Carolyn Austin

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Glass Studio Manager

As the Glass Studio Manager and instructor for the Lighthouse ArtCenter, Carolyn is right in her element. After moving from the Jersey Shore to Jupiter/Tequesta, Florida in 1979, Carolyn met and married her husband in 1984 and started working in the family business as a glass artist in 1986, then becoming owner/artist of Unique Glass Art in 1995. She has been professionally designing and creating glass art for over 30 years in South Florida. Her love of glass etching and carving then led her to exploring fused glass and incorporating it into her doors and windows for residential and commercial applications. Carolyn’s designs are created in a wide variety of styles, from intensely detailed tropical Florida scenes and ocean life to contemporary, modern, and traditional one-of-a-kind art glass for homes and commercial areas in South Florida, many other states, and the Bahamas. She has been an active member of the Lighthouse ArtCenter for many years, entering her artwork and winning awards in multiple exhibitions, so when CEO/CFO Nancy Politsch brought glass fusion to the center, Carolyn was sure to be right by her side! Teaching others the art of glass fusion is a rewarding experience that Carolyn takes pride in, as well as in the exclusive following her glass art has created over the years. You can find Carolyn’s work in local galleries and online.