Treg Silkwood is an independent artist in the San Francisco Bay area, received his B.F.A. from Alfred University. He also studied at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague and did graduate work at Illinois State University. Silkwood has taught glassblowing at a variety of institutions including San Jose State University and The Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village. His work has been part of major exhibitions in Chicago, Santa Cruz, Calif., and Prague.
An experienced glassblower, Silkwood pushed the scale and sculptural quality of his work during his April 2004 residency at the Museum. He created a series of natural forms such as shells, stones, and leaves, using both traditional and non-traditional glassblowing techniques.