Annette Blair studied glass at the ANU School of Art, Canberra and received her Bachelor of Visual Arts with Honours in 2004. In 2005, she began a two-year traineeship in the hot glass studio at the Jam Factory Craft and Design Centre, Adelaide. After completion, she became a Jam Factory studio tenant. Annette divides her practice between the design and manufacture of several production lines, as well as spending time working on her exhibition work for various national and international exhibitions.
In 2008 Annette returned to Canberra to make work at the Canberra Glassworks. Annette currently has a studio in Queanbeyan, NSW and works for herself as an exhibiting artist and production glassblower as well as assisting and gaffing for many of Australia’s leading artists working in glass. Her exhibition pieces are an investigation into the combination of portraiture and glass, focusing on ideas of identity and personal narrative, most recently exploring simple utilitarian objects and their ability to evoke a common sense of nostalgia.