Caroline Ouellette has been a glassmaker since 1996. In 2004, she cofounded Welmo Glass Studio located in Sainte-Julie. For many years, she made pieces for crafts shops and glass galleries. Her work is featured in many private and public collections, including Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec. She completed her PhD in Philosophy, specializing in Art Glass, in Adelaide, South Australia.
“I spent four years in Adelaide, South Australia and graduated with my PhD in 2014. My doctorate research in Philosophy, specializing in Art Glass, was a very rewarding experience, on both personal and professional level, especially with regard to my work. My thesis entitled: “In Vitro: Investigating Time Through the Perception of the Invisible” enabled me to expand my sculptural research while positioning it within the current artistic context. My work has been greatly influenced by my experience in Australia, and has since been simplified, reflecting the Australian landscape.”
“Seeing art can cause a somatic shock wave like the one we got as a child when… after hearing its bell, we ran towards the ice cream truck only to realize that it was a knife-sharpening truck.”
Caroline Ouellette has been a glassmaker for almost 20 years. Her work features elements from several glass techniques including glass blowing, flame working, kiln casting, and forming.
On one hand, glass is fragile, and, on the other hand, it is resistant. Caroline Ouellette’s work transposes this contradiction with metaphorical resonance.