Cappy Thompson


Painting on glass since 1976, Cappy Thompson of Seattle, Washington, has been described as “the major practitioner of the art of transparent enameling in the American Studio glass movement.” She is known for her reverse-painted vessels, which have been shown and collected worldwide. Her work includes designing and painting public art, the largest work to date is a 33 feet high by 90 feet long narrative window at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Cappy is an experienced teacher who communicates a whole-hearted enthusiasm for glass art. She has taught at Pilchuck, Penland and other art programs internationally. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Washington Artist Trust Fellowship and Pilchuck’s Libensky Award.

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