The basis of my work started with an interest in the seventies. I was drawn to the colors, patterns, and furniture from this era. As my worked progressed, my focus shifted to an interest in wall paper and fabric designs from this and other eras. The designs that grabbed my attention the most were interlocking geometric and floral patterns. I try to reproduce these patterns or develop my own out of the research that I've done and then apply them to my glass. Even though the seventies isn't the primary focus of my research anymore, I believe that it still influences my choices in color and the patterns that I use.
Carrie Grula grew up outside of Philadelphia and started blowing glass at Bucks County Community College. She continued her glass education at Rochester Institute of Technology and graduated with a BFA in glass from Alfred University in 2007. Since graduation, Carrie has relocated to Seattle where she continues to work with glass and create her own art work.