Mariel Bass studied fine art and glass at Massachusetts College of Art, where she first discovered the art of glass blowing and earned a bachelor of fine art degree in 2005. She has attended workshops at well known craft schools throughout the U.S., such as Pilchuck in Washington, Haystack School of Crafts in Maine, and Corning Glass in New York. She worked for several glass studios in the New England area before relocating to St. John, USVI in 2008 where she ran a recycled hot glass studio for five years. In 2013 Mariel moved to St. Petersburg, FL to take a job as a gaffer and studio manager for Duncan McClellan. Mariel has had the pleasure of working with many renown glass masters since moving to St. Petersburg, where she continues to create small and large scale works of art in glass for both public and private commission, as well as her own line of one of a kind glass sculpture.