Martha Wolf began life as a middle child and blames her confusion as to a career choice on the classic "middle child syndrome". Graduating from the University of Montana with a degree in forestry, she then joined the Peace Corps, serving in Ecuador. Following a 4-year career with the US forest Service, Martha began her initial attempt at art glass.
While experimenting with stained glass, Martha discovered that she could bend the glass through the use of heat. So began her foray into the world of glass fusing and a career that has served her and her many clients--well. Martha's love and deep respect of all kinds of animals provided the inspiration to create the whimsical glass creatures that continue to drive her creative energy.
Martha loves making animals, placing then in human terms. "The spirit and integrity of each animal that I create is very important to me. The animals really take on a life of their own. I think they actually roam around my house at night," says Martha. Martha's fused and slumped glass creatures are simply bursting with color, symbolism, and whimsy.
Martha has received a grant from the Idaho Commission on the Arts and has been published three times in the Corning New glass Review. She has exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and was a professional teacher of glass fusing for 5 years.
Martha's passion for her subject matter and her mastery of he medium are truly evident in her enchanting one-of-a-kind creatures. "I love my work. It's my life, and I'd like to think that is shows in the eyes of each of the animals I create."