Tell us about your upcoming exhibition!
I will be participating in a group exhibition at The Lost Pines Art Center in Bastrop 05/01/2019 – 06/01/2019.

What are you working on now?
My new series is titled, “Rooted”. They are large, white lined vessels with gold enameled finials that adorn the top and the interior of the form. A small collection of the series is currently at Artworks Gallery in Austin.

What draws you to your medium?
Glass is extremely challenging and, at most times, unforgiving. I love the challenge. It’s about learning how to work with others and work with a medium that has a small window of success but finding the success even in your failures. Glass is an ever evolving medium with so many artists finding new ways to manipulate it. The exciting part is keeping up with all the new techniques and developing your own.

How long have you been an artist and how has your practice changed over time?
I’ve been practicing my craft since 2008. Everyday I work with glass is an opportunity for me to build my muscle memory and learn. My style has evolved with time; like most artists. Random events and travel in my life has made an impact on what I make today different from years past.

In your opinion, what does the Austin arts community need as the city continues to grow?
I’m relatively new to Austin. I moved here about two years ago. But the conversation I have with other makers here has a common theme; “Affordable studio space.” Austin would benefit from affordable studio buildings and complexes within Austin. Many of the artists I’ve met are moving outside of Austin city limits just to be able to afford their craft.

Lauren Hunt is an artist and educator located in Austin, Texas. She began her focus in glass at Virginia Commonwealth University where she received her BFA. After graduating, she moved to Corning, NY and began a 7 year career working for the Corning Museum of Glass Hot Glass Show and their Blow Glass At Sea Program. Hunt’s glass reflects the inspiration from the years of travel she experienced while performing on board Celebrity Cruise Ships. Her work, now, focuses on color and form as she strives to create a balanced, well-crafted object.

Follow Lauren on social media to keep up her practice:
Instagram : @laurenhuntglass