Charlynne Lafontaine has been working with glass since 1990 and began her pursuit of glassblowing at Sheridan College in 1993 studying under Dan Crichton and Kevin Lockau. She was introduced to flameworking in 2003 and has taken classes with Emilio Santini and Alex Hamilton. Since 2007 Lafontaine works and teaches out of f. studio creating sculpture and jewellery of coloured and textured flameworked glass. Her work has been featured in the arts publication Art & Science Journal and exhibited in stores and galleries around Ottawa. In 2012, working with Ryan Lotecki, Lafontaine completed a public art commission for the City of Ottawa. She has recently spearheaded the establishment of a multi-disciplinary artists’ collective and gallery, Loretta Studios and Gallery, in Hintonburg. Inspired by the seductive nature of glass and how it reacts to light, whether it be reflected or transmitted propels Lafontaine to continue creating and experimenting.