Assistant Professor of Practice, Glass
Nadine Saylor received her BFA in Photography from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and her MFA in Glass from Alfred University. After graduating in 2007, Nadine taught blowing and casting classes at Alfred. Since then, she has taught at Bowling Green State University in Ohio for four years, and at Harrisburg Area Community College in Pennsylvania prior to accepting the position here at Southern Illinois University where she is an Assistant Professor of Practice in Glass.
In addition to teaching at the collegiate level, she has taught many workshops: “Harbourfront Centre” in Toronto, “The Studio” at the Corning Museum of Glass, Penland School of Crafts, and the Pittsburgh Glass Center, to name a few. Nadine has won many awards for her work including “Glass Artist of the Year” in Cincinnati and was a finalist for the “Niche Award” in Philadelphia. She has also lectured internationally and at many universities nationally.
In her work, she investigates the rise and fall of our country’s economy while preserving its history in the permanent material of glass. These objects become a recollection of the past, bringing to attention how much we have changed as human beings, and how much technology has transformed our lives. She was most recently an Artist-In-Residence at the Pittsburgh Glass Center in Pittsburgh, PA where she was a part of Breaking Through: Moving 4ward in the Hodge Gallery with three other women artists.