Flame Run is proud to present the work of Nadine Saylor.

Nadine Saylor graduated from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2007 with her MFA in “Sculpture Dimensional Studies”. She was an Artist-In-Residence at “Sculpture Space” in Utica, NY the summer of 2008. That same fall, she became an Instructor at Bowling Green State University where she taught glassblowing and glass casting for four years. Since then, Nadine has been an artist-in-residence at the Harbourfront Center in Toronto, ON and at the Pittsburgh Glass Center where she had an exhibition in the Hodge Gallery at its completion. She currently teaches at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.

“My installation entitled ‘Notions” is a wall of about 50 larger than life buttons that are made out of glass with vintage ceramic decals fired on their surface. When going through a drawer, I found a jar of buttons. As I was looking through them, one of the buttons struck me. It had a design pattern of flowers and leaves on its surface in black and ruby. I remembered the dress that it came from and was interested in my memory of this dress. These buttons are a blank canvas through which I reference the world around me. I live on a farm in Southern Illinois with an array of chickens, goats and horses that depict as my local countryside. Not only does my current farm life play a part in my glasswork, I am interested in childhood memories and how they play a part in our lives. My imagery becomes a nostalgic place for the viewer to interpret life with his or her own recollections.” -Nadine Saylor