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Visiting artist discusses the art of stained glass and how it’s healing

Marissa Baker, a visiting stained glass artist, taught two sold-out classes this month at Unalaska’s community center. She’s from Southeast Alaska but her parents reside on the island.

In this episode of “Island Interviews,” Baker discusses how her late grandfather inspired her to become a stained glass artist and how she finds the craft to be meditative.

This interview originally aired on KUCB on Oct. 12, 2023.

Sofia was born and raised in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. She’s reported around the U.S. for local public radio stations, NPR and National Native News. Sofia has a Master of Arts in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Journalism from the University of Montana, a graduate certificate in Documentary Studies from the Salt Institute and a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts from the University of Colorado Boulder. In between her studies, Sofia was a ski bum in Telluride, Colorado for a few years.
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