A Central Illinois native, Jeremie Draper received her B.F.A. in Glass from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2002. She was a Rickert-Ziebold winner in spring ’02. She had the privilege to travel and work with other glass blowers in Oregon & Washington before moving back to IL. Draper is curious about the most primitive processes of Roman & Egyptian forms and honoring the great traditions of Italian color decoration.