Laura Donefer has used glass as her primary medium for more than 30 years, combining it with diverse materials. She was trained as a glass artist at Sheridan College School of Craft and Design. Later, she taught at Sheridan, in addition to Espace Verre, in Montreal. Her work has been exhibited at Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art in Japan, Museo de Vidrio in Mexico, the Museum of Fine Art in Montreal, the Museum of Art and Design in New York, and the Museum of Fine Art in Quebec City. She is president of the Glass Art Association of Canada and organizer of the “Glass Fashion Shows.”
In her September 2012 Instructor Collaborative Residency at The Studio, Donefer worked with Jeff Mack to imitate classic vessel shapes in the Museum’s collection, adding crazy “Doneferian” twists, loading them with texture and pattern.