Norman Courtney has been working in cast glass for over twenty years. In that time he has completed numerous public and private commissions that give the viewer an immediate sense of place and complement the architecture. His work is primarily in clear glass and includes wall size figurative murals, entryways, space dividers and lighting concepts that are designed to maximize the optical highlights and shadows unique to the medium.
He has been an innovator in the architectural applications of cast glass and a teacher of that discipline for many years including 15 summers at Pilchuck Glass School and the founding for the Glass Department at the Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle.
Critic Residency Essay by Robin Rice