Aric Snee has worked glass in studio, academic, and factory environments, and sees a rich connection in all of these experiences. After studying glassworking at Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD, and the Canberra School of Art in Australia, Aric worked in several private studios in Brooklyn, NY, where he began to develop a dialogue between studio glass and his traditional factory training and technique. Aric has also worked as a master glassworker at Steuben Glass in Corning, NY, while pursuing his own interests as an independent artist.
In May of 2008, Aric was the Artist-in-Residence at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass. He used his May Residency to continue the dialogue between factory and studio and to develop a design line that is inspired by the Finger Lakes region that surrounds Corning, NY, and suitable for limited production. His work is inspired by the natural world and explores “the relationship between the fragment and the whole” by finding “the macrocosm in the microcosm.”