“By sculpting and trailing molten bits of glass, I attempt to capture the beauty and essence of water and life within the ocean.”- Mariel Waddell
The Trinidad and Caribbean Islands where Mariel Waddell was raised have inspired and influenced many of her glass series. The experience of living in those centers of natural beauty has been the main foundation for her artistic vision.
Waddell begins in the hot shop blowing out her form, then she has two assistants bring hot glass bits that she adds to her form and sculpts. Glass provides the ideal medium for sculptural representations of liquid movement and ocean currents, which remains at the root of her artistic expression.
Waddell is a graduate of the Crafts and Design Program at Sheridan College in Oakville. She works out of her studio located in Kingston, ON.