A native of Washington, D.C., Michele began working in kiln-formed and lampworked glass in 2002 and has studied with many acclaimed glass artists in the US and Europe. In 2005 she established Trilogy Glass Art to explore and create both functional and non-functional glass art in her Ellicott City Maryland Studio. In 2010, seeking the opportunity to teach kiln-formed glass, Michele joined the Art Glass Center at Glen Echo (Glen Echo National Park) as a Resident Artist. She has also been active in the National Capital Art Glass Guild and served as a director of the guild for several years. Holding degrees in Physics and Engineering, Michele has a special interest in the material properties of glass and spends much of her time experimenting and exploring its behavior and possibilities. Her work is on exhibit in The Shop at the Corning Museum of Glass, the Zayde Sleph Gallery at Glen Echo, and periodically at Art shows in the Metropolitan DC Area and Steamboat Springs, CO. See more of Michele’s glass art at www.michelerubinglass.com.