Diane Ferland was born in Canada in 1955, in the undulating hills and valleys of southern Quebec. She grew up in the country as as member of a large family, and became thoroughly steeped in everything that is natural and harmonious. Diane taught at the high school level for some 12 years and then, heeding her inner call to create, studied for three years at a community and vocational college to obtain a diploma in collegial studies in glass techniques. Ms Ferland then returned to teaching as a professor of fusion at one of Quebec's leading glass crafts schools, the Centre des métiers du verre. She uses numerous techniques to crate her much sought after pieces, which are now found in many parts of North America and in Europe.