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Mare Saare - Preparing for acid etching at the Eisch Factory, Frauenau (Photo credit Klaus Bock)

Mare Saare is the head of the department of glass at Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn. She teaches engraving, stained glass, and fusing techniques, and has initiated several glass projects. She works with fusing techniques, acid-etching, engraving, cutting, stained and painted glass, and...

Jodi Salerno received her B.F.A. in glass from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and is currently a resident in the glass department at the Worcester Center for Crafts. She has instructed hot and cold glass at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at the Simple Syrup Glass Studio...

Hugh Salkind

Hugh Salkind, owner of Hugh Glass Studio, followed the traditional path to artistry by apprenticing under the American master Bob Snodgrass, and has been blowing glass since 1990.  Salkind specializes in borosilicate glass art and jewelry made in a Venetian style, often referred to as off-mandrel,...

Mark Salsbury

Mark Salsbury is currently the director of the kiln working department at Third Degree Glass Factory in St. Louis, MO. While earning his M.F.A. at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, he became interested in kiln-formed glass. His work has been featured in the New Glass Review (29 and...

Davide Salvadore

Davide Salvadore is from a family of Venetian glassworkers. In 1987, he and two partners founded the studio Campagnol e Salvadore, where he works as a glass master. Salvadore is also a %%founding%% member of Centro Studio Vetro, in Murano, a nonprofit association that aims to promote the culture...

Nathan Sandberg

Nathan Sandberg studied glass and ceramics at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. In 2003, he received his B.F.A., and went on to work at multiple private glassblowing studios throughout the Midwest, while independently furthering his education in kiln-cast glass. In 2005, he was hired by...

Emilio Santini

Emilio Santini was born in Murano, Italy, into a family with 600 years of glassblowing tradition. He currently resides in Williamsburg, VA. He has recently begun to combine his flameworking talent with furnace blown and cast work. He has taught extensively in this country's major glass schools and...

Lucia Santini was born in Murano to a family that has been making glass for 600 years. She learned to paint on glass from her mother and grandmother, and began her career as a glassmaker in the workshops of Murano. She now lives in Venice, and enjoys collaborating with flameworker Lucio Bubacco and...

Nadine Saylor (Photo credit Stephen Vest)

Nadine Saylor’s work has been exhibited in the Riley Gallery, Neusole Glassworks, Morgan Contemporary Glass, and SOFA Chicago.  Saylor has spent more than 10 years teaching at a variety of glass programs and schools, including The Studio, Bowling Green State University, and Penland School of Crafts...

Robert Scavuzzo graduated from Alfred University with a B.F.A. He received a Wheaton Fellowship in 1999 and has exhibited with the American Craft Council since 1998.

Michael Scheiner is a critically acclaimed sculptor working in Central Falls, RI. He has received numerous grants for his work, including those from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, and the Ford Foundation.

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...

Dan Schreiber has been a professional glass artist for the past 15 years. He is a graduate of Columbus College of Art and Design and has studied with Davide Salvadore and Drew Smith. Schreiber has a studio in Columbus, OH, and has taught extensively at Glass Axis and Franklin Park Conservatory.

Michael Schunke

Michael Schunke founded his first company, Nine Iron Studios, in1998. He has taught at many institutions, including the Toyama Institute of Glass Art in Japan, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and Penland School of Crafts. His work is widely exhibited, and is in museum collections worldwide....

Eiljah Schwartz

Elijah Schwartz is from a family of glassblowers and artisans. He has displayed and published his work since he was 15, and has mastered a variety of techniques during the past 20 years.

Harry Seaman

Harry Seaman is facility manager at The Studio, where he regularly teaches beginning and advanced glassblowing courses. He received his B.F.A. from Alfred University. Seaman works mainly with furnace-blown and cast glass, which is then cold worked.

Stephanie Sersich (Photo credit Tom Eichler)

Stephanie Sersich has been making her own glass beads, which are the focal point of her jewelry designs, for more than 15 years. For inspiration, she draws on varied sources, including textiles, ancient art, and the natural world. Her unique approach to beadmaking and contemporary jewelry design...

Tony Serviente

Tony Serviente has been working with glass for more than 30 years, and teaching glass techniques to students of all ages for more than 25 years. He has built stained glass windows and lamps, and created vases, dishes, bowls, and sculpture using kiln forming techniques. His work is currently sold...

Kathleen Sheard with an Alaskan Arctic Fox (Photo by Laurel Adams)

Kathleen Sheard’s passion is combining glassmaking and wildlife into art. Her work has been shown in the New London Fine Arts Festival, Montana Professional Artists Association, among others. She has taught at a variety of glassmaking programs, including The Studio, the Artist’s Studio, and C3...

Carl Siglin

Carl Siglin began blowing glass in 2003 when he was hired as a technician at The Studio. Prior to his work in glass, Carl, who attended Syracuse University's School of Architecture, ran his own independent contracting company for 15 years. In 2008, he joined the Hot Glass Show team on Celebrity...

Pino Signoretto

Pino Signoretto is a sculptor who manipulates glass with rare strength and skill. He was trained by the glass master Alfredo Barbini, and he is now considered to be a master himself. He is a portraitist and a nature lover. Since 1978, Signoretto has operated his own studio, and he is a very popular...

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...

Lee Silveri (Photo Credit Isis Jimenez)

Lee Silveri is a flameworker who first started working with glass in 1998. He pursued knowledge of proper techniques at the torch by studying with various renowned artists in glass schools across the United States. Currently, Silveri maintains his studio just outside of New York City. He is a...

Lorin Silverman

Lorin Silverman is a NYC glass artist who started working with glass in his early teens.  He received his BFA in Glass from Alfred University and has studied with Italian maestros Dino Rossin, Pino Signoretto, and the late Elio Quarisa.  He is a frequent instructor at The Corning Museum of Glass. ...

Josh Simpson

Josh Simpson has been an independent glassblower since 1971. His work is in the collection of The Corning Museum of Glass and the White House Collection of Crafts. Simpson, who is a past president of the Glass Art Society, lives and works in western Massachusetts.

Steve Sizelove

Steve Sizelove flameworks borosilicate glass in his home studio in Richmond, IN. He has studied at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and under notable glass artists such as Paul Stankard, Robert Mickelsen, and Italian master Lucio Bubacco. His works have been shown at the Museum of Art...

Raven Skyriver - International Museum of Glass Residency 2012 (Photo Credit Ken Emily)

Raven Skyriver started blowing glass in high school. His mentor, Lark Dalton, taught him the basics of traditional Venetian glass, as well as how to build equipment. With this knowledge, Skyriver built his studio. Soon thereafter, he had the opportunity to work with Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen, and...

Eli Smith

Eli Smith began working in glass through classes at The Studio in 2003. In 2007, he began blowing glass full time at the Hot Glass Show and teaching at The Studio.

Aric Snee

Aric Snee has worked glass in studio, academic, and factory environments, and sees a rich connection in all of these experiences. After studying glassworking at Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD, and the Canberra School of Art in Australia, Aric worked in several private studios in Brooklyn, NY...

Kalli Snodgrass

Kalli Snodgrass graduated from Keystone College with a bachelor’s degree in sculpture. She has been working at the Make Your Own Glass workshop since 2011, teaching classes, and assisting artists. Snodgrass also creates her own blown glass work.

Vanessa Somers

A British artist living in Rome and Marrakech, Vanessa Somers trained with Professor Odoardo Anselmi of the Vatican Studio of Mosaics. Much of her work is commissioned, and she enjoys collaborating with architects. She takes a fresh approach to this ancient art form, but she follows the Roman...

Pablo Soto

Pablo Soto lives and works in Penland, NC, where he has a studio with his wife Cristina Cordova. He first fell in love with glass at age five watching Lino Tagliapietra work. He received his BFA in glass from Alfred University in 2001. Later, he apprenticed in Ben Moore's studio in Seattle, WA, and...

Jeffrey Spencer has the distinction of being one of the few people to have apprenticed directly under flameworking pioneer John Burton. Spencer participated in the borosilicate coloring experiments at Pepperdine University in the early 1970s that led to many of the formulas used to create the...

Daniel Spitzer

Daniel Spitzer began working with glass in 1986 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In 1989 he was invited to join the crew at Dale Chihuly’s studio in Seattle, Washington. During his decade with Chihuly he worked on several large-scale installation projects including the Lobby at Bellagio and...

Paul J. Stankard (Photo Credit Lauren Garcia)

Paul J. Stankard is an internationally acclaimed artist and pioneer in the studio glass movement. He is considered a living master in the art of the paperweight, and his work is represented in more than 60 museums around the world. He is a Fellow of the American Craft Council and a recipient of the...

Chris Steffens has been living an idyllic life as a glassblower in Seattle, WA, since 1990. While working in a number of high volume production environments, he has been involved in glassblowing instruction since 1994. Steffens has a position at James Nowak Glass, Inc., and is currently building...

Lisabeth Sterling creates the illusion of three-dimensional images on glass vessels. Her technique is to engrave through a layer of colored glass over colorless glass. She has completed many commissions, and her work has been shown nationally.

Ethan Stern

Ethan Stern has established himself as a major upcoming artist in contemporary glass sculpture. He studied ceramics at the TAFE Institute in Brisbane, Australia, later transitioning from ceramics to glass while enrolled at Alfred University in New York. He currently owns a studio in Seattle, WA....

Denise Stillwaggon Leone

Denise Stillwaggon Leone studied art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She designs and fabricates architectural art glass commissions for site-specific installations, and has participated in numerous private and public art competitions. Her work can be found in public spaces of...

A lampworker for more than 10 years, Will Stokes has taught throughout the United States, New Zealand, and Canada. His work has been featured in such periodicals as Ornament, Bead and Button, and Lapidary Journal. He is a frequent instructor in beginning flameworking at The Studio...

Loren Stump

Loren Stump, a Sacramento, CA, native, began his career more than 35 years ago as a stained glass artist. He is now a self-taught flameworker, tool and technique developer, and teacher, known for such innovative techniques as the manipulation of two-dimensional murrine slices into three-dimensional...

Boyd Sugiki

Boyd Sugiki has presented solo shows at Traver Gallery in Seattle, The Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, and in the Museum of Northwest Arts Benaroya Glass Gallery. His work is included in many collections, including the Honolulu Academy of Art; the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts in...

April Surgent (Photo credit Ethan Stern)

April Surgent started working with glass in 1997, in Seattle, WA. She studied at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, earning her B.F.A. with honors, in 2004. She moved back to Seattle in 2005 and set up a cold-working glass studio with artist, Ethan Stern. Since 2003, Surgent...

Sayaka Suzuki

Sayaka Suzuki, who is originally from Japan, received her master’s of fine art from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She is currently a full-time adjunct faculty member at VCU in the Department of Craft and Material Studies. She has also taught at The Studio, UrbanGlass, and the Pittsburgh...