Originally trained as an industrial designer, Claudia Borella was introduced to glass during her studies at the University of Canberra. Borella lives and works in Wanganui, New Zealand, where she is President of the New Zealand Society of artists in Glass. Her work is included in the collections of the Toyama Institute of Glass art, Japan; the Dowse Museum, New Zealand; the national Gallery of Australia, and the Glasmuseet, Ebeltoft, Denmark.