I am in constant search for an image that best reflects my creative voice; an image that matches my emotional and spiritual journey, always seeking the perfect balance of light and color. I am fascinated by the patterns created by the light and driven to capture that moment in time. An expression of my outlook on life. A moment in my life through my eyes.
Carol Maguire holds a Bachelor’s in Art History from Fairfield University and the Sorbonne, she has furthered her studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Barnes Foundation, and Fleisher Memorial. Her passion results in painterly works saturated with color and joie de vivre. Inspired by a love for color, textiles, and gardening, her work focuses on objects that surround her daily life.
Maguire has been painting full time and showing her work since 2001. She has shared her artistic skills with indigenous women in India, Peru, Romania, Guatemala and Honduras. She has worked as a consultant for the State Department where Maguire’s special skills involved identifying the materials available and the skills of the artisans and blending them to design a program of products to make. She now teaches paintings workshops in Mexico, the Bahamas, Tuscany and at her home outside of Philadelphia.
Prior to her full-time painting, Carol was the design director of a high-end doll company, she has taught doll making in the Transylvanian Alps and in the Andes of Peru. Carol’s quilt designs have been featured in books and magazines for Better Homes and Gardens and she has designed dinnerware for Waterford-Wedgewood and Lenox China.
“As an artist, I try to breathe a new life into the birds I see and the plants I enjoy. I don’t attempt to mimic God’s creation in a realistic style, but rather to capture the beauty in my own unique expression.”
~ Brent Marshall
Work Experience Personal Glass Studio
September 1985 – Present
Design and create one-of-a-kind glass pieces for commissions and galleries.
Kent State University September 2003-December 2004
Introduced entry level students to the studio experience and basic glass forming techniques – In hot glass, demonstrated blowing glass starting with a basic sphere form and showed how to manipulate the glass to create other forms. In fusing glass, instructed students in simple mold-making methods and reviewed glass annealing theory. In cold glass, reviewed grinding and finishing methods to prepare work for exhibition. Additionally, safety was reviewed throughout the course in all process applications. Glass Instructor
The Cleveland Institute of Art September 1987-December 1999, Evening Program
Designed a non-major glass curriculum to introduce all levels of the studio experience in glass forming to the participants. Created small projects to promote self expression in the medium and incorporate the basic techniques of forming glass; hot, cold and fusion forming methods. Visiting Artist/Glass Instructor
The Cleveland Institute of Art January-May 1990
Instructed glass-majors in developing concepts using glass as a medium of expression. Explored alternative methods in glass forming to enhance the students’ concepts and encouraged them to reach beyond the simple vessel. Reviewed the history of glass throughout the ages and modern works that push the boundaries to inspire creativity. Students were involved in operating, repairing and building studio equipment to prepare them to manage a glass studio. Education
University of Illinois, MFA Sculpture, 1983-1985
The Cleveland Institute of Art, BFA Glass, 1978-19983 Grant
Lilly Endowment Grant 1990 Fellowship
The Creative Glass Center of America Three-Month Residency, 2001
Warm Springs Gallery
12 Katydid Trail
Warm Springs, VA 24484
Gallery & Cafe Hours
April 1 – December 31, 2021
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
11 am – 3 pm
Eigth Annual Bath County
Plein Air Festival
September 27 – October 3, 2021
For seven days artists will paint picturesque scenes throughout Bath County. Visitors and locals will have the unique opportunity to observe artists as they paint on location.