Biography: Tom Ryder
Tom Ryder is interested in glass and light. He has been blowing glass for three years and is a recent graduate of Alfred University. Ryder is drawn to glass by the limitless possibilities of the material and enjoys pushing the technical boundaries of the art. As a sculptor, he creates glass installations and also functional design. Ryder hopes to "create pieces that are visually dynamic and keep someone's attention long enough for them to fully analyze and create a personal meaning.