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 Laurel Marie Hagner was the owner and artist behind Glassometry Studios, now Laughing Tara Living Arts.  Having received her BFA cum laude from Northern Kentucky University in 2000, she spent a great deal of time honing her diverse craft of metal and glass working skills via numerous jobs, extra curricular classes, travel, and a tremendous amount of personal artwork production.

Laurel’s mission as an artist is to continuously evolve not only as a craftsperson, but also as one who is sharing ideas and opportunities of expression with the community. Her work can be found nationally, spanning public and private sectors. It is her interest that Glassometry Studios play a holistic role in providing artwork, events, and exposure in general to a multitude of creative endeavors.

Over the years, Laurel has studied at numerous institutions around the country as well as in Italy. She also spent time as the manager of the Special Projects Department at Savoy Studios, one of the world’s largest art glass firms. Another two years she spent as the Art Glass Coordinator for Chemeketa Community College. In the midst of these jobs she continued to pursue creating public art, commissions, and teaching appointments around the country.

After a great deal of commitment to other studios or schools she decided to take all of her experience and passion and focus it into her own entity which is now Glassometry Studios. Read more about the studio on our studio page.

Laurel’s Artist Statement

My satisfaction in creating art comes from giving sculptural life to an idea that embraces beauty, strength, grace, and/or liberation.    I am drawn to the challenges of dynamic scale and intricate design.   The viewer may find beauty, intrigue, and at times an educational/historical statement.  Sometimes I choose to explore where we are from, and where we are going as intellectual, emotional, and spiritual beings.  Other times my artwork serves to create a welcoming and compelling atmosphere in homes as well as in the public.  In a world where our daily lives are filled with repetition of form, environment, and tasks, I hope to give viewers breathing room to feel, think, and embrace the beauty and meaning in life as well as in my work.

Laurel’s Resume


Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY.  B.F.A. in Sculpture, 2000, grad. Cum Laude.

Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA.  Jeffrey Sarmiento “Graphic Collisions Workshop”  2013

Louisville Glassworks, Louisville, KY. Scott Chaseling and Karen Willenbrink, Summer 2003.

Penland School of Crafts, Sprucepine, NC.  Furnace Building with C. Correll, 2001.

Centro Studio Vetro, Venice, Italy.  Pate de Verre – Kimiake and Shin-ichi Higuchi, 2001.

Penland School of Crafts,  Sprucepine, NC, Architectural Glass – P. Marioni / A. Troutner -2000.

Cooperative Center for Study Abroad, Photography in Australia, Prof. M. Gootee, Dec 1999.

Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington, Michael Taylor, Summer 1999.

Art Academy of Cincinnati, Hot Glass, 1998-2003; Teaching Assistant,  1999-2002.



Glassometry Studios, Hood River, OR, Owner/Artist/Teacher.  2000 – present.

Lotus Landworks LLC, Designer and General Contractor for 8800 sq studio construction, Oct 2009-Oct 2010.

Glassometry Studios Commissions:

Radcliffe, Custom Cast glass, hot sculpted glass, steel, copper sculpture. 2012.

Womble Carlyle Sandridge and Rice LLp, Washington, DC. Custom glass wall sculpture. 2012

Multitude of small and large residential architectural glass and metal commissions through out N. America. (2000 present.)

Smart Transit, Wilsonville, OR.  Two Custom glass and steel bus awnings.  2010

Kiewit Bridge and Marine, Van Couver, Washington.  Glass and steel suspension bridge sculpture. 2010

Peppermill Casino, Reno NV.  30 pieces of custom architectural glass, 2008.

Nikon, via Chevalier Advertising, Lake Oswego, OR.  350 glass displays for new product, 2007-08.

Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR, Art Glass Wall Sculpture, Building 48, 2007.

Barclay’s Gardens. Milwaulkie, OR. Suspended outdoor glass sculpture and “New Age” purchase 2007.

Black Horse Saloon, Bend, OR, purchase of 1999 work, 20th century American Goddess, 2007.

Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, Washington.  Zoomazium .  2005-06.

City of Wilsonville, OR, purchased “Flight of the Moon” sculpture.

Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon, Art Glass Coordinator. Feb 2006-Jan 2008.

Savoy Studios in Portland, Oregon.  Head of Special Projects Dept., Sept 2003 – Sept 2005.


Gallery Representation: 

Visions Fine Art Gallery, Sedona, AZ

Riversea Gallery, Astoria, Oregon

DonTerra Gallery, Sisters, Oregon.

Lori Salisbury Gallery, Sisters, Oregon.

Primal Elements Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR.

Columbia Center for the Arts.  Hood River, OR 

Malton Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Glassworks Gallery, Louisville, KY.

Fireborne Glassworks, SW Portland, Oregon

Tobin-Hewett Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, 2005-2007

Camas Artist’s Gallery, Bush Barn Arts Center, Salem, OR 2007-present.


Teaching and Visiting Artist Appointments:

Art Academy of Cincinnati Community Education: Adv. Glass Blowing Instructor, 2003.

Louisville Glassworks,  Louisville, KY.  July 5 – 15, 2003. Visiting Artist/Glass Blowing Class.

Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT.  July 17-20, 2003.  Pate de Verre Workshop.

Glass Axis, Columbus, Ohio.  July 28 – Aug. 1, 2003. Visiting Artist/Pate de Verre Class.

Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, OR. 3/5/04, 6/6-7/04, 10/20/04, 6/28/05, Visiting Artist .

Oregon Society of Artists, Portland, OR. February 17, 2005.  Lecture entitled “To be a Sculptor”.

Maude Kern Arts Center, Eugene, OR. Artist Lecture Series, “Made for Interiors Exhibition” June 2005.

Art Academy of Cincinnati, Ohio. March 12 – 18, 2005. Visiting Artist.           

Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, Washington Spring 2006, Sculptural Slumping Workshop.

Pacific Northwest College of Art,  Portland, OR.Sculpture Faculty, Summer 2006 – present.

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. Visiting Artist, April 2007, Pate de Verre.

Chemeketa Community College , Salem, OR.  Adjunct Instructor, Nov 2006 – present.


Professional Skills and Facility

Project Coordination: 1st hand experience in design, rendering, proposal, fabrication and installation.  Utilizes up to date technology such as water-jet programming and cutting, tempering, and safety lamination for necessary projects.

Glass: 3 kilns in house, 2 coffin and 1; 14ft by 8ft by 2ft kiln for large scale forming.  Cold-working capacity for small to large jobs.  Kiln forming including pate de verre, slumping, texturing, fusing, casting with plate and art glasses.  State of the art 400 lb hot glass furnace, 2 glory holes, bit ovens and other equipment for off-hand  glass blowing, mold blowing, and sculpting.

Mold and Model Making: Experience with wax, clay, plaster, silica, investments, ceramic shell, zircar mold mix 6, Gerry’s mold mix, Ransom and Randolph,  graphite,  poly-urethane, and rubber.

Metal: Fabrication studio including cranes and heavy duty welding equipment for large-scale fabrication.  Fabrication including forging, welding, plasma, torch, etc.  Bronze casting including ceramic shell investment, pouring, and chasing.

Computer: web design using Corel Draw 11, Adobe Go Live, Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator,etc.


Projects produced while Head of Special Projects

2003 – 2005  (most significant)

1.  Killough Cast Glass Shower Wall and cast rope trim.

2.  Killough dome window glass (slumped 1/2” opti-white glass)

3.  Moody Gardens Convention Center,  glass ceiling sculptures (fused glass birds) and wall hangings.

4.  Craig Stein residence, textured glass windows and railings.

5.  Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada.  Fused pearl tiles.

6.  Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.  10,000 fused dichroic tiles for presidential suites.

7.  Emeril ‘s Fish House, Las Vegas, Nevada.  Fused/textured/slumped chandelier and sconces.

8.  Emeril’s Las Vegas, fused/textured  3/4” glass countertops for hostess and decanter stations.

9.  Killough large outdoor light sconces and window, fused/textured/slumped glass.

10. Wynn Resorts, Las Vegas, Nevada.  Ice Glass Mirrors.  Fused/slumped  tempered glass.

11.  Bellagio Presidential Suite, 1 1/2” x 52 sq. ft cast glass counter and 136 sq. ft art glass wall.

12.  Dichroic Tiles for the International Resorts Casino, Atlanta, New Jersey.


Juried  and Solo Exhibitions

2013  “Woven Light”.  Solo show at River Sea Gallery, Astoria OR.  June-July.

Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts.  Lake Oswego, OR. June 21-23.

2011  “Prima Vera” Spring Group Show, Columbia Center for the Arts. April-May

Group Show at the Camas Gallery, Salem OR. June-July.

2008  “Lake Oswego Gallery without Walls”, Lake Oswego, OR 2008-2010.

“Keizer Public Art Walk”, Keizer, OR. 2008-09.

“Wilsonville Citizens for Public Art” Exhibition, Wilsonville, OR 2008-09.

2007 “Wilsonville Public Art Exhibition”  Wilsonville, Oregon.  2007-2008.

2006“Oregon Sculpture Exhibition” Grants Pass Museum of Art, Grants Pass, Oregon, April 2006. “Loveland Sculpture Invitational”, Loveland, Colorado, Aug 10 – 13, 2006.           

2005 “Lake Oswego Public Sculpture Invitational”, Lake Oswego, Oregon, 2005-2006.

“Wilsonville Public Art Exhibition”  Wilsonville, Oregon.  2005-2006.

“Oregon Made For Interiors”, Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, Oregon, June – July 2005

“Lake Oswego Chronicle Show”, Lake Oswego, Oregon.  June 24 -26, 2005.“2005 Sculpture

“Puyallup’s Downtown Gallery”, Puyallup, Washington, public sculpture exhibit, 2005-2006.

“Oregon Sculpture Exhibition” Grants Pass Museum of Art, Grants Pass, Oregon, April 2005.

2004 “Wilsonville Citizens for Public Art” Exhibition 2004,  Wilsonville, Oregon. 2004-2005.

2003 “International Emerging Artists”, Tobin-Hewett Gallery, Louisville, KY. June-July.

“Massive Luminosity”, SS Nova, Cincinnati, Ohio. June.

2002 “Spring Salon 2002”, Limner Gallery, New York, NY. March.

“Clearly Kentucky, Studio Glass Artists”, Curated by Marta Hewett, The Carnegie Arts Center, Cov, KY.

2001  National Society of Arts and Letter, “Small Sculpture Show”,  Lexington, KY.

2000 “Women Force of the Millennium”, Lexington Living Arts and Science Center, Lex, KY.

1999 Visions V” National Competition, Cathedral Basilica, Covington, KY.



2005 2nd Place Award, “Oregon Sculpture Exhibition” Grants Pass Museum, OR.

Honorable Mention, “Lake Oswego Chronicle Show”, Lake Oswego, OR.

2001 National Society of Arts and Letters, 2nd Place in “Small Sculpture Show”.

2000 Art Institute Scholarship.

Three Arts Scholarship Fund Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio, Grant.

1999 Northern Kentucky University Art Department Scholarship, “Best of 3-D”.








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