Kathryn Adams earned her BFA from Alfred University in 2011, with a focus in glass art.   Upon graduation she enrolled in a class at Penland School of Crafts to further her education.  Penland was her initial lure to NC, & since then she has immersed herself in the region’s thriving glass community.   Interning at Jackson County Green Energy Park, a glass blowing studio that uses methane gas from a landfill to create fuel, connected her to the growing city of Asheville, where she moved to in 2012.  She served as the Gallery Manager for the Asheville Glass Center for five years.  She currently works for the North Carolina Glass Center, a non-profit, public access, educational glass facility, where she is the Operations Manager.  Kathryn is able to create her own artwork out of the studio as well.  Currently her work focuses on function and aesthetics primarily through custom lighting & other decorative elements.