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Mark Abildgaard has been working with kiln-cast glass in his own studio since 1986. He has been exploring figures, boats, and totems in his work to create sculpture that portrays spiritual energy. Abildgaard holds an M.F.A. from the University of Hawaii. His work is in the collections of The...

Daniel Adams has been making glass beads for 20 years and collaborates with his wife, Cynthia Toops, on jewelry. He has been featured in numerous publications, including Masters of Glass Beads by Lark Books. Adams' work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, with work in...

Avery Anderson has been a studio artist for the past 19 years, specializing in fused glass techniques. Her work explores surface treatment techniques, focusing on animal imagery, and may be found in private collections and galleries.

Lee Babbitt

Lee Babbitt discovered glassblowing as an art student at Alfred University, graduating with a B.F.A., with concentrations in glass and neon. He primarily works in the Make Your Own Glass workshop at The Studio, and continues to perfect his craft.

Brenna Baker

Brenna Baker has been working with glass for 10 years. She has studied under many great artists in the United States and spent one year working with Pino Signoretto in Murano, Italy. She now resides in Corning, NY, where she rents the facilities of The Studio to create her work as an independent...

Chad Balster is a demonstrating artist, glassblowing instructor, and integral participant in the Blow Your Own programs at the Louisville Glassworks. He was awarded a commission there to engineer and fabricate the equipment for “Juicy Lucy – The Glassblowing Hot %%Rod%%,” a mobile glassblowing...

Joyce Beebe is the owner of Stained Glass/FrameWorks, a working studio and retail shop located in Binghamton, NY. She has completed many commissioned pieces.

Emrys Berkower

Emrys Berkower is a glass artist and designer, with a focus on modern adaptations of 17th-century Italian glassmaking techniques, and mid-century modern design practices stemming from Italy and Scandinavia. This focus has led to a natural progression and interest in interiors, furniture, and...

Giles Bettison

Giles Bettison received a bachelor's degree from the Canberra School of Art in Australia. He has been the recipient of numerous prizes and awards for his intricate murrine vessels. Bettison's work is in the collections of the American Craft Museum in New York, NY; the Australian National...

Philippa Beveridge

Philippa Beveridge is a Barcelona-based glass artist and educator. She has an M.F.A. in Art in Architecture from the University of East London and studied sculpture, painting, and glass at the Massana School of Art and the Barcelona Glass Foundation, where she also taught. She has collaborated in...

Ed and Martha Biggar have more than 50 collective years of glassworking experience, as well as more than 15 years of working with metal clay. Ms. Biggar is a juried member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and the Artisan Center of Virginia. Mr. Biggar has created illuminated neon mixed-media...

Frederick Birkhill is an independent studio artist who has a passion for working with glass, as well as a wealth of knowledge about the material. His work is found in museums and private collections throughout the world, including the Smithsonian Institution, The Detroit Institute of Arts, and the...

Heike Brachlow

Heike Brachlow received her BA from the University of Wolverhampton and her MA and PhD from the Royal College of Art in London, studying color, form, and light in solid transparent glass. Her work can be found in the Glasmuseum Hentrich, European Museum for Modern Glass, and The National Museums...

Alex Brand

Alex Brand, who received his B.F.A. from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, has been working with glass (and making a living selling his glass) for more than 30 years.  He has shown his work at museum shows, including the Smithsonian and Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Shows.  His work is also...

John Brekke attended The Art Institute of Chicago and then the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is an expert glassblower, usually creating large works that make extensive use of the Swedish Graal technique. Brekke has received numerous awards and grants, and has recently spent a year...

Jared Brody has been flameworking for six years. He uses both borosilicate and soft glass to create goblets, perfume bottles, marbles, and candlesticks.

Jane Bruce

An independent artist and educator living in New York, Jane Bruce has an master's degree from the Royal College of Art, London, and has studied at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred. She has taught extensively and internationally, and has received many visiting artist awards and...

Lucio Bubacco

Lucio Bubacco's works combine the anatomic perfection of Greek sculpture with the Byzantine gothic architecture of his native Venice. He is known for his unique human and fantasy figures, which are entirely hand-formed and incorporated in blown vases or in casting. His work has been published and...

Jeremy Burdge has been blowing glass for 15 years. He operates his own studio in Columbus, OH, and has studied at The Studio with Bill Gudenrath, Fritz Dreisbach, Davide Fuin, Elio Quarisa, and Paul Stankard. His particular interests are English and Italian goblet forms, and as a teacher he enjoys...

In his April 2007 Residency at The Studio, Moshe Bursuker explored the relationship between glass and photography, and worked to integrate the two media in a way that “enhanced both forms of artistic expression.” He believes that “glass has the ability to take photography into the three-dimensional...

Sarah Buzick is a glassblower and a cold worker. She uses a sandblaster to carve her glass vessels.

Chris Buzzini began working with glass in 1970 and has been working as an independent studio artist since 1986. He has expertise in various glassworking techniques, including flameworking, torch working, murrini making, and cold lamination. Buzzini has been an important contributor to...

Jim Byrnes

Jim Byrnes began his career in glass as a scientific glassblowing apprentice in 1979 and earned a living making laboratory equipment for 30 years. More artist than scientist by nature, he has always enjoyed the decorative possibilities of flameworking. Byrnes’ artistic goal is to combine his...

Nancy Callan received her B.F.A. from the Massachusetts College of Art. She has worked as a gaffer at Manifesto Corporation in Seattle, WA, and is currently a member of Lino Tagliapietra's glassblowing team. Callan also works as an assistant to Josiah McElheny and Ginny Ruffner, and teaches...

Pavlína Čambalová

Pavlína Čambalová studied gem cutting and engraving at the Secondary School of Applied Arts in Turnov, Czech Republic. She had a chance to try glass engraving at the Symposium of Applied Arts Schools. Čambalová fell in love with glass, and studied Art Glass at the Higher Glass School in Nový Bor,...

Kurt Carlson

Kurt Carlson has explored glassmaking for more than 30 years. His studies have included time at The Studio, RIT, Penland School of Crafts, the Pittsburgh Glass Center, and others. He and Lynda Pownall-Carlson run Carlson Glassworks together, with a focus on hot sculpted heads that are sandblasted...

Bob Carson

Bob Carson began his flameworking career in 1988 as an apprentice making scientific laboratory ware. In 1990, he opened Carson's Custom Glass, and began working as a demonstrator at The Corning Museum of Glass.

Peter Carter

Peter Carter attended Hastings College. He has worked at The Corning Museum of Glass demonstrating on the Hot Glass Show stage and teaching at The Studio.

Robin Cass

Robin Cass is a professor in the Glass Program at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), where she has taught since 1998. Cass is also currently Chair of RIT’s School for American Crafts. Trained in the discipline of traditional Italian glassblowing, she uses these techniques in new ways to...

Eric Caster has worked with many flameworking masters at The Studio. He brings techniques that are used at the furnace to the torch.

Joseph Cavalieri

Joseph Cavalieri has been working with glass since 1997. His work has been exhibited in art galleries and museums in the United States, Australia, and Europe, including the Museum of Arts and Design, Jonathan Shorr Gallery, and the Leslie/Lohman Gallery in Manhattan. He also has designed permanent...

Elin Christopherson received her B.F.A. in glass from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, where she is currently an adjunct professor of glass. Since then, she has worked extensively at the Pilchuck Glass School and Pratt Fine Arts Center in Washington. Christopherson makes mixed...

Daniel Clayman

Daniel Clayman has been working with glass for more than 25 years. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1986 with a B.F.A. in glass. Mr. Clayman maintains a studio in Providence, RI, and has completed numerous private and public commissions. Clayman is a frequent visiting artist...

Keith Clayton holds an M.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Illinois. He lives in Sidney, Il, with his wife Deanna and they own and operate an independent glass studio. His pâte de verre creations are sold in fine stores and galleries nationwide.

Benjamin Cobb - Photo Credit Ken Emly

Benjamin Cobb first started working with glass in his hometown of Newport, RI. In 1997, he attended the School for American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology. While working on his B.F.A., he continued his education with glassmaking classes at The Studio. Cobb worked at multiple...

Katharine Coleman (Photo credit Lara Platman)

Katharine Coleman has engraved glass for more than 25 years, with work in museums and private collections worldwide. Winning many awards, including one of the Coburg Glass Prizes in 2006, she also received the MBE in 2009, a British medal for public service, for her achievements and for her work...

Pat Collentine has worked with glass from flame to furnace and from Stockholm to Stanwood, WA. He received his B.A. in glass design from California State University, where he teaches and works on public art commissions. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Neon Art in Los Angeles and...

Becky Congdon

Becky Congdon has been working with flameworked glass since 1997, when she took a weekend workshop at The Studio. Today, she teaches and works full time at The Studio, as well as in her own studio.

Jaqueline Cooley has been working with kiln-formed glass for more than 20 years, and currently divides her time between studio work, public art commissions, and arts development work. She was jointly responsible for organizing the exhibition Same Difference at the 2009 Glass Arts Society...

Brian Corr

Brian Corr has been working with glass since 1995.  He received his B.A. from Hastings College in Nebraska and a Master of Visual Arts from the Australian National University. He has exhibited internationally and his work has been included in public and private collections around the world.  He is...

Vittorio Costantini

Vittorio Costantini was born in 1944, on the island of Burano, which is near Murano, and situated in the lagoon of Venice, Italy. Typical of most islanders, he is the son of a fisherman and his mother was a lace maker. He began an apprenticeship in a glass factory at the early age of 11. Initially...

Amber Cowan Photo by Mary McEachern

Amber Cowan is an artist and educator working out of Philadelphia, PA. She has taught alongside, and been the teaching assistant to, many prolific artists, including Paul J. Stankard, Gianni Toso, Lucio Bubacco and Emilio Santini. Cowan also taught glassblowing and flameworking at One Sixty Glass...

John Cramer is an accomplished flameworker and off-hand glassblower, and an experienced teacher. His background in engineering and science offers students the opportunity to learn the “why” of techniques rather than simply the “how.” Cramer travels extensively with his co-instructor, Tink Martin,...

Simone Crestani

Simone Crestani is an artist, a designer, and a glassblowing master. He was born in Marostica, in the region of Venice, where he still lives and works. The privilege of living near Venice, a glass capital, has given him the opportunity to make frequent visits to Venetian glass masters. He started...

Rene Culler

Rene Culler is the Glass Program Coordinator at the University of South Alabama. She has numerous works installed in corporate collections throughout the United States including the Cleveland Clinic, Forest City Enterprises and Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. Her glass sculpture is included in the...

Yvonne Cupolo

Yvonne Cupolo is a nationally known jewelry artist, goldsmith, silversmith, and enamellist. She focuses on pet portraits in cloisonné enamel. Cupolo’s work has been published in “Contemporary Enameling by Lilyan Bachrach (Schiffer, 2006). Her work has been included in exhibitions...

Eric Dahlberg received his B.F.A. in glass art from Ohio State University and his M.F.A. in glass sculpture from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He teaches at More Fire Glass in Rochester, NY.

Janet Dalecki

Janet Dalecki was first introduced to art glass in 1989 through her family’s glass business. She received her B.F.A. from Alfred University in 2002 and has worked in many privately owned glass studios. She enjoys glassblowing, flameworking, fusing, and stained glass.

Ross Delano

Ross Delano has been working with glass since 2005, when he was introduced to the material at Franklin Pierce College. Delano’s personal work focuses on creative functional wear and sculpture inspired by the natural world. Selections of his glass can currently be found at the West End Gallery in...

Paul DeMarco received an M.F.A. in sculpture from The University of the Arts. He is known for his teaching and involvement in contemporary flameworking, and works as a post-conceptualist studio sculptor in Southern California.

Nadège Desgenétez is a lecturer in the Glass Workshop at the Australian National University in Canberra, and teaches internationally. She has worked with a variety of artists in the United States and abroad, including Lino Tagliapietra, Dale Chihuly, Dante Marioni, and others. Desgenétez has been...

Miriam Di Fiore

Miriam Di Fiore has been working with fused glass since 1985. Her fused landscape works are in many public and private collections, and have been displayed in numerous exhibitions around the world. Di Fiore co-founded the Vetroricerca Glass School in Italy and has been teaching for more than 15...

Frederick Dietz is a retired master scientific glassblower. He studied glass at the University of Mainz in Germany, and he spent much of his career working for Eastman Kodak in Rochester, NY.

Mark Ditzler

Mark Ditzler is a Seattle-based artist specializing in kiln-fired glass for art and architecture. He teaches at studios across the United States, and has taught at the Glass Furnace in Istanbul, Turkey. He has degrees in fine art and industrial design, and his work is regularly commissioned and...

Ben Dombey

Ben Dombey is currently an M.F.A. candidate in the School for American Crafts Glass Program, at The Rochester Institute of Technology, where he has taught several glassblowing courses. He earned his B.F.A. in glass at Tulane University in New Orleans. A versatile and accomplished artist, Dombey has...

Laura Donefer

Laura Donefer has used glass as her primary medium for more than 30 years, combining it with diverse materials. She was trained as a glass artist at Sheridan College School of Craft and Design. Later, she taught at Sheridan, in addition to Espace Verre, in Montreal. Her work has been exhibited at...

Fritz Dreisbach

Fritz Dreisbach was a founding member of the Glass Art Society.  In 2002, he was the recipient of the Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and is an unofficial historian of the American Studio Glass. He received the 1993 Rakow Commission, celebrating the first 30 years of studio glass and his own...

Tim Drier

Tim Drier has been a glassblower for 25 years, and applies his scientific glassblowing expertise to artistic flameworking. He concentrates on creating decanters, goblets, vases, and human sculptural forms. Drier has taught flameworking courses at The Studio and the Pittsburgh Glass Center, and has...

Allison Duncan

Allison Duncan joined the museum in 2008. She coordinates special programing and events at The Studio. Duncan plans and teaches programs that introduce people to hands-on glassmaking techniques. These include Fun with Glass, Immersion in Glass Studies, Road Scholars, and...

Bandhu Dunham is the author of the definitive glass text, Contemporary Lampworking: A Practical Guide to Shaping Glass in the Flame, as well as Formed of Fire and Creative Life. He has been working with glass for more than 30 years and has taught flameworking techniques throughout the...

Harald Wolfgang Eberhart has more than 35 years of experience working with Pyrex glass. His rich family tradition of glassworking extends from Vienna, Austria, through Canada to the United States. He has been employed as a master scientific glassblower, and he has his own studio and teaching...

After receiving his postgraduate diploma from the Canberra School of Art in 1992, Ben Edols traveled across and worked extensively in the United States. He has been working with Kathy Elliott since 1993 when they had the first exhibition of their collaborative work at de Vera in San Francisco. They...

Since graduating from the Canberra School of Art, Kathy Elliott has specialized in cold working techniques. The primary focus of her work is using the glass cutting lathe. Defining episodes in her career include workshops at The Studio and the Pilchuck Glass School, the time she spent as a...

Max Erlacher

Max Erlacher has more than 40 years of experience with copper, stone, diamond engraving, and cold working techniques. He received a Master Engraver Certification from Loebmeyr, in Austria. He then worked for Steuben Glass and owned his own business. Erlacher has worked on numerous art glass...

Matt Eskuche began flameworking in 1998 and studied with Emilio Santini and Cesare Toffolo. He exhibits with Habatat Galleries Chicago and Sandra Ainsley Gallery in Toronto. His work has been published in New Glass Review (Volumes 25 and 29), Glass Quarterly, American Craft...

Adrianne Evans

Adrianne Evans draws inspiration from the complex mechanisms that shape the natural world. She received her B.F.A. from Alfred University, where she studied sculpture and glass, and a master's degree in glass sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design, where she now teaches. She spent three...

Walter Evans has worked with glass since the 1950s. He has conducted workshops throughout the United States, and has collaborated with many glass artists. He operates the Cherrywood mold shop, where he makes wood molds and blocks for glass companies and artists.

Corinne Everhart

Corinne Everhart has been working with glass for more than 10 years. She earned a degree in Scientific Glass Technology at Salem Community College in 2009 and has been working for the Museum’s Make Your Own Glass workshop since 2010. She enjoys sharing techniques and helping students build their...

Leah Fairbanks

Leah Fairbanks is an internationally renowned contemporary glass artist celebrated for her distinctive floral handmade glass beads. Her exploration of garden motifs directly influenced and impacted the early movement of floral surface decoration in contemporary glass beadmaking. Her work is...

Beccy Feather (Photo credit Stephen Vest)

Beccy Feather was born in Suffolk, England. She attended Wolverhampton University in the UK and graduated with a 1st class BA (Honors) in Glass. She has travelled and worked for studios in Canada, America, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Turkey. In 2010, Feather completed an M.F.A. in Glass...

Frances Federer

Frances Federer began her studies at Camberwell School of Art at sixteen, graduating five years later with a degree in book illustration. Later, in partnership with Peter Binnington, a painter and fine craftsman, she opened a business in London restoring antique furniture. Federer developed the...

Bruce Ferguson

Bruce Ferguson has over 40 years of experience in teaching. Initially a public school band director, a career change to air traffic control led to another 28 years giving controller trainees on the job training while he maintained responsibility for the movement of live traffic. Since January, 2000...

Shane Fero has been a flameworker for more than 35 years and maintains a studio next to Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. He participates in international symposia and demonstrations and has exhibited worldwide. Fero is also an educator and has taught at institutions in the United States...

Wesley Fleming

Wesley Fleming began working hot glass at the furnace in 2001 and gained valuable experience working for Josh Simpson and the MIT Glass Lab. In 2005, he studied with Vittorio Costantini and Lucio Bubacco on the Venetian island of Murano. Upon gaining knowledge of the Italian technique of sculpting...

Kate Fowle Meleney

Kate Fowle Meleney has been making glass beads and jewelry since 1980, and has been teaching since 1982. She produced her beginning instructional video in 1995, followed in 2001 by two advanced videos. She has been the featured artist in Ornament Magazine, Lapidary Journal, ...

Suellen Fowler

Suellen Fowler has blown and sculpted glass for more than 35 years. She is the foremost practitioner of “off-hand” lampworking and considers herself to be a colorist. She has devoted much time and energy to developing and refining various oxide formulas to color borosilicate glass. Fowler's work...

Ray Friday got her start glassblowing at the Glass Eye in Seattle, WA. She received her B.F.A. from Alfred University. Friday has taught workshops to students of all levels at The Studio and at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle.

Don Friedlich

Don Friedlich is a leading figure in contemporary jewelry. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1982 and has served as president of the Society of North American Goldsmiths. His jewelry is in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum; Smithsonian Institution;...

Lance Friedman

Lance Friedman is an independent mixed-media artist and formerly an instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has traveled extensively, teaching and demonstrating internationally. Chicago critic and writer James Yook selected Friedman as the "new talent for the Millennium" for...

Drew Fritts specializes in marbles, glass candy, and paperweights. He is well known for his marble designs and his work is in numerous private collections and books. He recently published a book describing many of his techniques entitled, Torchworked Marbles, Volume I – Beginning to...

Irene Frolic maintains a studio where she creates kiln-cast glass sculptures and multimedia installations. She was educated at Ithaca College and Cornell University, and she received her art degree from the Ontario College of Art. Her works, which are concerned with identity and noted for their...

Davide Fuin

Davide Fuin grew up around glass on Murano, often accompanying his father to his job at Barovier & Toso. Although he was too young to actually work, he was fascinated by the activity and the interactions between the glassblowers. When he was fifteen, he left high school and, as was required at...

Mel George Photo by Jeremy Lepisto

After eight years of owning and operating Studio Ramp LLC (a custom glass fabrication studio) with her husband Jeremy Lepisto in Portland, Oregon, Mel George recently moved back to her hometown of Canberra, Australia. She is a graduate of Australia's prestigious Canberra School of Art glass...

Cédric Ginart

Cédric Ginart has been working as a scientific glassblower for the past 15 years. He currently works at Montreal University as a scientific glassblower, and teaches artistic flameworking as a faculty member of Espace Verre. He also runs his own flameworking studio in Québec.

Chris Giordano

Chris Giordano has been working with glass since 2006, having studied glassblowing at Franklin Pierce University. Since then, he has been creating works of his own as an independent artist and has worked in several studios around the country. He currently works as a studio assistant at The Studio.

Josie Gluck

Josie Gluck was a member of Dale Chihuly’s and Lino Tagilapietra’s glassblowing teams before earning a master’s of fine art in Designed Objects from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has taught at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Cam Ocagi (Istanbul, Turkey), and Pratt Fine Arts...

Alan Goldfarb has been operating a small glassblowing studio in Burlington, VT, since 1983, producing a line of historically derived tableware. He also creates unique pieces that combine historical forms with elements of contemporary popular culture. His work is included in the collections of the...

Richard Golding

Richard Golding has been involved with glass  since he set up Okra Glass in 1979. He is renowned for his efficient furnaces, glass recipes and designs, and use of iridescence, reduction, color, and surface decoration. In 2010, Golding opened his eighth glass studio and first gallery, Station Glass...

Eric Goldschmidt

Eric Goldschmidt is the Properties of Glass Programs Supervisor at The Corning Museum of Glass. He has been working with flameworked glass since 1996, when his roommate introduced him to the torch. Since then, he has studied with and assisted many of the world’s most talented glass artists. These...

Susan Gott - Photo Credit George Blanchette

Susan Gott has worked in glass for more than 30 years and creates one-of-a-kind, cast glass sculpture that incorporates steel, copper, and stone. Her works embody her interest in mythological symbolism and philosophies from ancient cultures that express the union of human being and nature. Gott...

Katherine Gray is an independent glass artist residing in Seattle, WA. She received an M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design, and has won numerous awards, including the Award of Merit from the Bellevue Art Museum in Washington. Gray is currently a visiting assistant professor in the School...

Rudi Gritsch is an expert in kiln forming. He has more than 25 years of experience with glass. Gritsch is the head of the kiln forming department at the Glasfachschule Kramsach in Austria and is also an independent glass artist. He has been the research and development director at the Bullseye...

Mieke Groot lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where she maintains a studio. Her work is primarily concerned with the exterior of an object. Groot applies enamel in layers and fires the work in stages, creating cracks and tears in the structure of her objects. Her work is represented in...

William Gudenrath

William Gudenrath is a glassblower, scholar, lecturer, and teacher.  He is an authority on historical hot glassworking techniques from ancient Egypt through the Renaissance, and has presented lectures and demonstrations throughout the world. Resident advisor for The Studio, Gudenrath ensures...

Karina Guévin

Karina Guévin studied at Québec University, where she fell in love with glass and started making mixed-media sculptures that included glass. She currently works as a flameworking teacher at Espace Verre and the Red Deer College in Alberta, and has received grants from the Canadian Consul for the...

Amanda Gundy

Amanda Gundy began working with hot glass in 2004 after graduating college with a degree in photography. Immediately drawn to this new medium, she began to study glassblowing at Urbanglass in Brooklyn, NY by taking classes and working with artists as a glassblowing assistant, as well as learning...

André Gutgesell

André Gutgesell began his career as an apprentice glassblower in Neuhaus, Germany. He has studied at the College of Glass in Lauscha, and under Kurt Wallstab. Gutgesell’s objects are displayed in private and public collections, including the Museum of Modern Glass in Coburg and Immenhausen Glass...

Henry Halem has been working in glass since 1968. He was one of the founders of the Glass Art Society. He retired from teaching and now devotes himself to working full time in his studio. His work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. His recent work...

Alex Hamilton is a graduate of Sheridan College in Oakville, ON, and was a resident at Harbourfront Craft Studio in Toronto. He has been a Researcher-in-Residence at The Studio, and a teaching assistant for Emilio Santini since 1997. Hamilton has also taught workshops at Sheridan College and in...

Bob Handley has been working with glass since 1998. He has studied in Murano, Italy, and worked as an assistant at Tsuga Studios in Vermont. He teaches classes at The Studio.

Jiří Harcuba

Jiří Harcuba (1928 - 2013) was widely regarded as a glassmaker who deserved to be called a "legend." He was born into a glassmaking family, and his admiration for the famous 19th-century Bohemian engraver Dominik Biemann led him to learn the craft. He received a classical education in glass and...

An internationally respected artist, James Harmon has worked, primarily in glass, for more than 30 years. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the world. Harmon has presented several lectures and workshops, taught classes in art academies, and received awards for his...

Jamie Harris

Jamie Harris is a glass artist and designer living in New York City. A graduate of Brown University, Harris has studied at many of the most renowned glass schools in the country, including Pilchuck Glass School, Rhode Island School of Design, Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of...

Doni Hatz is a scientific glassblower with many years of experience and has also been applying her scientific glassblowing expertise to artistic flameworking. She has been concentrating on blown beads, sculpture, and goblets.

A self-taught artist who has been working with glass since 1976, John Healey has developed new methods and tools to laminate, grind, and polish glass.  His work has been exhibited internationally, and he makes much of Paul Stankard's cold-worked glass.

Ryan Higgins is an emerging studio artist working in borosilicate glass who shares his love and passion for glass with others. His work has been included in books and videos about flameworking and is exhibited throughout the country.

Kimiake Higuchi

Kimiake Higuchi began exploring the technique of pâte de verre in 1987 with Shin-ichi Higuchi. The Higuchis established many of their original techniques through several years of trial and error. Currently, their work can be seen in many museums and galleries and is collected globally....

Shin-ichi Higuchi

In 1987, Shin-ichi Higuchi began his serious research in the techniques of pâte de verre with Kimiake Higuchi. Neither of them had received any formal training in glass. They established many of their original techniques through several years of trial and error. Their work is represented in many...

Judy Hill

Judy Hill received her BA from the Falmouth School of Art, Falmouth, Cornwall, England, and her MFA from Louisiana State University. She has had numerous solo exhibitions at Grover/Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA, as well as Judy Hill: The Self Transparent, From the Collection of Driek and...

Eric Hilton studied at Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland. He has many years of teaching experience in the United States, England, and Scotland. Hilton's awards include both an NEA fellowship and grant for architectural research. He was a designer at Steuben Glass for over 20 years and has...

Stephanie Holbrook is an assistant facility coordinator at The Studio. She received her bachelor's degree in studio art from Centre College in Danville, KY. In her work, she “takes glass to the extreme and refines it down to a science.” She enjoys all glassworking methods, and incorporates other...

Susan Bane Holland has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, Hartford Art School, Massachusetts College of Art, and Pilchuck Glass School. She received an M.F.A. and a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design. She currently teaches at Massachusetts College of Art in...

Franz X. Höller

Franz X. Höller has studied, lived, and worked in Germany for several years. His work can be seen in the collections of The Corning Museum of Glass; Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Japan; the American Crafts Museum; and several museums throughout Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and France....

Chad Holliday, a recipient of a Fulbright Award to perform research in cold-working techniques at the Secondary School of Glass Making in the Czech Republic, has worked for the Museum of Glass in Tacoma and the Pratt Fine Art Center. He holds an M.F.A. in glass and is an assistant professor at West...

Deborah Horrell is a sculptor with a ceramics background. Her transition to glass occurred as a result of residencies at Pilchuck Glass School and Bullseye Glass Company. She has since been consumed by the material and its endless potential. Horell currently lives in Portland, OR, where she...

Gina Hubler's formal education is in Interior Design, and she holds a degree from Bauder College in Miami. She has also studied in Ravenna, Italy, and achieved the title of Mosaicista. She has traveled extensively and has explored many cultures in Europe and Asia. Hubler has been a...

Dinah Hulet has been a studio artist for more than 25 years, focusing on mosaic glass portraiture. She has lectured and demonstrated at Glass Art Society conferences and paperweight collectors' associations, and has taught workshops at Penland School of Crafts and UrbanGlass. Her work is exhibited...

Lauren Hunt

Lauren Hunt, whose work is inspired by traditional Venetian forms and techniques, has been working with glass since 2008. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA, predominately studying under Emilio Santini and Jack Wax. Immediately after graduating, Lauren moved to Corning,...

Marshall Hyde

Marshall Hyde has been working with glass for over 22 years in a variety of processes, including blowing, kiln forming, flameworking and engraving. Hyde earned his MFA in Glass and Sculpture from SIU Carbondale in 1995. He first began working with the Czech master engraver Jiří Harcuba in 1998, and...

Caitlyn Hyde

Caitlin Hyde lives in Corning, NY, and has been making flameworked glass beads and small sculpture since 1996. She teaches workshops at The Corning Museum of Glass and across the country. Hyde’s background in illustration, textile design, and love of high contrast, rhythmic pattern are evident in...

Beth Hylen

Beth Hylen is reference and education librarian at the Rakow Research Library. She joined the Library in 1978 and has worked in a variety of positions. She holds a B.A. in English from Centre College of Kentucky, Danville, KY. She earned her M.L.S. at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,...

Aaron Jack

Aaron Jack began working with glass as a teenager at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass. His passion for the material eventually inspired him to earn a B.F.A. in glass from Bowling Green State University, Ohio. Upon graduating, Aaron worked at Steuben Glass as an apprentice and worked his...

Dane Jack

A resident of Corning, NY, Dane Jack forms hot glass objects, paying close attention to technique and design. His delicate blown glass vases and lamps feature bold colors and clean lines. Dane began his career at The Corning Museum of Glass as a narrator for the Hot Glass Show. He also worked as a...

Frantisek Janák

Frantisek Janák is a professor at the Secondary School of Glassmaking in Kamenicky Senov, Czech Republic. During his varied career, he has been a glass designer and a freelance glass artist. Janák studied at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague under Stanislav Libenskỳ. He recently spent a year as...

Martin Janecky

Martin Janecky began his career with glass at the age of 13 and later explored sculpting methods in the Czech Republic. By the time he was 20, he was employed by leading artists and designers around the world to assist and to execute specific works. Janecky has served as an instructor, visiting...

Judy Jensen has taught many reverse painting workshops throughout the United States. An internationally exhibited artist, her work is included in numerous public and private collections, including The Royal Ontario Museum, The Los Angeles County Museum, and The Corning Museum of Glass. She has...

G Brian Juk

G Brian Juk combines blown, kiln-cast, and hot-worked solid glass to create forms of beauty. First introduced to hot glass in his hometown of Detroit, MI, G Brian went on to study fine arts at Alfred University in Alfred, NY. By making utilitarian pieces, he feels a deeper connection with the user...

Jessica Jane Julius is an adjunct professor at the Tyler School of Art, Rochester Institute of Technology, with a private studio in South Philadelphia. She is the co-founder and active member of “The Burnt Asphalt Family.” Julius’ work has been featured in the New Glass Review in 2001,...

Dafna Kaffeman photo © R.Okaranza Courtesy of lorch+seidel Contemporary

Dafna Kaffeman earned a master’s in fine arts from the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam. She has presented solo exhibitions at the American University Museum in Washington (2011), Eretz Israel Museum (2013), Keramik Museum Westerwald (2013), and the Lorch+Seidel contemporary  in Berlin (2006, 2010,...

George Kennard

George Kennard has been at the Museum since 2001, after spending eight years working in private studios. He began his tenure at the Museum as an instructor in The Studio, teaching beginning and continuing classes in glassblowing. George enjoys the limitless opportunities for creating with molten...

Brian Kerkvliet has been working with glass since 1977 and has taught workshops in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the United States. He has been a teaching assistant and a scholarship recipient at the Pilchuck Glass School. He now operates Gossamer Glass Studios at Inspiration Farms, a hot...

Ki-Ra Kim

Ki-Ra Kim was instrumental in introducing the Studio Glass movement to Korea. She holds B.F.A. and M.A.E degrees in glass from the Rhode Island School of Design, and is currently a professor in the glass art and design program at Kookmin University in Seoul. Kim distills her daily experiences in...

Alison Kinnaird Photo by Robin Morton

Alison Kinnaird has an international reputation as an artist working in glass. Primarily a wheel-engraver, she has taken this ancient technique in new directions, often combining it with modern technology including optical fiber and LED lighting. Her work ranges from small, intimate pieces to...

Steve Klein Photo by Jason VanFleet

Steve Klein maintains a studio in southern California, where he produces his distinctive kiln-formed and blown work. "My influences are primarily painters: Diebenkorn, Mondrian, Newman, Miro, Pollock, and the ceramist Jun Kaneko," he says. "My work seeks to explore and establish a relationship...

Vladimir Klein, born in Czechoslovakia, studied at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague under Stanislav Libenskỳ. He taught and directed a glassmaking school in Kamenicky Senov and served as a visiting professor at the Toyama Institute of Glass Art. Klein was a designer for Bohemia Crystalex...

Ingalena Klenell - Photo Credit D. Nilsson

Swedish artist Ingalena Klenell has been working with glass since 1976. Her work explores the ideas of fragility and vulnerability, both in the material of glass and in life itself. Klenell sees glass as a way of investigating the limits of techniques and of her own skill and creativity, and of...

John Kobuki - Photo Credit Ed Slawson

John Kobuki has been working with glass since 1995. He is known for making marbles with the compression technique. Kobuki won first place at the Eugene Flame Off competition for marbles, and has been published in 100 Lampworkers and Glass Line Special Edition. He has taught,...

Jesse Kohl began working glass at the age of 14 at Northstar Glassworks in Oregon. He then studied under Suellen Fowler and has acted as her teaching assistant for numerous classes. While employed as the technical director of Northstar Glassworks, Kohl worked at developing colored glass and played...

Lucartha Kohler

Lucartha Kohler’s work has been shown for more than 30 years at a variety of venues, including the Durham Storefront Project, Frank Gallery, and the Lawrence Gallery. Kohler studied at Carnegie Mellon Institute, Moore College of Art, and Penland School of Crafts. Kohler has spent time at the...

Pavel Kopřiva teaching in Frauenau

Pavel Kopřiva is a glass and mixed-media artist living in the Czech Republic. He studied at the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague, with Jiří Harcuba. He has taught at the Glass Art School in Novy Bor. He also has taught sculptural engraving in Bild-Werk Frauenau. Kopriva exhibits...

Jordana Korsen

Jordana Korsen has been working with hot glass for more than 20 years, focusing on functional work with a sculptural touch. As a glassblower, she creates clean forms with a sense of humor. Korsen describes her work as “spontaneous, whimsical and free,” yet “polished, controlled, and technically...

Martin Kremer

Martin Kremer has been working with glass for more than 30 years. His current work includes large sculptures, which have been featured in museum and gallery shows, and a wide range of glass bowls and platters, which are shown at galleries internationally. He has studied blown and fused glass at the...

Jen Kuhn

Jen Kuhn flameworks soda-lime glass beads, specializing in small-scale work with detailed surface decoration. She also explores larger scale beads and encasings, as well as borosilicate sculpture. Her work can be found at the Museum and Soulshine Studio in Corning, as well as in small shops...

Gabriele Küstner - Photo Credit Peter Heller

Gabriele Küstner is internationally renowned for her creative glass-fusing techniques. Much of her work involves the creation of intricate pieces of glass cane that are painted with China paint on the outside. She has studied and assisted at several renowned glass schools, including the Pilchuck...

Lynn LaBarr

Lynn LaBarr has been blowing glass for more than 25 years. He began his career creating beakers, flasks, funnels, and other items used in laboratories for Corning Incorporated and has been at the Museum since 2000. Fascinated by the process of glassblowing and the ability to transform molten glass...

Barry Lafler is a scientific glassblower with more than 30 years of experience. He is a past president of the American Scientific Glassblowing Society. He has taught numerous workshops in the flameworking department at Salem Community College and now teaches at the Art League of Long Island.

Chrissy Lapham

Chrissy Lapham is a local artist who creates mixed-media sculpture using glass, wood, and other materials. Since receiving her B.F.A. from Alfred University in 2005, she has taught glassblowing at The Studio.

Kyle Lavery

Kyle Lavery is a member of the technical team at The Studio. He has been blowing glass since 2006 and earned a bachelor’s degree in visual arts, with a concentration in glass, from Keystone College, LaPlume, PA.

Gayla Lee

Gayla Lee has been working in glass for 12 years. She apprenticed with Baltimore glassblower, Anthony Corradetti and has taken many glassblowing and kiln-forming classes at The Studio. Ms Lee was The Studio's artist in residence in May of 2010. She currently lives in Annapolis, Maryland where she...

Jiyong Lee

Jiyong Lee is a studio artist and educator who lives and works in Carbondale, Illinois. An associate professor of art at Southern Illinois University, Lee has headed the glass program there since 2005. Lee was born and raised in South Korea. He earned his MFA from the Rochester Institute of...

Silvia Levenson

Silvia Levenson believes her work is an expression of her soul. She uses glass not for its natural beauty, but for its potential as a narrative medium. Born in Argentina, Levenson has been living in Italy since 1981. She received the Rakow Commission Award from The Corning Museum of Glass in 2004...

An object-maker, Reddy Lieb works with recycled glass to create conceptual and functional work. Based in San Fransico, she was a resident at the Sanitary Fill Company, and has completed a public arts commission for Glen Park Library, among other installations. Lieb earned an M.F.A. from California...

Beth Lipman

Beth Lipman is known for her works in glass that generally pay homage to still-life paintings from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Continuing her exploration of material culture as a means to understand desire and consumption, she investigated and recreated Victorian decorative arts during her 2011...

Kristina Logan

Kristina Logan is recognized internationally for her precisely patterned and delicate glass beads. She travels throughout the world teaching workshops and lecturing on contemporary glass beads and jewelry. Her work is in the collections of The Smithsonian Museum of American Art; Renwick Gallery;...

Alicia Lomné (Photo by Nancy Wiesser)

Alicia Lomné is an artist living and working on Whidbey Island, WA. Lomné has spent the last 15 years exploring and developing her own unique style of the kiln casting technique, pâte de verre. She has exhibited her work nationally and has participated in shows with The Kentucky Museum of Art and...

Quinn Luestner

Quinn Luestner is a contemporary artist focused on producing beautifully designed functional and sculptural objects in hot glass and paintings on flat glass windows, panels and tiles. Her daily studio practice involves many different glassworking processes, including glassblowing at the furnace,...

Philadelphia-based artist Christopher Lydon makes organically inspired sculptural and vessel forms as well as works with intense color contrasts that reference street art and anime.

Nonnie Lyketsos

Nonnie Lyketsos is an artist from Baltimore, MD. She specializes in original, custom-designed glass panels, awards, and serving pieces. Many of her pieces are made of layers of thick glass, with scores of small, handmade glass parts assembled and repeatedly fired in a kiln.

Jeff Mack

Jeff Mack's career as a glassmaker has offered him a variety of opportunities, from factory production to working and studying with world-renowned glass artists. He has been the manager of the Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art, as well as a glassblower and instructor at Henry Ford Museum...

Nathan Macomber received a self-designed B.A. in glass from Prescott College in Arizona. He has taught numerous private classes throughout his career and is currently setting up his own private studio in New Hampshire where he will continue to teach and explore his own work.

Sheila Mahut’s career spans more than 25 years, during which she has exhibited internationally, and successfully developed many series of blown and kiln-cast glass. She has taught at Sheridan College and Sir Sanford Fleming College, as well as at numerous workshops in North America.

Joanna Manousis

Joanna Manousis has worked, studied, and taught in Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and has received a number of scholarships and awards for her blown and kiln-cast sculpture. These include a Bombay Sapphire nomination, the Frabel award for “Best Artist,” and a finalist entry in “E...

Tink Martin is best known for her intricate, blown soft-glass vessels and other hollow forms. Her work has been featured in regional exhibits, and is included in museum collections worldwide. She is an experienced and passionate educator, and teaches at the School of Art and Design, at the Toledo...

He received his B.F.A. from Kent State University in 1998. Since then he has worked in private studios, taught glassblowing classes, and demonstrated glassblowing for the National Heisey Glass Museum in Ohio.

Iwao Matsushima is a lecturer at the Toyama City Institute of Glass Art and a faculty member at Okayama University, both in Japan. He taught himself the ancient art of core forming, and his work has been exhibited in museums and shows worldwide. His demonstration at the Glass Art Society conference...

Mark Matthews

Mark Matthews has become internationally recognized for his mastery of the glass sphere.  He began handling molten glass for aesthetic purposes in 1974 while studying with Henry Halem at Kent State University. The sphere, with its minimal physicality, has become the one factor unifying Matthews’...

Linda McCollumn

Linda McCollumn has worked with glass for more than 18 years, exploring many techniques including fusing, sandblasting, diamond-etched and kiln-fired enamels, stained glass, and Precious Metal Clay. She has been a bead instructor in The Studio’s Make Your Own Glass workshop since 2002.

David McDermott

David McDermott has 40 years of glassworking experience, predominately working with leaded glass in Sandwich, MA. He has handcrafted custom glass for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the film industry, and for many heads of state.  For the last 10...

Josiah McElheny received his B.F.A. in glass from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has studied with Lino Tagliapietra and Jan-Eric Ritzman. McElheny, who lives in Seattle, has worked with such artists as Richard Marquis, Dante Marioni, and Dale Chihuly. His works have been exhibited...

Christopher McElroy received his B.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has exhibited extensively in the United States, and has taught flameworking workshops at Red Deer College, Kyoto University of Art and Design, the Penland School of Crafts, and the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design....

William McGrath has been working with hot glass for more than 20 years and operates an enameling and fusing studio in Rochester, NY. His colorful fused glass bowls and platters are featured in many national and international galleries.

D.H. McNabb

DH McNabb grew up as a son of a military officer in Tampa, FL.  His eyes often wandered the globe in his father’s den, seeking to find where his parents had lived and traveled. He dreamt that he too would travel and glass has done just that. Glass has enabled him to see and to learn: a world, a...

Eric Meek

Eric Meek has been a  gaffer at the Museum since 2005, and now manages the Museum's hot glass programs. After graduating from Bowling Green State University, Eric worked at the production studio at the Henry Ford Museum. He went on to receive his M.F.A. from Kent State University and taught at the...

Robert Mickelsen has taught extensively at major glass schools including the Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Crafts, and UrbanGlass. He has filmed and produced two videos on his flameworking process and published numerous technical and historical articles on flameworking. He is currently...

Helen Millard is one of Britain’s finest contemporary cameo glass engravers and, though she has been deeply influenced by historical glassmaking and engraving techniques, she has developed her own style. Using stunning color combinations, she depicts her love of nature, ranging from the delicacy of...

John Miller

John Miller has been working in glass for more than 20 years and focuses on blown sculpture. He earned his M.F.A. at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and has worked at Pilchuck Glass School for 15 years. He exhibits internationally, lectures and demonstrates nationally, and is an...

Donna Milliron's life is completely encased in glass: she combines her knowledge in cold work, fusing, lampworking, pâte de verre, and casting glass to create award winning works of art. Her works have been in museum shows in the United States, Europe, and Japan, and are in the permanent...

Kari Minnick

Kari Minnick holds a degree in studio art from the University of California at Davis, and has been an exhibiting artist and educator for more than 25 years. Collected internationally, Minnick’s works are in private, corporate, and embassy collections. She owns the Kari Minnick Art Glass Studio, LLC...

James Minson is a third-generation glassworker. His grandparents, who were scientific glassblowers in London, established the Minson Scientific Company in Sydney, Australia. Minson has degrees from the Sydney College of Art and Tama University in Tokyo, where he studied on a research scholarship...

Dan Mirer

Dan Mirer develops a dialogue between design and craft, to create designs that combine processes. Mirer makes elegantly shaped vessels, including a unique series of functional and decorative hand-blown bottles. His work has been shown at UrbanGlass, Bellevue Art Museum, and in the Smithsonian Craft...

Klaus Moje is the founding director of the glass workshop at the Canberra School of Art. He received his master's certificate from Rheinbach and Hadamar, Germany. In 1997, he was honored by UrbanGlass for his innovations in glassworking. His work is exhibited in many public and private collections...

James Mongrain was introduced to glass at Moorhead State University in Minnesota, and later studied glassblowing at Massachusetts College of Art and the Appalachian Center for Crafts. He has worked with Jim Dine, Kiki Smith, Jeff Koons, Robert Wilson, and Walter Lieberman. In 1997, Mongrain opened...

Jessi Moore

Jessi Moore, originally from Seattle, has worked and studied in Washington, Illinois, Hawaii, New York, and Denmark. Moore has been the recipient of numerous awards including scholarships to study at Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Craft, and The Studio. She has also served on the board of...

Nick Mount has been in the vanguard of the Australian hot-glass movement since he was introduced to the medium in art school in 1974. He has worked primarily as a private, studio-based designer and glassblower, and he is noted for his design and manufacture of a wide range of glass products, as...

Danish-born Tobias Møhl began his glassblowing career as an apprentice and became a master glassblower while with Holmegaard in Denmark. He has worked as an independent artist for more than 20 years. Møhl has taken master classes with Lino Tagliapietra and Checco Ongaro at Pilchuck Glass School and...

Margaret Neher began working with glass in 1984. A seven-time NICHE award finalist, and two-time winner, she is best known for her finely detailed orchids that are prized by orchid growers for their realism, and have been said to “capture the soul” of the orchid.

Gerry Newcomb creates sculpture and kiln cast glass in his Seattle studio. In 1996, he received a fellowship from the Creative Glass Center in Wheaton Village and a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission.

Catharine Newell (Photo by Cary Newell)

Catharine Newell, recognized for her distinctive figurative work using glass powders, exhibits her unique approach to kiln working internationally.  An ardent educator, Newell’s teaching history includes Master classes at Pilchuck Glass School, North Lands Glass and Corning, as well as venues...

Working with layers of fine colored-glass powders, Jo Newman builds up subtle glass surfaces that are enhanced by the inherent luminosity of the glass. Her recent series of drawings and prints aim to capture the rhythm and spirit of a landscape, or the fragility of a feather. This has led her to a...

Pavel Novak

Pavel Novak was born in the Czech Republic. There, he trained as a cold worker and was employed at the Glass School in Novy Bor, where he taught cold working techniques. Novak immigrated to the United States in 2000, and currently lives and works in New Jersey where he makes his line of jewelry and...

Petr Novotny

Petr Novotny studied glass manufacturing and glass technology at Apprentice Glass Centre and Secondary Industrial School in Novy Bor, and works for world-class artists and designers, including Renè Roubicek, Dale Chihuly, Marvin Lipofsky, Edward Leibovitz, and Willem Heesen. He teaches at the Glass...

James Nowak is a Seattle-based glass artist who has worked with Dale Chihuly, Dante Marioni, and William Morris. His work is highly decorated with canes and murrine, and he takes his inspiration from the raw grandeur of the maritime Pacific Northwest. He often teaches at the Pratt Fine Arts Center...

Joel O’Dorisio’s work concentrates on traditional blown glasswork and cast sculptural glass. He explores the world through a combination of video and sculpture. O’Dorisio’s studio and gallery are located in Corning, NY. He received his M.F.A. from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred...

Nikki O'Neill - Cold working wheel work with the lathe

Nikki O’Neill has been working with glass for more than 25 years, and currently uses kiln-forming techniques to create sculpture and vessels from recycled glass. She enjoys exploring glass, a medium that combines science and nature. O’Neill has taught and exhibited her work throughout the United...

Tina Oldknow, Curator of Modern Glass

Tina Oldknow has been the curator of modern glass since 2000 and she is responsible for all curatorial aspects of the glass collections dating from 1900 to the present. During her time at the Museum, she has reinstalled the Modern Glass and Contemporary Glass Galleries, and curated many exhibitions...

Alyssa Oxley

Alyssa Oxley has experience in advertising and graphic design, and maintains an active, independent art studio of her own. She has been working with kilnformed glass for more than 10 years. She has worked in Kremer Glass Studio in Pound Ridge, NY, and has been a teaching assistant for many classes...

Roger Parramore has been working with glass since he was 10 years old. His early experience with a home-built furnace led to formal training as a scientific glassblower. Parramore’s current work reflects his fascination with the form and romance of traditional Italian glassware. His work has been...

Richard Parrish Photo by Rab Cummings

Richard Parrish operates a studio for kiln-glass in Bozeman, MT, and teaches kiln-forming classes around the world. His glasswork includes speculative work, functional objects, architectural installations, and design elements. Parrish was awarded best artist in his category at the Western Design...

One of Europe’s most outstanding engravers on glass, Roger Pennell is well known internationally. He is honorary professor at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague and a visiting professor of glass studies at the University of Wolverhampton in England. His work is in the collections of major glass...

Matthew Day Perez Photo by Kate Nixon

Matthew Day Perez earned a master’s of fine arts from the Rhode Island School of Design. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to complete research at the Australian National University. This research culminated in two successful solo shows in 2012. He has lectured at Sydney College of the Arts,...

Jayne Persico

Jayne Persico has been a designer and innovator in glass for more than 25 years, as well as a teacher for more than a decade. She has created a kiln-formed bracelet technique, trademarked a glass embossing system, and developed precision tools to support her processes. Persico has worked with...

Marc Petrovic

Marc Petrovic has been a full-time studio artist since 1991. He works primarily with glass and strives to make content driven work that stresses the idea at its core. Petrovic states, “My pieces revolve around ideas that both intrigue and befuddle me. The work serves as a way to contain and...

Kenny Pieper

Kenny Pieper devotes his expertise to the tradition of Italian glass. Pieper began his work at Penland School of Crafts and returned there after receiving his B.F.A. from California College of Art and Design and working 16 years in the San Francisco Bay area. His focus is glass vessels and...

Brett Pierce has been a flameworker for more than 15 years. He works in both the scientific and artistic arenas, and he is employed as a scientific glassblower at Eastman Kodak in Rochester, NY.

Trevor Pierce

Trevor Pierce is a three-dimensional artist from the hills of the Alfred, NY, area. In 2012, he received his BFA from Alfred University, receiving dean’s list honors and an art on campus award. He is currently building his own studio.

Born in Durban, South Africa, Mike Plane moved with his family to Australia, then to rural Pennsylvania a few years later. He began experimenting with glass in 1994, while he was working as a chef in Vermont. In 1998, Plane began an 18-month apprenticeship with Gallager, learning off-hand glass...

Susan Plum is a studio artist residing in Berkeley, CA. She has taught workshops at the Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Crafts, and UrbanGlass, as well as at The Studio. Her work can be seen in many museums. Plum has recently exhibited her work at the Maurine Littleton Gallery, the Austin...

Edward Poore has been cutting, restoring, and engraving glass for more than 35 years, and has operated his own studio for nearly 30. He has worked on countless art glass restoration projects for museums as well as private collectors, and has worked collaboratively with many well-known glass artists...

Sallie Portnoy has worked in glass and ceramics for more than 20 years. She has taught glass fusing, slumping, casting, moldmaking, mosaics, and ceramics to children and adults. Highly energetic and enthusiastic, she inspires students to realize their potential and to push past their self-imposed...

Stephen Rolfe Powell received his B.A. degree in painting and ceramics at Centre College and an M.F.A. degree in ceramics at Louisiana State University. He has participated in workshops, demonstrations, and lectures all over the United States, and in Russia, Ukraine, Australia, and New Zealand. The...

Angus Powers works with blown and cast glass sculpture, installations, and functional wares. His work pushes the viewer to consider multiple interpretations, challenging set notions of logic, scale, and perception. Powers is currently assistant professor of glass in the New York State College of...

Josh Powers has been flameworking glass for several years. He has worked as a flameworker for The Studio and currently owns World Glass, a glass supply shop in Corning, NY.

Pike Powers studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Yale University School of Art. Since 1993, she has been program director at the Pilchuck Glass School. She has taught at various art schools, held numerous seminars, and exhibited in both solo and group shows in the United States and...

Lynda Pownall-Carlson’s studies have taken her to the University of Mexico in Mexico City, Nazareth College in Rochester, and The Studio. She and Kurt Carlson run Carlson Glassworks together, with a focus on hot sculpted heads that are sandblasted and painted with enamels, in addition to glass...

Janusz Poźniak

Janusz Poźniak has been blowing glass for more than 28 years, working with some of the best artists and glassblowers in the world. He has worked closely with Dante Marioni for many years, and shares a studio with him in Seattle. For almost two decades, he has taught at many of the schools in...

Sally Prasch's works have been exhibited nationally. She started working in glass with Lloyd Moore in 1970. She received a B.F.A. from the University of Kansas, and she also earned degrees in applied science and scientific glass technology. Prasch has taught flameworking at UrbanGlass, the Penland...

Jong-Pil Pyun is a young artist who explores sculptural possibilities in glass. He received his B.F.A. degree from Hanyang University and his M.F.A. degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. He works as a representative of the Sung-Jin glass company in Korea.

Manny Quinones has been blowing glass for more than 20 years. He has owned a glass studio and worked for other glass artists in Corning, NY.

Doug Randall

Douglas Randall began his glass career in 1973. After receiving his B.S. from Ohio State University, he interned for three years with a California-based glass design and production company. He has worked and studied at Bullseye Glass and the Pilchuck Glass School. Randall maintains his studio in...

Kirstie Rea

Kirstie Rea is a former board member for the Glass Art Society, current board member of Ausglass, and has exhibited internationally. She established her glass studio in Canberra in 1987 and has taught at venues including Pilchuck Glass School, The Studio, and Vetro Ricerca School in Italy. Her work...

Asya Reznikov holds degrees from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, and is an installation artist working primarily with glass. A former artist in residence at The Studio, she has received many prestigious scholarships and awards that have enabled her to pursue her work. She lives in...

Kait Rhoads Corning Museum of Glass Artist-in-Residence

Kait Rhoads received a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design and has taught at the New Orleans School of GlassWorks. She lives in Seattle, where she is a member of the faculty at the Pratt Fine Arts Center. She has also worked as an assistant to Sonja Blomdahl. Rhoads was an Artist-in-...

Christopher Rice has been flameworking since 1999, and has studied with Robert Mickelsen, Milon Townsend, and Eric Goldschmidt. He currently operates C.N.Y. Glass Studio in Boonville, NY, with his wife, Jacquelyn.

Ross Richmond

Ross Richmond started working with glass in 1991 at the Cleveland Institute of Art. He is considered one of the top glass sculptors in the field today, and has worked with (and for) some of the greatest glass and non-glass artists, including William Morris, Jane Rosen, Preston Singletary, KeKe...

Dara Riegel

Dara Riegel, the president of Unbiased Communications, is a marketing professional, a wordsmith, and an eagle-eyed editor, who takes great satisfaction in finding creative ways to solve complex problems. She has worked with a wide variety of companies and organizations in both corporate and non-...

A New Zealand native, Ann Robinson specialized in glassblowing and bronze casting at Auckland University. After nine years working at Sunbeam Glass Works, the glassblowing cooperative she co-founded, Robinson went on to combine her interest in bronze casting with her appreciation for the qualities...

Michael Rogers is associate professor and head of the Glass Department at Aichi University of Education in Japan. His work is in the permanent collections of several museums in Japan and the United States. Rogers curated Streams of Light, a Japanese glass art exhibition at the Grand Crystal Museum...

Tim Rogers

Tim Rogers was the former head of Glass Studies at the Harley School in Rochester, NY, where he taught flameworking to middle and upper school students. He has degrees in fine art and teaching, and has been working with glass for seven years. He now works and resides in California. 

Eric Rose is dedicated to the development of artistic flameworking. He is skilled in a variety of flameworking techniques using both soft and hard glass.

Alexander Rosenberg

Alexander Rosenberg is an artist and educator in the Crafts Department at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He received a B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design’s Glass program and has been fascinated with the material ever since. After a period of freelance fabrication and assisting...

Erica Rosenfeld

Erica Rosenfeld, a freelance glassmaker and member of the “Burnt Asphalt Family,” teaches glass fusing and roll-ups at glass studios and craft institutions, including The Studio and UrbanGlass. She has assisted Klaus Moje and has studied with Scott Chaseling and Kirstie Rea. She used her October...

Dino Rosin is a master of the solid working technique. He worked for many years with his late brother, Loredano, creating large free-form glass sculptures. Rosin's work is shown in many galleries throughout the world. He has taught workshops at the Pilchuck Glass School, UrbanGlass, and other glass...

Martin Rosol

Martin Rosol came to the United States in 1988 to pursue his career as a sculptor, a path unavailable to him in Czechoslovakia before Vaclav Havel and the Velvet Revolution transformed the country. Rosol, like many Czech glassworkers, learned his trade in a company school set up to train craftsmen...

Richard Royal has taught extensively throughout the United States and abroad. In 1988, he received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and in 1989, he was commissioned to make the Washington Governor's Arts Award. Royal work is exhibited internationally and is included in many...

Amy Rueffert Corning Museum of Glass Artist-in-Residence

Amy Rueffert is an independent glass artist residing in Urbana, IL. She earned a B.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. Since then, she has pursued independent studies at Ohio State University, Pilchuck Glass School, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts as a scholarship student and a...

Kari Russell-Pool (Photo by Marc Petrovic)

Kari Russell-Pool works from her studio in Connecticut. She graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art and has taught in the United States and Japan, including at Pilchuck Glass School. She considers herself mainly a flameworker and is interested in the transformation of object into heirloom....

Amy Ruza

Amy Ruza takes her inspiration from the natural world for her art forms. She studied at New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and served as an assistant at the Museum’s Hot Glass Show. She currently works for The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.

Debra Ruzinsky received her B.A. in design from the University of California at Los Angeles, and her M.F.A. in glass sculpture from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). She taught glass at RIT, the University of Oregon, and O AT KA Glass Studio. Her work is part of the permanent collection...

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...

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...

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...

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 has been working with glass for more than 20 years. He maintains a studio in Ithaca, NY, where he is a teacher and a maker of stained glass panels and lamps. He also markets a line of giftware nationally.

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...

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...

Lino Tagliapietra

Lino Tagliapietra was the 1996 recipient of the prestigious Rakow Commission of The Corning Museum of Glass. Tagliapietra, who is also a Fellow of the Museum, has played a major role in introducing Venetian glassworking techniques in the Far East, Australia, Europe, and North and South America. He...

Debbie Tarsitano

Debbie Tarsitano founded Tarsitano Studio with her father in 1976 in Valley Stream, NY. The studio is currently located in Westford, MA. Her studies have included glassmaking and brush painting domestically and abroad. Her work has been exhibited in the Flint Institute of Art, the John Nelson...

Delores Taylor - Photo Credit Roger Schreiber

Delores Taylor has been a glassmaker for more than 30 years. She has studied a variety of techniques with numerous teachers worldwide, and specializes in pâte de verre sculptures. Her teaching and lecturing has brought her across the United states, China, and Great Britain. She was awarded...

Chris Taylor was born in 1970 in Tehran, Iran. He has been working with glass since 1993 and will receive his M.F.A. at the end of 2002. He has traveled and worked extensively in Europe, especially in Denmark. Taylor has taught workshops at Glass Axis and the Cleveland Institute of Art, both in...

Michael Taylor work is represented in such international collections as the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, The Corning Museum of Glass, and the Museum für Kunsthandwerk (Germany). He has received awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fulbright-Haynes...

Leo Tecosky

Leo Tecosky’s art focuses on traditional glassblowing and neon bending techniques. He also explores the screen printing process and found-art sculptural installations. He attended New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and most recently, The School of Visual Arts. Tecosky is an...

Roger Thomas began to work with stained glass in California in 1973, and a decade later, he turned to fusing. In 1988, he moved his studio to Portland, OR, where he continues to experiment with fused glass as a pictorial medium and to develop methods of dealing with what he calls “the fused glass...

Cappy Thompson

Cappy Thompson has been painting glass since 1976. She started her career as a stained glass painter and became internationally recognized for her reverse-painted narratives on glass using the grisaille (or gray-tonal) painting technique.  Her works have been shown and collected...

Nancy Tobey has been beadmaking since 1996 and today is a full-time glass bead artist and teacher. She has taught and exhibited throughout New England, and is an active member of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers, serving on the board of directors from 1999 until 2002.

Cesare Toffolo

Cesare Toffolo was born in Venice in 1961 and comes from a family of well-known master glassmakers in Murano. At the age of fourteen he started working in his father’s studio where he learned the fundamentals of lampworking. With his inventive spirit and his own avant-garde technique, Toffolo...

Cynthia Toops is a full-time artist and jeweler who had been working with polymer clay for more than 25 years. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the United States, and is widely published in books and magazines. She earned a B.F.A. from the University of Washington and was...

Gianni Toso

Gianni Toso is descended from a long and distinguished line of Muranese glassblowers. A renowned maestro in Venice during the 1960s and 1970s, he was one of the first to share his immense knowledge of glassmaking. In addition to being a celebrated virtuoso of lampworked sculpture, he has...

Milon Townsend

Milon Townsend has been working with glass for more than 35 years, in flameworking, cold working, and kiln casting. He is the author of numerous books, videos, and articles on glass, art, and marketing. He frequently presents at workshops, classes, and conferences and his work is represented in...

Victor Trabucco

Victor Trabucco began working with glass in 1974 after seeing a flameworker make a sculpture. He knew this was what he wanted to do for his life’s work. Trabucco says that “Glass is the ultimate challenge; it has properties of no other material and offers the artist possibilities that are inspiring...

Pamina Traylor is a lecturer at the California College of Arts and Crafts. She received her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College, began studying glass at San Francisco State University, and received her M.F.A. in glass sculpture from Rochester Institute of Technology. In 1995, she was awarded a fellowship...

Stephanie Trenchard (Photo by Jeremy Popelka)

Stephanie Trenchard works out of the Wisconsin studio that she shares with husband, Jeremy Popelka. An oil painter as well as a glass artist, Trenchard holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting from Illinois State University. She works primarily with cast glass sculptures, providing...

Heather Trimlett

Heather Trimlett has been creating flameworked objects full time since 1992 in El Cajon, CA. She designs colorful and illustrious glass beads, marbles, buttons, and jewelry which have been featured in many beadmaking publications. Trimlett’s work has been featured in many beadmaking publications....

Matt Tyner (Photo by Julie Delaney)

Matt Tyner is a glass artist based in the mountains of Western North Carolina. He began blowing glass in 2006 with his wife, and has been working professionally in the field ever since. He is driven by the passion to discover and pioneer glass techniques and has a breadth of knowledge regarding...

Jennifer Umphress

Jennifer Umphress’ work often draws inspiration from her environment. Born and raised in California, she began working with glass in 2000 while living in Hawaii. Umphress now lives and works in Kingston, Washington, where the Pacific Ocean continues to influence her work. “Although my inspiration...

Jeremy Unterman

Jeremy Unterman began working with glass in 1999. He received a B.F.A. from the Tyler School of Art, and is currently a member of the technical team at The Studio.

Matthew Urban

Matthew Urban attended the Philadelphia College of Art and Design, where he studied industrial design and glass. After completing his B.F.A., he worked at the Tyler School of Art, and the Philadelphia College of Art and Design. Urban has been a production assistant for Michael Schunke at Nine Iron...

Emma Varga has created a diverse body of sculptural work using her complex and laborious multiple-layer technique. Her creative process is a highly focused, but incredibly calming, game in which she “plays” with thousands of tiny glass elements that are strategically assembled with precision, to...

Wallace Venable is an engineer and glassworker. He has perfected a technique for transferring images onto glass, which he introduced at The Studio.

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.

Yoko Yagi has been working with glass for more than 25 years and has been using fused-glass techniques since 1991. Her intricate work is exhibited in major galleries in the United States and Japan, and is collected worldwide.

Loretta Yang co-founded Liuligongfang with Chang Yi in 1987. They discovered that their preferred production method of pâte de verre lost wax casting was an existing ancient Chinese technique. Yang creates sculptured works in glass which are richly imbued with a traditional Chinese artistic...

Harumi Yukutake received her B.B.A. from Tama Art University in Tokyo, Japan, and her M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI. She is currently on the faculty of Toyama City Institute of Glass Art in Toyama, Japan. She is the recipient of numerous awards and has been...

Christina Zawadecki has been working with glass since 1998 and specializes in flameworked glass jewelry. She teaches and exhibits her work throughout the United States.

Lisa Zerkowitz (Photo by Russell Johnson)

Seattle-based artist Lisa Zerkowitz’s early works were based on childhood memory, creating what she describes as “landscapes through the eyes of a child.” Later series have been inspired by nature and combine her background in printmaking with her passion for glass. Zerkowitz has taught at glass...

Jen Zitkov

Jen Zitkov is a graduate of Bowling Green State University where she earned a B.F.A. degree in glass and jewelry. She works primarily at the torch, creating glass beads that are used in jewelry.