Moore is an artist and educator currently based in Corning, New York.
Moore was first introduced to glass in Seattle, Washington, when her parents kindly agreed to her enrolling in a local glassblowing program for students. From the moment Moore took her first terrifying and exhilarating gather of glass, she was hooked on the material and its endless possibilities for artistic expression.
Before moving to Corning, New York to work for The Corning Museum of Glass, Moore spent fifteen years honing her craft. Teaching, making, and helping others instruct led her all over the country, including to: Seattle, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.
While Moore was initially drawn to the drama and excitement of glassblowing, it was the expressive potential of kiln worked glass where Moore found her artistic voice. Her current body of work combines several glass working techniques, including pate de verre. This meticulous technique involves arranging particles of glass into molds that are then heated to sinter the glass together.
More holds a B.A. in American Cultural Studies from Western Washington University and a M.F.A. from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Her resume and portfolio are available online at www.jessimooreglass.com