the numerous fine craft shows including the Smithsonian Craft Show. She has been a speaker for the Smithsonian Presents Series, and a featured artist in the Phillips Art Collection Museum Shop. She was the Torpedo Factory Artist of the Year in 2010 and a 2014 NICHE Awards finalist.
Interview by Scott Meeks for the Alexandria Times
Interview by Scott Meeks for EZ Green TV