Angus MacDiarmid Powers studied glass and mixed media sculpture at Alfred University in New York State. After receiving his BFA in 2000, he moved to Philadelphia to participate in the glass MFA program at Tyler School of Art. Shortly after receiving his MFA in 2002, he joined the faculty at Tyler School of Art and has begun teaching sculpture in the freshman foundation program. He also teaches classes and private lessons in glassblowing at Hot Soup in Olde City, Philadelphia and the Crefeld School in Chesnut Hill, PA. Glass is Powers’ primary medium, although he frequently incorporates mixed media elements into his works. His work combines humor and commentary into functional and installation art.
Critic Residency Essay by Robin Rice