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Biography: Jason Howard

Jason Howard
Jason Howard

R. Jason Howard is a glass artist who specializes in borosilicate flameworking. He lives in Skaneateles, New York, blowing glass full time and running his production studio, Cicada Glassworks. Howard first began working with glass in 1996 while at Hamilton College, with glass artist Robert Palusky. After a two-year internship as Hamilton's ceramic studio technician, he received a scholarship to The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass. There, he studied glassblowing and flameworking for the next several years, having the opportunity to work with artists such as Cesare Toffolo and Robert Mickelsen. He has also worked as a technical and artistic consultant for Northstar Glassworks, developing and reformulating colored borosilicate glasses.

Well-known in the flameworking community as a teacher, Howard is sought after for custom tuning and modifying German torches. He also demonstrates and lectures at conferences, and holds workshops and private classes, most recently in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan. Howard's work is exhibited internationally in museums and galleries such as the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, the Museum of Art and Design in NYC, the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington, Kittrell-Riffkind Artglass in Dallas, and Pismo Gallery in Denver. His work is also featured in the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Cafesjian Center for the Arts in Yerevan, Armenia, and the Kobe Lampworking Museum in Kobe, Japan. He has won and has been nominated for the NICHE awards numerous times.