Shandra McLane grew up in the San Francisco Bay area and has lived in New Hampshire for the last 15 years. She holds a BFA from the University of Southern California and a M.Ed. in Integrated Arts and Education from Plymouth State University. She was professionally trained at the world-renowned Pilchuck Glass School and has served as the Print Shop Coordinator there intermittently for the last 18 years. McLane’s work earned her a spot as a semi-finalist in the prestigious Bullseye Emerge Competition in 2012 and a residency abroad a sailing vessel on a collaborative artistic and scientific expedition bound for the Arctic Circle in the summer of 2015.
McLane works primarily with kiln-formed glass and is exploring the introduction of printed imagery and engineered mold-making to blown glass. She is the owner of Squam River Studios in Ashland, New Hampshire, where the emphasis is on projects that bring about collaboration with art and science through the medium of glass.