Blaine Steiner is a recent BS and BFA graduate of hot glass at Salisbury University and is currently a tech apprentice at the Pittsburgh Glass Center. Having lived a transient life style all over the country and abroad, she is drawn to the idea of making public art that leaves a permanent stamp on many of the places she has been. Blaine creates large scale, multimedia sculptures that showcase the benefits of combining materials to create dynamic relationships within a sculpture.
Originally a dual degree in marine biology and environmental science, Blaine took her first glass class in her senior year of her undergrad and fell in love with the hotshop. In a short amount of time Blaine had added hot glass as a major and devoted the next few years of her life to learning to manipulate the material in ways that were suitable for outdoor display. She found that her background in biology influenced her work, as did her love of the environment that came from spending her childhood summers in Newfoundland, Canada. Blaine continues to create outdoor public sculptures and recently completed her first public commission for the town of her alma mater, Salisbury, MD.