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Biography: Ian Messenger Schmidt

Ian Messenger Schmidt
Ian Messenger Schmidt

Ian Messenger Schmidt, the son of two glass artists, grew up in Toledo, Ohio, home to the American Studio Glass movement. In 2010, he graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology’s School for American Craftsmen with a B.F.A. in glass sculpture. Ian is proud to be working for the Museum, which houses his parents’ works in glass, and guides and shapes the education and commemoration of glass.