Michelle was born in New Zealand and immigrated to the United States as a child with her family. She first became interested in glassblowing at Hastings College in Nebraska and received her MFA in glassblowing from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Michelle has been using glass to interpret natural forms for over 15 years.
Michelle Weston and her dog, Eddie, work from a small studio, which doubles as a gallery, in Old Town Berea. She creates hand-blown glass vases, pumpkins, and other work. A large glass picture window separates the studio from the gallery so visitors can watch the process in person. Michelle’s most popular items are her hand blown dichroic glass star fish paperweights, each of which are signed and dated. (This glass making process produces an iridescent effect observed in nature’s fire opal, dragonfly wings, or hummingbird feathers.)
Michele is a juried member of the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program.
Michele’s work can be found at her studio / shop, The Glass Studio, Old Town Berea, Berea, KY; and at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY.