Started working in glass in the 1970’s.
Ann Corcoran’s formal glassblowing education began under the guidance of Marvin Lipofsky at the California College of Arts and Crafts. Ann graduated with a BFA in 1974. It was in the glass class that Ann met her future husband Micheal Nourot and apprenticed with him at his first studio. In ’74 they formed a business partnership and later that year were married. She applied her many talents to the tasks of designing color patterns with enamels that would become part of their product line, though her knowledge and enjoyment of the glassblower’s art extends far beyond the production of actual glass.