Ione Thorkelsson is one of Canada's recognized glass artists. Winner of the 2010 Governor General Saidye Bronfman Award, Ione has spent a lifetime exploring glass sculpture. After twenty years of making vivid blown glass pieces, Thorkelsson turned to master kiln cast glass.
Largely self-taught and operating a one-woman studio for nearly forty years in relative isolation has forced her to be technically innovative. As a consequence, she has acquired through time a formidable knowledge of all aspects of glass art. Her works have been exhibited across North America, Europe and Asia.