mariel waddell hunter

award winning glass sculptor

Mariel Waddell Hunter is an award-winning glass sculptor. She graduated from Hot Glass Forming at Sheridan College School of Craft and Design. In 2005 she received the Betty Kantor Award and the Summer Residency Scholarship from the Harbourfront Center in Toronto. In 2006 she received the Don Lee Award and an Honorable Mention for the 2006 Sheridan Graduate Show.


Mariel was born in Trinidad and has lived in other tropical countries such as Barbados and Costa Rica. The experience of living in these countries has become the foundation of her inspiration. Using molten hot glass bits Mariel sculpts and captures pieces of the oceans reefs and currents onto her vessels. Currently Mariel is co-owner and glassblower at the Kingston Glass Studio and Gallery in Kingston, Ontario. Mariel’s work can be found in galleries, public collections, private collections and museums, across North America and other parts of the world.



“As I look through glass, I see things differently – the different shapes, colours and light that travel through the glass tell me a story – one that brings me peace and shows me the beauty in life.  Thank you Mariel for doing this so well.”

Phil Emond, Gallerist

glass sculptures available