Karen Gola

I was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the historic center of glassmaking in America. I have been deeply interested in glass since childhood and have been creating works of glass for over 36 years. I am proud of my Czech heritage, a land where world renowned glass art has been created since the Middle Ages. 

With degrees in Psychology and Civil Engineering, my work life has ranged from teaching autistic children to managing the construction of interstate bridges.  I am now pursuing my love of working with glass full time. 

I am a member of the Maine Craft Association, the Maine Craft Guild and the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, America’s oldest juried craft organization. My work can be found in Great Britain, France and Canada, as well as across the United States.

My studio is located in Sanford, Maine.


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