Paula Williams Kochanek is one of the owners of Five Crows Gallery and Handcrafted Gifts located in Natick, Ma a local artist from North Dartmouth MA. After working on a commercial art degree from Vesper George School of Art, Paula started working in stained glass back in the early 80s. In the early 90's she started to fuse glass, now she has added lampworking and has started to understand furnace glass.
She lived Australia and England for a short time. Working as a packaging specialist brought her all over the country resulting in broad influences and ideas. Her love of flowers, nature and the sea greatly influence her work. She has been involved with Snow Farm for 14 years, teaching the art of fusing and slumping glass into large vessels and jewelry.