Artist Yaffa Sikorsky-Todd (1951– ) began her career in ceramics, earning a BFA from the Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts) and working as a studio potter before studying glass as a graduate student at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the mid-1970s. Sikorsky-Todd began instructing at Penland in the summer of 1978, becoming the second woman ever to teach glass there. She and her husband, glass artist Jeffrey Todd, work collaboratively from their studio in Burnsville, North Carolina.
Yaffa Sikorsky-Todd discusses being the second woman to teach glass at Penland.0:32 Transcript
Yaffa Sikorsky-Todd talks with Barb Elam about women in the glass profession.0:40 Transcript
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