Bio: Amber Cowan


Amber Cowan is an artist and educator working out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Originally from York, Pennsylvania, Ms. Cowan first began working with glass at Salisbury University in Maryland, where she received her Bachelor in Fine Art (BFA) in 3-Dimensional Design, with a concentration in Glass. In 2011, she received her Master in Fine Art (MFA) in Ceramics/Glass from Tyler School of Art at Temple University.

Before returning to graduate school, she lived in New York City where she worked as an instructor of glassblowing and flamework at One Sixty Glass and Urban Glass in Brooklyn. Her professional experience includes teaching alongside (and as the teaching assistant) to such artists as Lucio Bubacco, Michiko Sakano, Paul J. Stankard, and Gianni Toso.

Ms. Cowan was awarded the 2012 International Procter Fellowship at The Australian National University, The Steve Stormer Award from Temple University, and a residency at The Toledo Museum of Art for the Toledo Workshop Revisited Residency.

She was a lecturing artist at the 2011 International Flameworking Conference at Salem Community College. Her lecture included information on the current state of flameworking in the university system, and she demonstrated flameworking techniques using recycled cullet. Ms. Cowan is currently a faculty member of the glass department at Tyler School of Art and her work is represented by Heller Gallery in New York City.

Amber Cowan turned 30 on 11/11/11.