After graduating from Nursing School in 1979, Kathleen Little, a Los Angeles native, began her long romance with the human body in the frantic-energy of the ER. Still licensed, her love of open heart and anatomy
translate well into the sumptuous four-chamber cast-glass hearts and breathtaking stained-glassed bodies in motion of her present craft.
Kathleen saw ‘the light’ early on; forced through Catholic school, her respite was the magnificent stained-glass church windows. Self-taught, and always looking to sharpen her skills, she took up residence at the newly opened d’Art Center, an innovative public-artist community in Norfolk, Virginia from 1986 to 1992. She recreated her corner studio in ‘the window of the light’ from her youth for the busy cross street outside.
Continuing to keep abreast of the every-changing glass movement, over the next fifteen years Kathleen fine-tuned her craft through a multitude of courses at The Corning Museum of Glass and The Penland School of Crafts. Raising two girls, Jacqueline and Jessica, and working full-time at as a nurse to support them, Kathleen cherished her few free moments where she could devote her energy to glass.
In 2009, after graduating her last daughter from college, Kathleen was able to fully devote herself to her glass. She became a board member of the Suffolk Cultural Arts Center, and re-emerged in 2010 with ‘heART Throb: The Passion of Life,’ an exhibit featuring ten local and regional artists sharing their visions and interpretations of the heart and its beauty.
Up until 2017 Kathleen operated an independent studio in Suffolk, Virginia while also working as an instructor at the Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio in Norfolk, Virginia. This unique opportunity at the Chrysler enabled her to share glass with visiting communities across the country. After spending over thirty years living and working in Suffolk, Virginia Kathleen now lives in Monterey, California with her husband Bill, and two Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Lucy and Frida. Here she creates one of a kind works of art glass utilizing various processes.
Ms. Little continues to keep abreast of the ever changing glass movement and is eager to learn and share her gifts with others.