Annette Shepherd

Art Discipline: 
Raymond, NE
United States
Dates of Residence: 
May 26, 2008 to Jun 13, 2008

As a visual artist, Annie Shepherd's creations are inspired by and reflect still frames of her life. Glass and sculpture have been her primary passions, and she is constantly exploring new techniques and mediums to help express her emotions and ideas. 

Shepherd will complete her Bachelor's of Fine Arts in December 2008 from the New York College of Ceramics at Alfred University. She has studied under artists such as Angus Powers and Fred Tschida while at Alfred. Before her time at NYCC, she studied glass under the direction of Tom Kreager for two years at Hastings College. She has been a glass studio assistant at the Penland School of Crafts, an assistant to the glass professors that she has studied under, and a head gaffer and assistant at Fireborn Studios in Yankton, South Dakota. Recently, she was awarded the Pilchuck Partner Scholarship, and will be attending a session in summer 2008 at the world renowned glass school located outside of Seattle, WA.

While at the Kimmel Harding Center for the Arts in 2008, she is planning on beginning her work for her thesis exhibition. Both two and three-dimensional works will be created. After graduation in December, Shepherd plans on continuing her education and studio practice.