Jacqueline Berting grew up in St. Gregor, Saskatchewan. She attended Red Deer College, Alberta in 1987, and Sheridan College, Ontario from 1987-1990 where she majored in glass. She also studied Iron Arts and Blacksmithing at Penland School of Art in North Carolina in 1990.
In 1991, she began the Glass Wheatfield encompassing 14,000 waist high glass wheat stalks, each handcut and lamp worked.
In 2005, Jacqueline received a Medal of Honor for her contributions to the Province of Saskatchewan.
James Clark, born in Billings, Montana, in 1963, Clark relocated north to Saskatchewan, where he now resides in Cupar. Blessed with a learning disability, Clark began to see and understand everything visually at a very early age. His hot shop displays his new and innovative equipment.
He has been working creatively with Photography and Metal since childhood and Glass for over 17 years. Clark studied glass sculpture under Scott Darlington.
Clark has assisted in the Pre-session at the world-renowned Pilchuk Glass School, from 1999 – 2002, assisting and building equipment and most recently as Metal and Wood Shop Coordinator during summer sessions 2004 - 2010.
Clark is married to Jacqueline Berting where they share a production studio and have two teenage children. They have worked on large sand cast installations together, including the glass House of Perception, the New Fine Arts Campus Cafeteria installation, The Story Wall located in Iqualuit, and a Wall situated at Weyburn City Hall titled Generations of Memories.
“Creating and inventing is what I thrive on. I love to think, do and understand everything” Says Clark.