Leah Kudel is a multi-disciplinary artist and designer with a studio practice based in glass. Achieving a Bachelor of Art Education, University of Alberta (2007) and a Bachelor of Fine Art in Glass, Alberta College of Art and Design (2015), Leah has now worked as an artist in various studios across the USA, New Zealand, Czech Republic, Indonesia, Denmark, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Croatia and Fiji. She is currently based in Edmonton, Alberta, where she is the owner and lead glassblower at Suspended Studio.
Recognition of Leah’s dedication and passion for glass art is acknowledged by being the recipient of multiple project grants and scholarships, and most notably a Special Jury Commendation at the Venice Glass Week for her work with the Autonoma Group in Murano, Italy. Her work has also been featured on Season 1 of Netflix’s Television show ‘Blown Away’, and the ‘New Additions’ exhibition at the Glasmuseet Ebeltoft in Denmark. Leah’s creations have been included in exhibits in Canada, the USA, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Italy.