artist statement and achievements
Ingo and Julie Doetsch
Raven Glass Studio

email: info@ravenglassstudio.ca

Ingo and Julie are self-taught artisans who live and work on their rural property in central New Brunswick.

Ingo was born in Germany in 1943 and immigrated to the United States in 1949. He attended DePauw University, in Indiana, majoring in chemistry, and went on to earn a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of North Carolina. He came to Canada in 1970 as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, and continued his post-doctoral work at the University of New Brunswick. Ingo's university experience included many hours spent in the technical glass shop where much of his research equipment was fabricated. His fascination with the craft of the technical glass blowers served as an introduction into the medium he would come to explore firsthand.

 

Julie, from St. Louis, attended Southeast Missouri State University where she majored in biology. After several years of work at the Reproductive Biology Research Foundation, headed by the research team of William H. Masters and Virginia Johnson, she enrolled in a Ph.D. program in reproductive endocrinology at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, and worked in the Eugene Talmadge Memorial Hospital as a medical technologist. It was during this time that she met Ingo and joined him in rural New Brunswick.

Ingo and Julie are members of the New Brunswick Crafts Council and the Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council.

Our work can be seen at the following galleries:

Gallery 78, Fredericton, New Brunswick

 

Glass Artisans, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
Serendipin' Art, St. Andrews, New Brunswick
Handworks, Saint John, New Brunswick