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Amy Waldman-Smith at Bead and Button (Photo credit Compound Eye Photography)

Amy Waldman-Smith has been making glass beads since 2001.  She has been regularly teaching lampwork techniques at the BeadFX Studio in Toronto, Ontario, Canada since 2003. Waldman-Smith also teaches intermediate and advanced glassworking classes across Canada and the United States. She is largely...

Jody Danner Walker is an artist and a guest instructor who studied art in England and now teaches advanced classes on kiln-formed glass around the country in universities, private studios, and glass schools, including the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and her Warm Glass Gallery and Studio in...

Pati Walton has been working with glass for more than 20 years. For the past six years, she has concentrated on beadmaking, sculptural flameworking, and core vessels. She has taught workshops around the country and her work has been featured in The Loveland Musuem, The Rockwell Museum, and in...

Christopher Watts

Christopher Watts' conceptually driven glass sculpture focuses on contemporary issues, such as perceived and agreed value, and the concealed meaning behind a material's history. He uses the natural beauty of the material as an invitation for viewers to interpret the narratives that are at the heart...

Jack Wax is a full-time artist, a full-time faculty member, and head of the glass program at Illinois State University in Normal, Il. He has received numerous grants and fellowships, including an Illinois State Council of The Arts, and two NEA grants. He has been an artist-in-residence at The...

Glady West

Glady West is a graduate of SUNY at Alfred and Tusculum College, where she received a degree in teaching. She has worked with glass since 1982, and enjoys the challenges of combining flat, kiln-formed, and flameworked glass.

Christa Westbrook

Christa Westbrook has been working with glass since 2004. Westbrook earned her bachelor’s of fine arts from Emporia State University. She develops her own work, assists other local glass artists, teaches classes, and works as an assistant at The Studio.

Mary White teaching Kiln Fusion techniques at Pilchuck, 2003

Mary Bayard White is focused on combining art and environmental issues. She received her M.F.A. from California College of the Arts and later headed the San Jose State University of Art and Design Glass Program. She traveled to Ireland on a Fulbright Scholarship from 2009–2010 and taught while...

Richard Whiteley

Richard Whiteley became an apprentice in stained glass at the age of 15, and went on to earn an undergraduate degree from The School of Art, ANU Canberra, and an M.F.A. in Sculpture from the University of Illinois. Whiteley’s work focuses primarily on cast glass and explores voids as the primary...

Karen and Jasen Willenbrink-Johnsen teach at numerous facilities around the world and share a great enthusiasm for making glass and imparting their vast knowledge of the material. Ms. Willenbrink-Johnsen received her B.F.A. in sculpture from Ohio University, and worked on the team of artist William...

Bryce Williams moved from production design to glassworking. He is a former team leader for the Make Your Own Glass workshop at The Studio.

David Willis

David Willis began flameworking in 1994, after receiving a bachelor’s degree from U.C. Berkeley in Social Science, with a minor in Conservation and Resources Studies. Drawing from an intense interest in the natural world, Willis’ work addresses the relationships between people and nature, on an...

Lindsay Woodruff

Lindsay Woodruff has been making flameworked beads and glass jewelry since 2006, focusing primarily on color blending and forming sculptural beads.

Jerry Woolever specializes in the design and fabrication of stained glass windows. His interest in stained glass grew from a desire to create leaded window panels for a 19th-century Victorian home located in Big Flats, NY.