Lorraine Austin
Headshot of Lorraine Austin

Snake Oil Glassworks began in 1998 when the furnace was lit for the first time in a small space in the basement of a garage in Skaneateles, NY.
It has since expanded to a new building that includes hot and cold working shops. Lorraine describes herself as the head glassblower, equipment builder, maintenance supervisor, and janitor. In addition to designing decorative and functional pieces, working with architects on commission works, Lorraine is also the glass blower for the NY Renaissance Faire in Tuxedo Park, NY.

Lorraine Austin
Snake Oil Glassworks
Rochester Institute of Technology
College of Art and Design
Glass, MFA 1996