One of the inaugural students in the first Hilltop Artists classes, Paris has gone on to pursue a career as a glass artist. After graduating high school, she studied glass in college and under the tutelage of other glass artists. Paris even has glass color named after her, Paris Green. Hilltop Artists staff recently caught up with Paris while she was taking a class with Martin Janecky at the Corning Museum of Glass in New York. “On a Hilltop Artists field trip to Pilchuck,” said Paris, “I got to see Dale Chihuly and Pino Signoretto at work- it helped me get inspired to completely immerse myself in hot glass. In 2009, I finally got to study with Pino. Hugely inspiring.” For the past 20 years, Paris has also held onto and cherished a newspaper photograph of herself working with Dale Chihuly at Hilltop Artists. Paris is currently building a hot shop in Joshua Tree, California.