Between the two, Ed and Martha Biggar have over 40 years of experience with glass. They consider themselves a team – teaching, working, farming, and living in southwest Virginia.
Ed combined glass with metal sculpture in the mid 1970s and currently creates internationally-known, mixed-media sculptures featuring elements of glass and light, including neon. Martha took a BFA in design in the early 1980s, has worked with jewelry since the early 1990s, and metal clay since 2000. Both teach at their studio, The Art Works Studio, in Chilhowie, Virginia, and other venues, including the Jacksonville Center, Floyd, Virginia; Corning Studio, Corning, New York; and at Urban Glass, New York.
One of Martha’s metal sculptures, a silver mask, was selected for exhibition with the New River Show at Virginia Tech in 2007. Her work is also featured in Holly Gage’s Metal Clay Calendar 2009.
Besides making time for their own artwork, the couple maintains a beef cowherd on their farm in Draper, Virginia, along with horses, donkeys, and a riding mule.