We are looking forward to Sandpiper Studio's debut appearance at SFM this year. Pushing the traditional boundaries of the aesthetics of handblown glass the artist applies images to the surface of her unique and often opaque forms that have nostalgic and narrative qualities coupled with a modern minimalism. We love them! Truly functional art.
Julie Gibb was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1974. She graduated from the H.B. Beal Art Program in 1995 and later from the School of Crafts and Design at Sheridan College in 2002. Julie is the recipient of several awards and honours including the Aaron Milrad Award for best decorative arts at the 2003 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition and a residency at the studio of the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY. Her work has been included in several publications such as 500 Glass Objects and 25 Years of New Glass Review. Julie recently completed a three year artist in residency program at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre. She has since moved to the Columbia Valley in British Columbia, where she operates Sandpiper Studio with her partner, Gordon Webster. Located in Windermere B.C., Sandpiper Studio is a small scale production/design studio specializing in hand blown functional glass and strives to create exceptionally crafted objects with modern aesthetics and sensibilities.