Carissa Baktay is a sculptor from Calgary, Alberta, currently working between Canada and Iceland. Working with glass since 2008, Carissa earned a BFA in Glass from the Alberta College of Art & Design, studied at The Rhode Island School of Design and received her Master in Glass Art and Science from VICARTE Research Unit in Portugal. She has participated in Snow and Ice sculpting residencies in Norway, was accepted to the 2011/2012 Living Arts Center Fellowship in Glass, and has attended multiple residencies in Iceland, Finland and Norway. Most recently she has been recognized through awards and scholarships from The Alberta Foundation for the Arts and The Canada Council for the Arts.
sweetC design was established in 2012 as an alternate practice to my conceptual body of work, catering to my personal need to create beautifully designed and easily accessible glass objects.