About the Artist

Martha Henry graduated in 1973 from Sheridan College School of Crafts and Design in Ontario, and in 1976 moved to western Canada to work in stained glass as an artist-in-residence for a sheet glass company. By 1979, Martha had set up her first hot glass studio in Calgary, Alberta, where she continues to work today.

In 2004, Martha began studying flameworking, creating glass beads which she incorporated into a line of jewelry.
Always pursuing craftsmanship and experimentation, Martha has sought the instruction from master glass artists such as Bandu Durham, Shane Fero and  Lucio Bubacco to further her flameworking skills.

Martha has been commissioned by Culinary Olympic Team Canada, ETS/ Concert Caravans for the world tours of the Rolling Stones and Garth Brooks, Princess Diana of Wales and Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth ll.

Her work is also found in the collections of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Seagrams collection, the Museum of Civilization , Alberta Foundation for the Arts and many private collections around the world.

In 2005 Martha received the Alberta Craft Council's Award of Excellence.