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Caitlin Ezell Waugh is a sculptor, preserver, historical restoration artist based  in New Orleans. Her work is ceremonial and serves to listen and to tell stories. Through treatment of metal, glass, light, plant material and found objects she explores decay, vulnerability, growth and time. 

Waugh has recently focused on sculptural mirror forms and the development of a technique she calls ‘enverre’ to kiln- fuse plants between glass, fossilizing them in time. She uses enverre to document her ongoing research of abortifacients and to create architectural and ceremonial forms using plants that hold specific meaning for people.

Waugh earned her BA from Hampshire College using sculpture and literary journalism to document her field research on healthcare accessibility in Venezuela in 2004-2005. After an apprenticeship with a master glazier Waugh began her one woman sculpture and glass restoration business, Paraph, in 2006. In her craft and as an instructor she strives to rejuvenate the art of stained glass through inventive use of traditional techniques.

Waugh has shown in many group gallery shows, collaborated in immersive art ‘events’ and created hundreds of works for private collections. As curator and a primary resident artist she co-created the art space Potence Collective in 2017.




Present, since 2006      Established Paraph Studio LLC., a one woman business that offers:

- custom sculpture, furniture, architectural glass, interior design 

- botanical preservation, preservation of  memory and artifact, custom talisman 

- retail lines (primarily stained glass, kiln formed glass, collage, mirror work) sold in several 

   galleries and art markets 

- curation of spaces and ceremony

- stained glass window, door and lamp restoration

- subcontracted window glazing for historical and new construction

2017-2020          Co-founder and owner, curator, Potence Collective Art Gallery, 5700 Magazine st. 

             New Orleans, LA (an artist-run coopertive gallery)

2018        Instructor, inventive kiln technique course, YAYA Inc., New Orleans, LA

2013—16    Instructor, stained glass technique courses for adults, Glassworks, New Orleans, LA

2011—13    Writer, researcher, evaluator, Torres Consulting Group, New Orleans, LA (Evaluator of non profit and 

educational entities, with lots of conference and training, experience working with stakeholders)

2010—12    Instructor, stained glass technique classes at Greenproject, New Orleans, LA 

2006—07    Instructor, Jan-term stained glass intensive courses at Hampshire College Amherst, MA

2006—07    Glazier/ Studio and Field assistant, Luminosity Studio Waitsfield,  VT 



2018        Pilchuck Glass School, Anne Petters, with a focus on mold techniques, hot glass/ pate de verre and kiln 

 shaping, Stanwood, WA

2013        Pilchuck Glass School, Wonjoo Park, inventive kiln glass techniques, Stanwood, WA

2009—2011            Apprenticeship in wheel and slab clay and kiln techniques, DKClay, New Orleans, LA

                                    (independent work in clay at this studio through 2017)

2006        Traditional glazier/ stained glass apprenticeship, Luminosity Studio Waitsfield,  VT 

2001—05     BA, Sculpture/Literary Journalism, Spanish minor, Hampshire College, Amherst MA

2004           Woodcarving mentorship with Abel Barroso, Havana, Cuba



2021        Behind Every Beautiful Thing: Encountering Bodies, Wrestling the Human Condition”, group show,   

                                   Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA

2020/2021    ‘Pandemic Collage’ & ‘In Relation’, two series bodies of work shown at both Cherry and Old Road coffee shops in New Orleans while galleries were closed during the pandemic

2020        ‘Fluid’, permanent installation, Music Box, New Orleans, LA

        Femme Fest WCALA, group show, New Orleans, LA

2019        “300 More”, group show, Old #77 Hotel, New Orleans, LA

2018        “Masterpeace”, group show, Whereyart gallery, New Orleans, LA

2017        Curator, “Agitprop: A Poster Show”, 5700 Magazine st gallery, New Orleans, LA

        Curator, “Self Love is Revolutionary”, 5700 Magazine st gallery, New Orleans, LA

         Curator, “Vessels of Resistance”, 5700 Magazine st gallery, New Orleans, LA

2011—16                 Dozens of installations, ceremonies, performances, event hosting with New Orleans Society of Fly 

Ladies, particularly on St. Claude 2nd Saturdays at Dancing Grounds (original and current site)

2014                       “Terratour”, Prospect 3+ collaborative interactive public art installation, St. Claude Ave, New 

Orleans LA

        ‘Park(ing) Day’ interactive, collaborative shorterm public art installation, Julia Street, New 

Orleans, LA

2016        “Enverre” HBHC, New Orleans, LA

2015              “Crossroads”, cocreated with Jeremy Paten Whereyart Gallery, Julia St., New Orleans, LA

2013            “Verre Efflorescence”, Nola Potter, Algiers Point, New Orleans, LA 

            “Mirror”, Foundation Gallery, Julia St. New Orleans, LA

2010            “Do you want gold?”, collaboration, Life is Art Foundation, Honeyspace Gallery, Chelsea, NY 

        “Lost”, Lost Love Lounge, New Orleans, LA. April 2010

2007        “Flight”, Burnett Gallery, Amherst, MA. December 2007

        “The City Generation #1”, Pushkin Gallery, Greenfield, MA. February 2007

2006        “La Primera y El Tercer; The First and the Third”, APE Gallery, Northampton, MA. July 2006

2005        “El Borde No Aguanta Tierra Agua Ni Viento/(Health in Venezuela)”, Hampshire College 

 Main Gallery, Thesis Installation

2004        “Gusanos en la Madera”, Solo Installation, UNEAC, Havana, Cuba 

then at Pennacook Art Gallery, Rumford, ME



Since 2005    Consistent private collections, commission and restoration work installed in homes, hotels, offices and  

hospitals throughout New England and the Mississippi Delta 

Since 2019    Andrew Pollack Glass, New Orleans, LA

Since 2017    Frequent group and solo show as both artist and curator, Potence Collective, New Orleans LA

Since 2015         YAYA Inc., New Orleans, LA

                           Shop Freda, New Orleans, LA

Since 2014    Whereyart, New Orleans, LA— online as well as consistent participation in group showings in the Whereyart gallery space and other spaces they curate

Since 2014        Botanical Gardens, New Orleans, LA

Since 2013    Glitterbox/ Foundation Gallery, New Orleans LA

2011-2017    Pam Tripp Gallery, Baldwin MI

Since 2008     Palmer Park Juried Market, monthly, New Orleans, LA (and many others less consistently)


  •     Stained and Hot Glass inventive copperfoil, solder, glass and ceramic cutting, traditional lead and wood window restoration, making cement, zinc and copper framing kiln work- slumping, fusing, billet casting, pate de verre, enamel painting and screenprinting on glass, sand/ graphite hot casting, variety of cold-work techniques, years of experimenting with kiln programming, hot glass manipulation, inclusion fusing
  •     Metal blacksmithing, MIG welding, braising, iron and torch-soldering; use of plasma cutter and grinding, cutting, punch, drilling and rolling tools
  •     Wood identification, furniture design, use of hand and power tools to carve, cut, drill, route, connect, refurbish
  •     Clay  relief, slab, hand-built and wheel clay work, low cone kiln firing
  •     Fiber  papermaking, traditional and experimental weaving (basket, hammock, cloth)
  •     Wax/Plaster additive and subtractive forming, wide variety of mold-making
  •     Printing  intaglio, acid bath, lithograph, woodcut, silkscreen, black and white darkroom printing
  •     Electrical wiring, lamp construction and restoration
  •     Finishing mixing and application of polishes, patinas, waxes, paints, varnishes, glazes on a wide variety of  surfaces
  •     Business  public relations, marketing, project management, accounting, social media, HDLC and zoning permit requisition, writing, evaluating, survey building