Crucible glass artist Tara Murray wins 2nd place
in Female Flame-Off competition

The 3rd Annual Female Flame-Off was recently held in Berkeley, where competitors from throughout the U.S. participated in the three-day event, competing in three different categories: Functional, Wearables, and Mystery Box. Tara selected Mystery Box, in which a random theme was chosen out of a box. The theme was punk rock, and her winning entry was a set of four small sculptures: an anarchy symbol behind three hands giving a universally understood gesture. An auction was held to sell the pieces, with proceeds going to the New Afghanistan Women Association (NAWA).

Tara teaches adult and youth classes in glass flameworking, and also donates her time to our youth and community outreach programs, giving demonstrations and leading workshops. Much of Tara’s work is focused on creating sculpture and jewelry with a sense of narration and realism, reflecting and re-imagining the natural world within the glass.

To see examples and learn more about Tara’s work, visit