Nina "Sam" Hibler is a native Texan living in San Antonio. She is a full time artist
working in glass. Sam shares her love of fire and glass by teaching flameworking
at her studio in San Antonio Dream Fire Glass , Southwest School of Art  in San
Antonio and in venues across the United States.
Her education and experience is multifaceted. Sam majored in both art and biology
receiving a Bachelor of Science from Stephen F. Austin. When she is working Sam
draws on her knowledge as an artist, silver smith and scientist. Chemistry and
physics are very helpful when melting glass. Sam is inspired by the world around
her; the organic, vibrant, order or chaos in nature is distilled into her work.
Movement, color and depth are important elements in all of her work. Glass is the
perfect medium for Sam.
Flameworking glass allows her to incorporate intricate, fluid details into her work.
Working with glass she is able to capture movement and freeze it with the torch.

Professional Affiliations:
Member of the Society of Artisan Lampworkers in San Antonio (SALSA)Past
President
ISGB member and South Region Director-
ISGB District Director 2010-2012
San Antonio Glass Art Guild-member.

Juried Exhibitions:
2015 Hands of the Maker
2013 Texas Heat
2013 Geometric
2011 Convergence III Gaudi a collaborations with Peggy Potts
2011 Arts of Engagement Beyond a glass bead Pendant Show
2010  Convergence II Persephone's Lot. A collaborative piece with Liza Connell
2009 Perspectives: Traditions and Innovations in Glass Beads
An international juried exhibition of contemporary glass beads
2008 Currents: Merging Culture and Creativity Bead Show  
Bead Inspirations in
Alameda CA
2008 Out of the Box: Pushing the Boundaries of the Glass Bead traveling exhibit
2007 Metamorphosis: The Life Cycle of a Bead, bead and jewelry exhibition .
2007 ISGB Fire and Ice Bead Show,
The Bead Monkey , St. Paul Minnesota
2007Jewelry/Wearable Art/Glass,
Evoke Gallery ,St. Paul, Minnesota
2007 ConneXtions
2006 ISGB Bead Show, Asthetica Gallery  .Kansas City,Missouri

Juried Art Shows:
Splash Fesitivals;Actworth,Norcross,Dunwoody,Johns Creek Georgia 2014
Art 281 2013
Art 281 2012
ART 281 2010
ART 281 2009
Texas Fiber Art Exhibit 2010, Austin, Texas
Texas Country Reporter Festival 2009, Waxahachie, Texas
Texas Country Reporter Festival 2008, Waxahachie, Texas
Texas Country Reporter Festival 2007, Waxahachie, Texas

Publications
Metal Clay Artist annual mixed media issue 2013
Lammaga volume 21 2012
7th annual “Women in Glass” issue of Flow Magazine 2011.
The Crafts Report October 2011- cover and Freezing Perfection in Glass
Cover Gathering 2011 booklet
The Glass Bead Vol XVIII/ Issue 4/Fall 2011
Lammaga volume 14 2011
Glass Art Magazine July/August 2011  ISGB News Making a Difference to
Beadmakers Everywhere
Fall 2010 Profitable Glass Volume I3* No. 3 ISGB News Finding Inspiration
The Glass Bead Vol XVI/ Issue 4/ Fall 09
Scene in SA August 2009 : Artist of the Month
The Glass Bead  Vol XVI /issue 3 / Summer 09
The Beader's Handbook on Lampwork by Debby Gwaltney
2009 Wet Canvas Glass Artist Calendar
Fall 2008 Profitable Glass Volume II* No. 3 ISGB News Thinking Out of the Box
Out of the Box catalog 2008
2008 Wet Canvas Glass Artist Calendar
Metamorphosis catalog 2007
2nd annual “Women in Glass” issue of Flow Magazine 2006.

Teaching

Dream Fire Glass Studio- resident artist owner San Antonio TX
Adjunct Faculty Southwest School of Arts and Craft  San Antonio TX
North East ISD Adult education classes
Instructor 2017 ISGB Gathering
Glass Craft Expo 2015
Glass Craft Expo 2014
Glass Craft EXpo 2013
Presenter and Instructor 2012 ISGB Gathering
Glass Craft Expo 2012
Glass Craft Expo 2011
Principal Flameworking instructor Wired Designs Studio San Antonio TX, 2003
-2011
Visiting instructor Houston Center for Contemporary Craft Houston TX
Visiting instructor Wired Up Beads Grapevine TX
Visiting instructor McAllen Stain Glass McAllen TX
Visiting instructor Arrow Springs CA
Presenter Instructor seminar 2010 ISGB Gathering
Biography
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