Biography: Chad Balster
Chad Balster is a glassmaker who works out of a studio he established in 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky. In 2007, he was awarded a commission, in partnership with Louisville Glassworks and Westport Village, to engineer and fabricate the equipment for “Juicy Lucy – The Glassblowing Hot Rod,” a mobile glassblowing studio in a van. Currently, he is working on a fleet of small mobile furnaces which will travel from Minnesota to Florida. He has taught Beginning Glassblowing at The Studio and has been a teaching assistant for Mark Matthews from 2010 to the present.