Ann Morhauser is the founder of Annieglass, a highly successful line of glass tableware sold through the finest luxury stores and resorts in the nation. Handcrafting her products in Northern California since 1983, Ann developed her company throughout the years to become one of the largest and most successful American glass studios. By combining skills as a designer, artisan, and businesswoman, Ann has been able to build a highly regarded brand as well as a successful company.
Ann’s work is in the collections of such noted museums as the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Luce Foundation Center for American Art in Washington, DC; the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow, Scotland; and the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York.
Ann has accomplished something rare: crossing over into the commercial world while tenaciously retaining her fine art approach. In 2003 she celebrated twenty years as a mass producer—by hand—of sculptural glassware. The Annieglass studio, originally 400 square feet, is now a manufacturing facility of more than 15,000 square feet. Thirty full-time employees handcraft more than 100,000 plates, bowls, serving dishes, and decorative accessories annually. In 1993, Annie launched a retail store in downtown Santa Cruz, offering all of the Annieglass collections as well as flatware, stemware, candlesticks, serving pieces, vases, and jewelry by other well-known craft artists.
She serves on the board and is a current trustee of the California College of the Arts.
MFA, art and glassmaking, California College of the Arts
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