Ashley McFarland uses her background in psychology and art to create pieces that speak as a whole through the interactions of individual parts. Science and art have always acted as strong, duel forces in her life. The connections and conversations between objects as well as exploratory kilnforming processes have been and continue to be fascinations in her work. Ashley has worked in glass studios in California, Ohio, and currently works at Pittsburgh Glass Center (PGC) as their Education and Accessibility Manager: helping to bring glass art to classrooms around the Pittsburgh area. She also assists in creating glass art with non-glass artists through PGC’s Idea Furnace program and teaches classes primarily in glass casting, kilnforming, and coldworking.