Biography: Mark Ditzler

Mark Ditzler
Mark Ditzler

Mark Ditzler, a Seattle-based artist specializing in kiln-fired glass for art and architecture, has taught classes around the world, including The Studio in Corning. He has degrees in fine art and industrial design, and his work is regularly commissioned and displayed nationwide.

In September 2017, Ditzler will collaborate with Wayne Strattman at The Studio for the Instructor Collaborative Residency. The two first met at 2015 at the Pilchuck Glass School, where Strattman was teaching a course on plasma neon.

He sees this residency as an opportunity for a “cross-over” between their styles of glassmaking. The two plan to create kiln-formed neon panels and glass sculpture, utilizing the techniques that initially brought them together.