In her cameo pieces, which include the large scale installations Charlotte’s Web (2012) and Pending (2014), American artist and designer Charlotte Potter re-considers friendship and family in the age of social media, often juxtaposing digital technology with the historically handmade. Family Tree, a more intimate work from this series, combines cameo engraved glass portraits, maple taps and small chains to depict her family members and make reference to the artist’s geographical home and metaphorical qualities of family.
Potter received a BFA from Alfred University and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her practice has focused on the use of glass & glassmaking for performance and as a conceptual medium. She is the co-founder of performance troupes Cirque de Verre and the Glass Theater. Her installations, sculptures and performances have been shown at the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA, Oklahoma City Museum of Art and Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT and gallery S 12 in Bergen, Norway. Currently Potter serves as the Glass Studio Manager and Programming Director at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, VA.