Turn hot glass into cool stuff!
3333 Lake Shore Rd.
Buffalo, NY 14219
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As a child Schneider remembers visiting the Corning Museum of Glass where she sat for hours watching glass magically transformed into graceful, glistening sculptures. Fifty years later, she returned to CMoG to begin her studies. The awe she felt as a child is with her every day as she works at her torch.
Raised in a small town in New Jersey, the Garden State, Schneider has always felt an affinity to nature, marveling at its beauty and intricate designs. At first, sculpting flowers in soda lime glass were beyond her reach, but with experience, experimentation, and tenacity, she succeeded. Her life-like representations of flowers grace galleries and homes of private collectors throughout the United States.
Schneider has studied with some of the world's most highly respected lampworking artists, including Lucio Bubacco, Loren Stump, and Emilio Santini. She has built on her studies with years of practice and exploration, continually pushing the natural limits of glass and accomplishing what most soft glass artists find impossible.
Schneider is committed to teaching others the magic of working with glass. She owns Expressive Glass, a 9-torch teaching studio in Buffalo, New York, where she holds classes for teenagers and adults, and coaches artists in person and via the internet. Schneider is also a feature writer for Glass Art magazine introducing its readers to some of the most interesting and influential glass artists in the world.
Vicki was featured by Glassation.com as one of "18 Game-Changing Female Glass Artists." Her work has been featured on the cover of The Flow magazine and in eight editions of the “Annual Gallery of Women in Glass” published by The Flow magazine. Vicki has been juried into prestigious gallery exhibits throughout the United States and the UK and was awarded first place in the flameworked glass category in the Delphi Glass 2018 Online Art Glass Festival. Her glass portrait of her dog Casey was selected for inclusion in 1000 Beads (Lark Books, 2014). She has earned the designation of Juried Artist in the Arts & Craftsmen Guild on the historic Roycroft Campus and co-chairs its jury twice a year.