Julia Reimer is a glass artist and co-founder of the Firebrand Glass Studio based in Black Diamond (AB). After studying glass blowing at the Alberta College of Art and Design, she continued her studies in Scotland, the United States, Spain, France and Hungary. Her aesthetic—based on the simplicity of the form—is inspired by the crisp light and the hills carved by wind and water of the Canadian Prairies. She won several awards and grants, including the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery's National Award for Excellence in 2008. Her work has been exhibited across Canada, the United States, South Korea and Australia and is held in prestigious collections such as the one of the Emperor and Empress of Japan.