Pamina Traylor Artist Bio

Pamina Traylor started working in glass at San Francisco State University in 1989.

Pamina Traylor is an artist and educator, currently Interim Chair of the Glass Program at California College of the Arts where she has been a member of the faculty since 1995.  In the fall of 2007, she was a visiting artist and faculty member at the Osaka University of Art. She also served as a member of the Glass Art Society’s board of directors from 2003 – 2011, and treasurer beginning in 2006.  She earned her M.F.A. from the Rochester Institute of Technology and her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College, with additional studies at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Pilchuck Glass School, and San Francisco State University.

The Creative Glass Center of America awarded her a fellowship in both 2003 and 1995.  She received CCA Faculty Travel or Development Grants in 2011, 2007, and 1998.  She has lectured and demonstrated at schools in Australia, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan and has taught workshops throughout the world, including The Glass Furnace, Istanbul, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, and The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, among others.

Her work is in the permanent collection of the Benton Museum of Art, CT; The Museum of American Glass, NJ; The Speed Art Museum, KY; Tittot Glass Art Museum, Taiwan; and Cam Ocagi, Istanbul.  She was featured on KQED public television’s SPARK program, “By Hand”.


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