Kirk is an artist and educator living on Long Island, NY. She has exhibited her work throughout her life,
most abundantly the last 10 years. Her primary love is with glass although she is proficient in other medias.
Her visual influences have been from her travels, personal relationships, and her reaction to environmental
Kirk’s glass work expanded to unique glass plates and pendants made with care and fine
craftsmanship. She creates her work from sketch to final product that is thoughtful and unique in their
handmade qualities. Besides consigned to gallery shops, galleries secure her jewelry as a feature. She
exhibited at the Hillwood Art Museum in CW Post College on Long Island, Silvermine Art Center in New
Canaan, Ct., and Urban Glass Showcase of Handmade Jewelry in Brooklyn, NY.
Post masters she continued studies at Camp Colton under Boyce Lundstrom, Pilchuck under Dan Clayman, Corning under Jonathan Schmuck, Italy’s DiFiore Studio under Miriam DiFiore, Penland & Urban Glass.
Her glass, photography, drawing & collage work have garnered awards in exhibits throughout juried acceptances. Her work has been accepted into The Society of Illustrators, Salmagundi Club, Nat. Assoc. of Women Artists and Taipei Institute, all in New York. She has also enjoyed 6 solo exhibits.
Post retirement from art education Kirk continues to teach glass as opportunities arise. Her instructor positions have been at Art League of L.I., Boces Arts in Education, Bayard Cutting Arboretum and Long Island library workshops. Her enjoyment of teaching the media she creates in, offers opportunities for others to appreciate the world of warm glass work!
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