Zimmerman Art Glass has been a staple of Corydon, Indiana since 1942. For Kerry Zimmerman, a fourth-generation glass artist, his family’s shop is a place where the community can gather. “It’s a real family-oriented place,” he says. He demonstrates his craft to community members and school children from around the state. Kerry believes that his job is about more than just creating beautiful art pieces–he also wants to help educate people by making each piece, and experience, personal.
“How the colors go in there, how the design goes in there… Stephanie's got an advantage to just see it in a totally different light. I think that's pretty cool.” - Kerry Zimmerman
During her apprenticeship, Stephanie Zimmerman is learning the art of glasswork as well as how the shop operates. She hopes to one day carry on the legacy of her family’s business. Kerry admires his daughter-in-law’s unique approach to the craft. For Stephanie, the process is all about thinking three steps ahead, visualizing outcomes, and building her knowledge with each piece.