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Doug Randall

Douglas Randall began his glass career in 1973. After receiving his BS 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, who emigrated from the USSR at age 5, received her MFA from Hunter College, New York City; her BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston; and studied in Berlin, Germany; Wolvenhampton, England; and New York. She is an installation and sculptural artist working in glass and...

Kait Rhoads (Photo by Ian Lewis)

Kait Rhoads is best-known for her innovative use of Venetian blown glass techniques, such as murrine and filigrana, which she has applied to sculptural forms as well as to vessels. Her process involves weaving pieces of blown and cut glass tubes with copper wire to create flexible...

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, New York, with his wife, Jacquelyn.

Ross Richmond

Ross Richmond discovered glass in 1991 during his time at the Cleveland Institute of Art, where he received a BFA in glass, with a minor in metals. 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,...

Astrid Riedel

Originally a goldsmith, Astrid Riedel has been working with glass for more than 12 years. She has an insatiable need to push the boundaries in glass bead art. She likes to try new techniques with beads, some from the glassblowing world, and some from other art influences. Riedel loves to create...

Anna Riley

Anna Riley is a visual artist whose work emerges from a strong desire for material research. By recreating or altering the circumstances of material manufacture, whether reversing the coloration in glass, or making lime using antiquated burning methods, she considers common preconceptions...

Michele Rinaldo is one of a few masters of cameo glass. He learned to paint at an early age and, in 1979, went on to study at the Art Institute of Venice. While there, he worked with stained glass, cold-worked decoration, and engraving with both hand-held point tools and traditional engraving...

Annukka Ritalahti

Annukka Ritalahti comes from Tampere, Finland, and has worked with art glass in various forms since 1980. Her largest public works are in Finland, and her art has found its way to private homes all over the world. Ritalahti creatively combines different techniques into her work resulting in a...

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

Michael Rogers has spent the past decade teaching in the glass program at the Rochester Institute of Technology’s (RIT) School for American Crafts. For 11 years prior to that, he was the associate professor and head of the Glass Department at Aichi University of Education in Japan. He presents...

Tim Rogers

Tim Rogers was the former head of Glass Studies at the Harley School in Rochester, New York, 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. While...

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 BFA 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. Born in Venice, Italy, he moved with his family to the island of Murano at the age of two months. At 12, Rosin left school and began to work as an apprentice at the Barovier and Toso glass works where he remained until he joined his brothers at...

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...

Leslie Rowe-Israelson has worked in glass for over 25 years. She has taught workshops in Canada and the United States. She was a professional artist in residence at the Pilchuck Glass School in 2005.

Richard Royal, a native of the Northwest, began working as a glass sculptor in 1978 at the Pilchuck Glass School, located north of Seattle. After spending a number of years as a ceramist, Royal was attracted to a new artistic movement and worked his way through the ranks to find himself as one of...

Amy Rueffert Corning Museum of Glass Artist-in-Residence

Amy Rueffert has worked in glass since 1994. She earned her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and her MFA at Mills College in Oakland, where she studied with Ron Nagle. Her work is in the collection of The Corning Museum of Glass, Tacoma Museum of Glass, Glasmuseet Ebeloft in Denmark, Shanghai...

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 Rockwell Museum in Corning, N.Y.

Jaromír Rybák was trained at the Secondary School of Applied Arts in Zelezny Brod and the Academy of Applied Arts, where he studied with Stanislav Libensky. Under Libensky, Rybák was schooled in using the mold-melting process and then employing cold-working techniques to enhance the inherent...