Fritz Dreisbach was a founding member of the Glass Art Society. In 2002, he was the recipient of the Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and is an unofficial historian of the American Studio Glass. He received the 1993 Rakow Commission, celebrating the first 30 years of studio glass and his own glass career. He has traveled the country lecturing, demonstrating glassblowing, and organizing workshops. Since 1966, he has taught in most major glass programs in North America, Asia and Europe. Dreisbach has inspired so many artists to work with glass that he has rightly been dubbed the “Johnny Appleseed” of the American Studio Glass movement.