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

Amy Waldman 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 also teaches intermediate and advanced glassworking classes across Canada and the United States. She is largely self-taught,...

Jody Danner Walker

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 world, in universities, private studios, and glass schools, including the The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts...

Pati Walton has been creating flameworked glass beads since 1992. She is most widely known for her aquarium beads and scenes of mountains, deserts, and gardens. Walton makes intricate canes called murrine which she incorporates into her work. She was featured in a book on how to create...

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 an artist and head of the glass program at The Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts in Richmond, Va. He earned his BFA from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, and his MFA from Rhode Island School of Design. He has taught at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art...

Amy West (Photo by Luigi Camozzo)

Amy L. West studied fine arts at Escuela de Bellas Artes, Universidad Central, Quito, Ecuador. She continued her artistic pursuits in book arts at the San Francisco Center for the Book as student, staff member, and volunteer. During this time, she also studied one-on-one with master calligrapher,...

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 was fortunate to discover the thrill of working with hot molten glass at the age of 16 in Liberal, Kansas. In 2012, she graduated with a BFA from Emporia State University, where she studied glass under Patrick Martin and Roberta Eichenberg, as well as many guest glass artists who...

Mary White teaching Kiln Fusion techniques at Pilchuck, 2003

Mary Bayard White is focused on combining art and environmental issues. She earned her MFA 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 there....

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 MFA in sculpture from the University of Illinois. Whiteley’s work focuses primarily on cast glass and explores voids as the primary...

Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen (Photo by Russell Johnson)

A testimony to her love of nature, Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen’s work is the result of countless hours of observation and decades being immersed in the in the glass-working experience. Jasen Johnsen, alongside his substantial glass sculpting skills, is also accomplished in metalworking and tool...

David Willis

David Willis began flameworking in 1994, after receiving a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, 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...

Lindsay Woodruff

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