Biography: Jesse Kohl
Jesse Kohl began lampworking at the age of 14 under the tutelage of Paul Trautman Jr., the founder of Northstar Glassworks in Tigard, Oregon. He continued his study under the renowned lampworker and colorist Suellen Fowler and has subsequently assisted and co-taught numerous classes with her. These individuals left Kohl with an interest in glass that spanned both the artistic and scientific realms. While employed as the technical director of Northstar Glassworks, Kohl developed novel colored glasses and offered international seminarsoin the use and application of colored borosilicate glass. He has taught at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass, Pittsburgh Glass Center, and the Erwin-Stein-Schule in Hadamar, Germany. Kohl has also been a presenter at the 2004 Glass Art Society conference in New Orleans, the 2005 International Society of Glass Beadmakers Gathering, and the 2008 American Scientific Glassblowers Society Symposium. During his undergraduate studies at Bard College, he conducted research on silver-containing glasses at Corning Incorporated’s Sullivan Park research and development facility. Kohl earned his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at Rutgers University, N.J., and currently works for Corning Incorporated.