A closeup of Judith Schaechter wearing a silver necklace and a black shirt in what looks like a gallery space

Art BFA (interdisciplinary)

Judith Schaechter is an adjunct professor in the School of Art.


Judith Schaechter lives and works in Philadelphia. Her work is collected internationally and is represented in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum, New York, New York; the Victoria and Albert, London; and the Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia, among other institutions. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005, and her work was in the 2002 Whitney Biennial. 1n 2013,  Schaechter was inducted to the College of Fellows of the American Craft Council. She also received a lifetime achievement award from the Glass Art Society in 2022.


Schaechter has been an exhibiting artist since 1985 and has been teaching since 1993.

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Awards & Accolades

Judith Schaechter has been recognized with numerous awards and honors. 

  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Glass Art Society, 2022

  • Outstanding Vision, joint president’s award, American Glass Guild, Stained Glass Association of America, 2019

  • College of Fellows, American Craft Council, 2013

  • Virginia Groot Foundation Award, Second Place, 2012

  • USA Artists, Rockefeller Fellowship in Crafts, 2008

  • John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, 2005

  • Hauberg Fellowship. The Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington, 2003

  • Innovation in a Technique, UrbanGlass, 2000

  • Leeway Foundation Award, crafts, 1999

  • Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, 1995

  • Pew Fellowship in the Arts, crafts, 1992

  • Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, fellowship in crafts, 1990

  • Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, 1989

  • National Endowment for the Arts, fellowship in crafts, 1988

  • National Endowment for the Arts, fellowship in crafts, 1986

  • Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, fellowship in crafts, 1985

A stained glass piece with orange and red gradients and silhouettes of black flowers to the right and left with an aqua spiral staircase in the middle and a figure dressed as a prince tumbling toward the stairs
Judith Schaechter, “De-Luxe”