Molly Barnes


 Altitude Gallery proudly represents the late Molly Barnes from Milwaukie, Oregon.
Read on to learn about the artist's inspiration and artistic journey.


Artist Bio

Molly Barnes created ephemeral hand blown glass bowls and vases that showcased her talent in the medium of blown glass. Her pieces are reminiscent of the Arts and Crafts Movement, yet modern and quietly bold. Although abstract in design, the patterns in each piece are beautifully evocative of nature’s splendor. Whether used to display a bouquet of flowers or to simply be admired in the light, Molly’s pieces fit their setting – whether it is a Craftsman bungalow home, a modern loft or a corporate setting. Molly was a native of Portland, Oregon and started blowing glass in 1995. Molly learned to blow glass in a small, open to the public studio in Troutdale, Oregon. She also worked at Bullseye Glass and Uroboros Glass in Portland for several years. After assisting many local glass blowers, including John and Heather Fields, Molly built her own studio in 1999.

In Memoriam

It is with love and sadness that we share the news of Molly Barnes' passing in June 2023. We first met Molly in 2003 at an art fair and became fast friends. We've represented her since we opened in 2005 and have sold thousands of one-of-a-kind pieces of her incredible work. She was a joyful soul with a contagious laugh and we will miss meeting up with her to transport her beautiful blown glass to our gallery in downtown Bozeman.

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