Charlotte Roth received her MFA from Ohio State University in 1999 and has taught Introduction to Art, Beginning Drawing and Beginning Glass at Inver Hills Community College since 2002. She has also taught drawing and hot glass at Ohio State, and hot glass at UW-Pigeon Lake Field Station and UW-RF. She experienced classes at Pilchuck Glass School, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Penland School of Crafts and taught a workshop at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Along with teaching, Charlotte has worked in various hot shops since 1993 and has exhibited nationwide.
The figure is at the epicenter of my glasswork. I don’t limit myself to just the human body; I include animals and sometimes objects that may suggest an aspect of the body. The references I make to the figure with my glasswork are usually literal but occasionally tilt in the conceptual direction. I invite the glass to have a voice in the blowing process and the result is work that has an animated, unique flavor. Each piece I make is hand sculpted; I never use molds so every piece is individual with its own character.