Mandy Patchin was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, where she currently resides with her husband and daughter. She has always expressed interest in the arts, after experimenting with several different artistic mediums, she began to study glassblowing in 2011 and immediately feel in love with the process. Her studies have including classes at various glass studios in Calgary, night classes with different artists from the Alberta University of the Arts. She thrives on the energy and creativity involved in producing unique pieces using a variety of glassblowing techniques. The ability to control and manipulate the glass, molding it into whatever shape her mind can imagine, is a source of great joy in her life. Mandy is an active member on multiple art committees and is committed to growing art culture within Western Canada.