4346 N. 37th Street, Galesburg, MI, 49053
Martha Croasdale grew up on Gull Lake in southwestern Michigan. She first became interested in working with glass because of its fluidity and transparent qualities, like that of her beloved lake. Water, in all its natural forms, has been a recurring theme in her inspirations and art work. She graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 1983 with an emphasis in glass art. Her Fulbright Fellowship (1983-84) was completed in Kosta, Sweden under the direction of International Glass Artist, Ann Wolf. In 1991, Martha completed her Masters of Fine Arts in sculpture and glass from Ohio State University. In 1998, she published her first book, Metal and Glass: The Art and Technique of Electroforming and was invited to teach a workshop in copper electroforming at Aichi University in Nagoya, Japan. She has completed two public commissions in the United States. Her artwork is exhibited in private collections and museums around the world. Her glass studio is in Galesburg, Michigan where she lives with her husband, Dave and her dog, Finn.