Edward Schmid has been working with hot glass since 1984. He received his B.F.A. in glass from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana in 1987, and his M.F.A. in glass from The Ohio State University in 1990. Schmid teaches glassblowing at universities, colleges, and private studios all across the globe, and is the author of Beginning Glassblowing and Advanced Glassworking Techniques.