Deborah Goldhaft's background in Anthropology, experience in the glass art world, and owning and operating her business, give her excellent design and management capability.  Deborah quickly fits into her work environments with good humor.  She creates strategies, has overview insights and can manage a team.  Deborah is able to adapt to any job parameters and excels at creating win-win results.  Her special skill set is out of the box thinking and the ability to entertain an overview of extended time-frame ramifications for sustainability.  These skills, combined with great service, drive referral business. Fire & Ice Studio works with both private and commercial clientele and is available for consultation and design.

Special Skills/Education:

Energy Footprint and Recycling in modern Studio Glass

Sustainable Building, Off the Grid and subsistence farming lifestyles

Bioregional, Green, and Sustainable City issues

2007: Center For Women in Enterprise, Providence, RI: Quickbooks Intro., Power Up!

2000-2001 : New Horizons Computer Learning Center, Bellevue, Seattle, WA: Microsoft Office / MS FrontPage / Macromedia Flash/Dreamweaver / Adobe Photoshop /Illustrator / HTML / Certification Programs

1987-2000: Tai Chi Chuan, Andrew Dale, Harrison Moretz, Master Gao Fu, Seattle, WA
Michael Gilman, Port Townsend, WA

1992-1999: Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA: Painting on Glass / Welding 1 /Surface Embellishment [metal] / Plaster Mold making/ Lighting Design / Intro. To Fused Glass / Marketing and Selling Your Work / Beginning Lampworking /Hot Glass Casting / Beginning Woodcut and Linocut / Photographing your Work

1981-1983 : Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA: Hot Glass Blowing / Neon / Sandblasting

1982 : Sound Board Engineering Class, Thunder Oak Studio, Bothell, WA

1981 : Hot Glass apprenticeship, Adelaide, South Australia

1976 : Bachelor of Arts Degree, Cultural Anthropology, University of Minnesota


2010 : Residential Design and Construction, Boston Seaport Trade Center

2009 : L'Attitude Gallery, Boston, MA

2007- present: Open Studios Pawtucket, Pawtucket Open Studios First Annual Professional Arts Studio Event
POS Pawtucket Arts Festival Open Studios Tour

2006: Boston Home Show, Build Boston Residential Design Show, Boston, MA,
Providence Fine Furnishings Show, Providence, RI
“Light” Imago Gallery, Juried exhibition, Warren, RI, Breslin Fine Arts Gallery, East Greenwhich, RI
Pawtucket Open Studios, Pawtucket Arts Festival, Winter Holiday Sale, Pawtucket, RI

2005- present: Providence Fine Furnishings Show, Providence, RI

2003 : "Illuminations Show" International Glass Art Society, Seattle, WA

2000 : Peck and MacDonald “Art Furnishings Show”, Santa Monica, CA

1999 : “Northwest Women in Glass” Exhibition, Tacoma, WA 

1998 : Lighting and Sculpture, Pratt and Seattle COCA, Seattle, WA

1997 : Blue Heron Center for the Arts, Vashon, WA-Island Glass Artists Invitational

1996 : GAS Conference-juried show, Cambridge Artists Co-Operative, Cambridge, Mass.

1995 : “Visions, Myth and Magic VII”, Kirsten Gallery, Seattle, WA
Blue Heron Center for the Arts, Vashon, WA-group invitational

1994 : Continuous Spectrum-Mother's United for Self Expression, Tacoma, WA

1993 : “Expression of Instinct” Women in Art-Seattle, WA

1992-1995 : Souvenirs of the Soul Gallery-various group shows

1983 : Central Washington University-group glass show

1982 : Solo Etched Glass Show, Warren, Ohio


Consulting: glass design, interior and exterior, sandblast set up and technique

2008 : Concept/Consultant "Experiencing the War in Iraq" Multimedia Art Exhibition, Providence and Pawtucket, RI, Fall River MA

2008 : Taught Basic Sandblast Techniques, The Steelyard, Providence, RI

2005-ongoing : Fire & Ice Studio, Pawtucket, RI, Architectural Art Glass, Fine Art, Functional Art

1999 : Developed Concept and Organizer and Participant “Northwest Women in Glass” show, Tacoma, WA

1991 : Owner, Fire & Ice Glass Studio, Architectural Glass, Sculpture, Functional Art, Giftware

1983-1985 : Partner of Hot Glass Studio, Marioni, McLain, Pariott, Eckstrand, Goldhaft

1982-1983 : Production Glassblowing, The Glass Eye, Seattle, WA

1981 : Hot Glass Studio-internship, Adelaide, Australia

Publications and Awards:

2011: Southern New England Living, Made in Southern New England feature

          Providence Journal  Décor/Artisan feature

2010 : "Perspectives in Design, New England" Panache Publications, "Best of American Glass Artists" "Best of Artists Collectors Edition, online" Kennedy Publications

2009 : "Best in Show" Accessory - Body of Work, Providence Fine Furnishings

2009 : New England Cable Network, Green Home Segment

2008 : Film, "Pawtucket Rising" directed by Jason Caminiti

2007 : Providence Journal, Providence, RI, Lifestyle section feature article for Providence Fine Furnishings Show

2006: Providence Journal, Providence, RI, Lifestyle section feature article, Pawtucket Open Studios
Pawtucket Times, Pawtucket, RI, Interview

2005 : Pawtucket Times, Pawtucket, RI, studio article

2002 : “Island View”, Vashon Island, WA

2000 : “L.A. Times”, Furnishings Show article

1999 : “Tacoma Tribune”, NW Women in Glass article

1998 : “Etched Glass, Techniques & Designs”, Norm and Ruth Dobbins, Hand Books Press

1995 : “Beachcomber Press”, studio article