Daniela
Cárdenas-Riumalló

Major: Painting and drawing, minor in Spanish
Year: Fifth-year BFA student
Job Title: Glass Studio Supervisor
Hometown: Eugene, Oregon, by way of Chile
Fun Fact: Third-generation artist

 

 

 

Daniela Cárdenas-Riumalló

Major: Painting and drawing, minor in Spanish
Year: Fifth-year BFA student
Job Title: Glass Studio Supervisor
Hometown: Eugene, Oregon, by way of Chile
Fun Fact:: Third-generation artist

 

 

 

Daniela Cárdenas-Riumalló

Major: Painting and drawing, minor in Spanish
Year: Fifth-year BFA student
Job Title: Glass Studio Supervisor
Hometown: Eugene, Oregon, by way of Chile
Fun Fact:: Third-generation artist

 

 

Daniela Cárdenas-Riumalló manipulating glass with a torch

Daniela Cárdenas-Riumalló manipulating glass with a torch

Daniela Cárdenas-Riumalló manipulating glass with a torch

Daniela Cárdenas-Riumalló lighting a flame

Daniela Cárdenas-Riumalló manipulating glass with a torch


Building New Dimensions

“Glass is just another medium in my vocabulary. [In school] I do art, but it’s mostly 2-D. Three-D, like in glass, gives me a nice break, but it’s still within my language. Anything you see in 2-D, you can transform into a 3-D object. You just need to know how, and that’s what I’m learning still!”

Craft Center


Favorite Shapes to Make

 

Flower
Pony
Float

The Art of Teamwork

“In glassblowing, you really have to work together. If your teammate is blowing too light, the glass won’t expand where you want it. So you need to be giving constant feedback. You have to be vocal with what you need. It makes you practice communicating.”



Teacher and Student

“I want to be a teacher, so this job was a real opportunity for me. I got to learn how a studio works. I got to learn to instruct. I got to learn to make a curriculum for a class. Everything I’ve learned in the Craft Center can be applied to other jobs. Because I’m an artist, I wanted my résumé to reflect what I want to do, so it was very important to me to get this job.”


See Daniela’s Thesis Project

Daniela’s senior thesis “Interno” is on view in the EMU’s Adell McMillan Gallery through January.
 

Daniela Cárdenas-Riumalló's artwork from her senior thesis hanging in the Adell McMillan Gallery

Daniela Cárdenas-Riumalló's artwork from her senior thesis hanging in the Adell McMillan Gallery


Where Else But the UO?

“I visited another university and I saw their craft center, but they didn’t have glassblowing. So that right there is amazing to have. UO students voted for that space because they wanted that craft to be accessible. That’s a unique privilege to have.”


Building a Future

“It’s a great opportunity to work in a university setting. They’re very understanding of the position of a student—it’s school first, then work. You get to have a connection not just with your professors within your major, but with someone that has seen you work and evolve. It’s affected my future in such a positive way.”


Blown glass in a furnace

Daniela Cárdenas-Riumalló working in the Hot Shop

Daniela Cárdenas-Riumalló manipulating blown glass

Daniela Cárdenas-Riumalló chatting in the Hot Shop

Heated glass