Started working in glass in the 1970’s.
Shari Maxsom Hopper and her husband David Hopper both attended San Jose State University in the late 1960s. David received the first MA in Glass in 1969. They went to Europe 1960/70 and Shari wrote a paper for Dr. Fritz on glass factories and processes in Europe. On returning they joined Douglas and Carol Boyd in Chico and co-founded Orient and Flume. The partnership ended in 1982. David Hopper went on to innovate photo ceramic processes. From the late 1970s to the mid 1980s Shari Hopper visited glass beadmakers in Central Europe to learn their techniques and document how they made beads. Shari is one of the founding members of the International Society of Glass Beads and uses intricate photo processes in her work.
by Shari Maxson Hopper