Madeline Prowd

Madeline is an early career glass artist, currently working out of Whanganui, New Zealand. 

Studying under Richard Whiteley, Nadege Desgenetez and Brian Corr, she received a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the Australian National University in 2009. Madeline then relocated to Adelaide, SA to undertake the two-year Associate Training Program in the Glass Studio at JamFactory. 

Madeline was employed as Studio Technician in the Glass Studio at JamFactory from 2013-2023, Madeline is currently employed as Manager at NZGlassworks.

Madeline is heavily influenced by traditional Italian glassblowing techniques and the technical proficiency inherent in the process of making. She strives to make work that incorporates an element of the handmade.

Madeline was an instructor at Pilchuck Glass School during session 3, 2018 and was Craftsperson in Residence during session 5, 2017 and 2019.  In 2014, Madeline was an artist in residence for 8-weeks at Berlin Glas e.V, and a featured artist in the Berlin Design Week/DMY Festival. Madeline received the Saxe award from Pilchuck Glass School in 2014 which granted her a full scholarship to attend a class in 2015.  In 2019, Madeline was an AiR at Canberra Glassworks and was invited to take part in a group residency at The Glass Factory, Boda Glasbruk, Sweden.

In 2010, Madeline received a Partner Scholarship to take Italian maestro' Davide Salvadore's class at Pilchuck Glass School. Madeline received a TFAiR residency at Canberra Glassworks in 2012, she has travelled to the USA to be teaching assistant to artists Ben Edols in 2013 and Brian Corr in 2014 at Pilchuck Glass School, Nancy Callan in 2015 at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and Clare Belfrage in 2015 at The Corning Museum of Glass.

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