Chelsea Rousso is a glass artist, fashion designer and writer, as well as a professor of fashion design and merchandising. She specializes in kiln-formed glass and holds regular classes and workshops for aspiring glass artists. Chelsea combines her love of fashion and glass into a unique form of wearable glass including corsets, bandeaus, and swimwear which have appeared on catwalks at the:
- Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC
- Centre Des Sciences de Montreal, Canada
- The Glass Art Society’s Conference shows in Corning, NY and Toledo, OH
- Sinaca Studio in Fort Worth, TX
- WMODA in Dania Beach, FL
She was selected to present her glass sculptures at 59th and 62nd All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida. Recently, she was awarded Best In Show at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL.
She holds a BFA in Fashion Design from Pratt Institute and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College. She is the author of Fashion Forward: A Guide to Fashion Forecasting published by Bloomsbury.
She explores theories of fashion and glass in relation to the consumer culture by focusing on women, gender, image and memory. One of the challenges she faced with creating wearable glass was developing a technique that followed the form of the female body. Chelsea also created unique sculptures with ribbons of glass woven and fused into beautiful silhouettes.