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Mark Abildgaard

Mark Abildgaard received a BA in Art from San Francisco State University in 1979 and a MFA from the University of Hawaii in 1984. After graduating from the University of Hawaii, Abildgaard worked as an artist-in-residence at the Tokyo Glass Art Institute in Japan and at Sculpture Space in Utica,...

Originally trained in anthropology, Daniel Adams is intrigued with the history of glass and the use of beads in the world’s various cultures. Warring States beads were his initial inspiration, but he has translated tribal design, contemporary design and natural history into his beads. He often...

Chris Ahalt

Chris Ahalt is a flameworker with 19 years experience. In 2005, he apprenticed under master flameworker, Cesare Toffolo, in Murano, Italy. There he learned many of the Venetian techniques for cups and vessels that have given him the building blocks to create glass of the highest quality. Ahalt has...

Dean Allison

Inspired by the people and relationships that shape who we are, Dean Allison creates portrait sculptures through lost-wax casting to explore how physical attributes influence personal perspectives and judgements toward others. Through his process, he celebrates intrinsic beauty through physical...

Avery Anderson has been a studio artist for the past 19 years, specializing in fused glass techniques. Her work explores surface treatment techniques, focusing on animal imagery, and may be found in private collections and galleries.

Catherine Ayers

Catherine Ayers was first drawn to the magic of glass when she enrolled in an introductory glassblowing class at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass. She earned a BFA in glass at The Rochester Institute of Technology, working at The Studio during summer breaks. Ayers furthered her...

Lee Babbitt

Lee Babbitt discovered glassblowing as an art student at Alfred University, graduating with a BFA, with concentrations in glass and neon. He primarily works in the Make Your Own Glass workshop at The Studio, and continues to perfect his craft.

Brenna Baker

Brenna Baker has been working with glass for 10 years. She has studied under many great artists in the United States and spent one year working with Pino Signoretto in Murano, Italy. She now resides in Corning, NY, where she rents the facilities of The Studio to create her work as an independent...

Igor Balbi

Colorful, delicate goblets with stems that sometimes look like candy clutter the Murano workshop of Igor Balbi. Using soda lime glass, Balbi makes flower-like goblets using flameworking techniques and a mini blowpipe. After more than 20 years of study and experimentation, Balbi has developed his...

Jeff Ballard (Photo by Nadania Idriss)

An artist, teacher, and professional gaffer, Jeff Ballard has been working with glass for nearly 20 years, developing a diverse set of skills. Initially drawn to the challenge of creating and designing intricately-patterned, decorative glass objects, Ballard's interests have evolved into what is...

Chad Balster

In 1996 Chad Balster began working in glass in Minneapolis as a summer job. He studied at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, worked in Seattle, and then in Louisville where he was invited to be a resident artist at Louisville Glassworks. In 2007, he was awarded a commission, in partnership...

Joseph Barlett

Joe Barlett has more than 40 years of experience designing, creating, and teaching stained glass. He is also a master craftsman in antique stained glass restoration. Barlett has taught adult education for two universities in Pennsylvania. He also has a studio in Williamsport, Penn., and has opened...

Clare Belfrage

Inspired by experiences of detail in nature, Clare Belfrage’s work has been distinguished by the use of fine glass threads to draw complex linear patterns on the surface of blown glass forms. She has maintained a vibrant practice for more than 25 years. She has been an active part of artists’...

Emrys Berkower

Emrys Berkower is a glass artist and designer, with a focus on modern adaptations of 17th-century Italian glassmaking techniques, and mid-century modern design practices stemming from Italy and Scandinavia. This focus has led to a natural progression and interest in interiors, furniture, and...

Giles Bettison

Giles Bettison received a bachelor's degree from the Canberra School of Art in Australia. He has been the recipient of numerous prizes and awards for his intricate murrine vessels. He has taught at schools such as: Penland School of Crafts, Pilchuck Glass School, The Studio of The Corning...

Philippa Beveridge

Philippa Beveridge is a Barcelona-based glass artist and educator. She has an MFA in Art in Architecture from the University of East London and studied sculpture, painting, and glass at the Massana School of Art and the Barcelona Glass Foundation, where she also taught. She has collaborated in...

Ed and Martha Biggar have more than 50 collective years of glassworking experience, as well as more than 15 years of working with metal clay. Ms. Biggar is a juried member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and the Artisan Center of Virginia. Mr. Biggar has created illuminated neon mixed-media...

Frederick Birkhill (Photo by Benjamin Birkhill)

An independent studio artist with a wealth of knowledge about glass, Frederick Birkhill is respected for his one-of-a-kind flameworked glass, and mixed media constructions, and is a master of the montage technique. Passionate about glass since childhood, Birkhill has focused his attention on...

Anna Boothe

Anna Boothe has been working with glass for more than 30 years. She is “curious about the relationships between our internal reactions and external projections, and ultimately, how we communicate with each other on conscious and subconscious levels.” She has taught at glassmaking programs around...

Claudia Borella

Over the past 25 years, Claudia Borella has garnered numerous international accolades including the Kyhoei Fujita Award Denmark; Gold Medal and State Prize at Talente Munich; and the David Thomas Award at the Dowse Museum in New Zealand. Recognized in 2012 for her contribution and achievements in...

Heike Brachlow

Heike Brachlow received her BA from the University of Wolverhampton, and her MA and Ph.D from the Royal College of Art in London, studying color, form, and light in solid transparent glass. Her work can be found in the Glasmuseum Hentrich, European Museum for Modern Glass, and the National Museums...

Robin Brailsford

Mosaic artist Robin Brailsford likes to think big. Her public art installations are in places such as the Los Angeles public transit system, Pioneer Modernism Park (Lemon Grove, Calif.), Desert National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center (Las Vegas, Nev.), and other public spaces around the country....

Alex Brand

Alex Brand, who received his BFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, has been working with glass (and making a living selling his glass) for more than 30 years. He has shown his work at museums, including the Smithsonian and Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Shows. His work is also found in...

Ed Branson (Photo by J. Burke)

Ed Branson has been creating colorful, organic pieces and running his successful hot glass studio business since 1985. Participating in many exhibitions and receiving several national awards over the years, Branson’s recognizable work features bold colors, graceful curves, and references to nature...

John Brekke attended The Art Institute of Chicago and then the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is an expert glassblower, usually creating large works that make extensive use of the Swedish Graal technique. Brekke has received numerous awards and grants, and has recently spent a year...

Jane Bruce

An independent artist and educator living in New York, Jane Bruce has an master's degree from the Royal College of Art, London, and has studied at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred. She has taught extensively and internationally, and has received many visiting artist awards and...

Stephen Brucker

Stephen Brucker is a glass artist who lives and works in Camillus, New York. Brucker received his MFA in 2012 from the Rochester Institute of Technology and his BFA from SUNY Oswego in 2005. In addition, he teaches flameworking for The Studio’s Fun with Glass program. His borosilicate...

Lucio Bubacco

Lucio Bubacco's works combine the anatomic perfection of Greek sculpture with the Byzantine gothic architecture of his native Venice. He is known for his unique human and fantasy figures, which are entirely hand-formed and incorporated in blown vases or in casting. His work has been published and...

Jeremy Burdge

Jeremy Burdge has been blowing glass for 15 years. He operates his own studio in Columbus, Ohio, and has studied at The Studio with Bill Gudenrath, Fritz Dreisbach, Davide Fuin, Elio Quarisa, and Paul Stankard. His particular interests are English and Italian goblet forms, and as a teacher he...

Molly Jo Burke

Her work looks almost otherworldly, but Molly Jo Burke’s glass objects are inspired by nature, biology, and the cellular structures that inhabit daily life. Using blown and sculpted glass, as well as ceramics, plaster, and wax, Burke creates objects that resemble succulents, fruits, vegetables,...

Cat Burns

Cat Burns fell in love with glass the minute she realized it was possible to make art with fire. She gained most of her technical skills through various glass production jobs, and learned how to channel creativity through her associate degrees in Glass Fine Art and in Glass Craft and Design from...

Moshe Bursuker

Moshe Bursuker holds two Bachelor’s degrees from Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford in sculpture and photography. He has studied and taught classes at The Studio at The Corning Museum of Glass, Pilchuck Glass School, and Penland School of Crafts. Currently, Bursuker lives in New York...

Chris Buzzini began working with glass in 1970 and has been working as an independent studio artist since 1986. He has expertise in various glassworking techniques, including flameworking, torch working, murrini making, and cold lamination. Buzzini has been an important contributor to...

Jim Byrnes

Jim Byrnes began his career in glass as a scientific glassblowing apprentice in 1979 and earned a living making laboratory equipment for 30 years. More artist than scientist by nature, he has always enjoyed the decorative possibilities of flameworking. Byrnes’ artistic goal is to combine his...

Jennifer Caldwell

Jennifer Caldwell’s work often draws inspiration from her environment. Born and raised in California, she began working with glass in 2000 while living in Hawaii. Caldwell now lives and works in Kingston, Wash., where the Pacific Ocean continues to influence her work. “Although my inspiration comes...

Nancy Callan

Nancy Callan’s artistic voice as a glass sculptor reflects her high-level training and talents. Callan attended the Massachusetts College of Art (BFA 1996) and lives in Seattle, Wash., where she is part of the vibrant Northwest glass community. Callan’s numerous awards include the Creative Glass...

Pavlína Čambalová

Pavlína Čambalová (b. 1986, Frýdlant, Czech Republic) studied gem cutting and engraving at the School of Applied Arts in Turnov, Czech Republic, then Glass Design and Engraving at the Higher Glass School in Nový Bor, Czech Republic. She worked as an engraver at Lobmeyr of Vienna since 2008, turning...

Kurt Carlson

Kurt Carlson has explored glassmaking for more than 30 years. His studies have included time at The Studio, Rochester Institute of Technology, Penland School of Crafts, the Pittsburgh Glass Center, and others. He and Lynda Pownall-Carlson run Carlson Glassworks together, with a focus on hot...

Bob Carson

Bob Carson began his flameworking career in 1988 as an apprentice making scientific laboratory ware. In 1990, he opened Carson's Custom Glass, and began working as a demonstrator at The Corning Museum of Glass.

Peter Carter

Peter Carter attended Hastings College. He has worked at The Corning Museum of Glass demonstrating on the Hot Glass Show stage and teaching at The Studio.

Robin Cass

Robin Cass is a professor in the Glass Program at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), where she has taught since 1998. Cass is also currently Chair of RIT’s School for American Crafts. Trained in the discipline of traditional Italian glassblowing, she uses these techniques in new ways to...

Eric Caster has worked with many flameworking masters at The Studio. He brings techniques that are used at the furnace to the torch.

Joseph Cavalieri

Joseph Cavalieri is an award-winning native New York artist and educator. His work can be seen in the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design, the Leslie-Lohman Museum, the Italian American Museum, and the Stax Museum. He has exhibited in the US and Europe, most recently a solo show...

Jason Chakravarty (Photo by Andy Schultz)

Jason Chakravarty began incorporating glass through the use of neon into his sculpture in 1998 while attending Arizona State University. He was employed for four years at a commercial neon sign shop where he learned technical fundamentals of the neon process. In 2002, he began illuminating hot shop...

With a primary interest in the glass arts, Elin Christopherson makes work that often incorporates steel, wood, and mixed media construction. She combines both mechanical and natural elements into handmade objects reflecting a heritage in the crafts tradition. Her recent work is inspired by...

Daniel Clayman

Daniel Clayman has been working as a studio artist for 35 years. Well known for his cast glass sculptures, Clayman has recently turned his attention to large scale installations addressing memory and feeling. He holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and maintains his studio in East...

Keith Clayton holds an MFA in sculpture from the University of Illinois. He lives in Sidney, Ill., with his wife Deanna where they own and operate an independent glass studio. His pâte de verre creations are sold in fine stores and galleries nationwide.

Benjamin Cobb - Photo Credit Ken Emly

Benjamin Cobb first started working with glass in his hometown of Newport, Rhode Island. In 1997, he attended the School for American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology. While working on his BFA, he continued his education with glassmaking classes at The Studio. Cobb worked at...

Katharine Coleman

Katharine Coleman has engraved glass for more than 25 years and has work in museums and private collections worldwide. Winning many awards, including the People’s Prize at the 2015 British Glass Biennale and a Coburg Glass Prize in 2006, she received the MBE in 2009, a British medal, for her...

Pat Collentine has worked with glass from flame to furnace and from Stockholm to Stanwood, Wash. He received his BA in glass design from California State University, where he teaches and works on public art commissions. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Neon Art in Los Angeles and...

Becky Congdon

Becky Congdon has been working with flameworked glass since 1997, when she took a weekend workshop at The Studio. Today, she teaches and works full time at The Studio, as well as in her own studio.

G. Jane Cook

Jane Cook is the Chief Scientist at The Corning Museum of Glass where she is the Museum's principal resource on the science and technology of glass to the public and the glass art community. Dr. Cook is the technical advisor to the new Specialty Glass Artist-in-Residence program, and works with the...

Jaqueline Cooley has been working with kiln-formed glass for more than 20 years, and currently divides her time between studio work, public art commissions, and arts development work. She was jointly responsible for organizing the exhibition Same Difference at the 2009 Glass Arts Society...

Brian Corr

Brian Corr has been working with glass since 1995. He received his BA from Hastings College in Nebraska and a Master of Visual Arts from the Australian National University. He has exhibited internationally and his work has been included in public and private collections around the world. He is...

Vittorio Costantini

Vittorio Costantini was born in 1944, on the island of Burano, which is near Murano, and situated in the lagoon of Venice, Italy. Typical of most islanders, he is the son of a fisherman and his mother was a lace maker. He began an apprenticeship in a glass factory at the early age of 11. Initially...

Amber Cowan Photo by Mary McEachern

Amber Cowan is an artist and educator working out of Philadelphia, PA. In 2014, she was awarded the Museum's Rakow Commission. She has taught alongside, and been the teaching assistant to, many prolific artists, including Paul J. Stankard, Gianni Toso, Lucio Bubacco and Emilio Santini. Cowan also...

Jennifer Crescuillo

Jennifer Crescuillo is an internationally exhibited artist currently living and working in Silver Point, Tennessee. Crescuillo was first introduced to glass at Bowling Green State University where she completed her Bachelor of Fine Art in glass. She continued her research at Southern Illinois...

Simone Crestani

Born in 1984 in Marostica, in the region of Venice, Simone Crestani started working glass at the age of 15 at the Massimo's Lunardon glass factory. After an apprenticeship that lasted 10 years, he opened his own studio. There, Crestani continues to work and is dedicated to research and innovation....

Rene Culler

Rene Culler is the Glass Program Coordinator at the University of South Alabama. She has numerous works installed in corporate collections throughout the United States including the Cleveland Clinic, Forest City Enterprises and Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. Her glass sculpture is included in the...

Yvonne Cupolo

Yvonne Cupolo is a nationally known jewelry artist, goldsmith, silversmith, and enamellist. She focuses on pet portraits in cloisonné enamel. Cupolo’s work has been published in Contemporary Enameling by Lilyan Bachrach (Schiffer, 2006). Her work has been included in exhibitions...

Eric Dahlberg received his BFA in glass art from Ohio State University, and his MFA in glass sculpture from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He teaches at More Fire Glass in Rochester, New York.

Janet Dalecki

Janet Dalecki found her passion for glassmaking in 1999 while pursuing a degree in fine arts at Alfred University. Since graduation, she has worked continuously in glass for various northeast studios using glassblowing, fusing, stained glass and mosaic techniques. Dalecki currently lives in central...

Nirit Dekel

Nirit Dekel exhibits a high standard for glass beads. Using the traditional lampworking technique, she developed her own style. Dekel’s wearable art jewelry shows creative thinking as well as correspondence with a long-respected tradition in glass. She explores a wide array of colors, textures, and...

Ross Delano

Ross Delano is a glassmaker who has been working with the material since 2005, when he was introduced to it at Franklin Pierce University while earning his BS in Business Administration. After college, he held numerous jobs includingmhigh school crew coach, old fashioned soda maker, and forklift...

Lisa Demagall (Photo by Joanna Manousis)

Lisa Demagall is a glass artist working with both sculptural flamework and kiln cast glass techniques. Demagall earned her MFA at the New York College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2011, and a BFA from The Ohio State University in 2006. She has attended workshops at the Pittsburgh Glass...

Paul DeMarco received an MFA in sculpture from The University of the Arts. He is known for his teaching and involvement in contemporary flameworking, and works as a post-conceptualist studio sculptor in Southern California.

 Darin Denison

Originally from New York, Darin Denison has called Seattle home for 22 years. For the last 19 years, he has been blowing glass with many talented glass artists. Denison is currently self-employed and works as an integral part of Lino Tagliapietra's team.

Nadège Desgenétez

Nadège Desgenétez is a lecturer in the Glass Workshop at the Australian National University in Canberra, and teaches internationally. She has worked with a variety of artists in the United States and abroad, including Lino Tagliapietra, Dale Chihuly, Dante Marioni, and others. Desgenétez has been...

Miriam Di Fiore

Miriam Di Fiore has been working with fused glass since 1985. Her fused landscape works are in many public and private collections, and have been displayed in numerous exhibitions around the world. Di Fiore co-founded the Vetroricerca Glass School in Italy and has been teaching for more than 15...

Grace DiCrescentis

At age 6, Grace DiCrescentis knew that she wanted to be a glass artist. Growing up in Italy, DiCrescentis was exposed to beautiful art glass when she visited the island of Murano near Venice. When an Italian glassmaker gave her a piece of zanfirico, her fate was sealed. DiCrescentis...

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...

Courtney Dodd

Courtney Dodd was a Core Fellow at Penland School of Crafts from 2006-2008 and later worked for Devin Burgess, a former resident at Penland. Dodd holds an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University with an emphasis in glass, and a BFA from Missouri State University with a dual emphasis in graphic...

Ben Dombey

Ben Dombey received his MFA in the glass program at the School for American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he also taught glassblowing courses. He earned his BFA in glass at Tulane University in New Orleans. A versatile and accomplished artist, Dombey has traveled around the...

Laura Donefer

Laura Donefer distinguishes her work in two parts based on her emotional inspirations: the happy, beautiful baskets that make people smile, and her “darker work” which has pulled from themes of assault and depression. As an artist, she finds inspiration for her eccentric work in everyday locations...

Mel Douglas

Mel Douglas is a graduate of the Australian National University, School of Art, Glass Workshop. Douglas has exhibited in many group and solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Her work is held in permanent collections such as the National Gallery of Australia and The Corning Museum of...

Fritz Dreisbach

Fritz Dreisbach was a founding member of the Glass Art Society.  In 2002, he was the recipient of the Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and is an unofficial historian of the American Studio Glass. He received the 1993 Rakow Commission, celebrating the first 30 years of studio glass and his own...

Noah Drew

Self-taught artist Noah Drew (Nobi-Wan) has been creating glass in his Upstate New York studio since 1997, drawing inspiration from his love of early 20th-century Art Nouveau, as well as his fascination with Hubble telescope imagery and all things science fiction. Drew interprets earthbound flora...

Tim Drier

Tim Drier has been a glassblower for 25 years, and applies his scientific glassblowing expertise to artistic flameworking. He concentrates on creating decanters, goblets, vases, and human sculptural forms. Drier has taught flameworking courses at The Studio and the Pittsburgh Glass Center, and has...

Bandhu Dunham

Bandhu Dunham is the author of the definitive glass text, Contemporary Lampworking: A Practical Guide to Shaping Glass in the Flame, as well as Formed of Fire and Creative Life. He has been working with glass for more than 40 years. Dunham began to teach himself...

Evelyn Dunstan

Evelyn Dunstan works from her home studio in Auckland, New Zealand. Coming from an arts background, Dunstan found her niche with lost wax kiln casting in 2003, and has since explored the qualities of locally made Gaffer crystal. Modifying materials, techniques, and methods has allowed her to cast...

Omur and Fatih Duruerk

Omur and Fatih Duruerk have worked with glass professionally since 2006. The couple are the owners of Karma Design Studio, and aim to develop the studio glass movement in Turkey. In 2011, they organized the first flamework-based glass biennial of Turkey, in the city of Denizli where they live. The...

Harald Wolfgang Eberhart has more than 35 years of experience working with Pyrex glass. His rich family tradition of glassworking extends from Vienna, Austria, through Canada to the United States. He has been employed as a master scientific glassblower, and he has his own studio and teaching...

Márta Edöcs

As a child growing up in Hungary, Márta Edöcs collected glass beads and used them to make her own jewelry. As an adult making her own glass beads, as well as plates and other objects, Edöcs finds joy and playfulness in shapes, surfaces, colors, and transparency. Edöcs practices flameworking to make...

Ben Edols

After receiving his postgraduate diploma from the Canberra School of Art in 1992, Ben Edols traveled across and worked extensively in the United States. He has been working with Kathy Elliott since 1993 when they had the first exhibition of their collaborative work at de Vera in San Francisco. They...

Since graduating from the Canberra School of Art, Kathy Elliott has specialized in cold working techniques. The primary focus of her work is using the glass cutting lathe. Defining episodes in her career include workshops at The Studio and the Pilchuck Glass School, the time she spent as a...

Max Erlacher

Max Erlacher has more than 40 years of experience with copper, stone, diamond engraving, and cold working techniques. He received a Master Engraver Certification from Lobmeyr in Austria. He then worked for Steuben Glass and owned his own business. Erlacher has worked on numerous art glass projects...

Matt Eskuche

Matt Eskuche began flameworking in 1998 and studied with Emilio Santini and Cesare Toffolo. He exhibits with Habatat Galleries Chicago and Sandra Ainsley Gallery in Toronto. His work has been published in New Glass Review (Volumes 25 and 29), Glass QuarterlyAmerican Craft...

Linda Ethier

Since founding Ethier Glass Studio in 1969, Linda Ethier has become recognized internationally for her pioneering, innovative work with fused and kiln cast glass. Throughout her career, Ethier’s work has focused on the interface between the self and its surroundings. Her latest series explores the...

Adrianne Evans

Adrianne Evans draws inspiration from the complex mechanisms that shape the natural world. She earned her BFA from Alfred University, where she studied sculpture and glass, and her master's degree in glass sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design, where she has been on the faculty. She has...

Micah Evans (Photo by Mercedes Jelinek)

Micah Evans is a native of Washington State but glass has taken him around the country studying and working with countless craftsman, artists and designers. Recently, Evans was the Resident-in-Glass at Penland School of Crafts from 2012-2015, the first flameworker to receive the glass residency at...

Corinne Everhart

Corinne Everhart has been working with glass for more than 10 years. She earned a degree in Scientific Glass Technology at Salem Community College in 2009 and has been working for the Museum’s Make Your Own Glass workshop since 2010. She enjoys sharing techniques and helping students build their...

Leah Fairbanks

Leah Fairbanks is an internationally renowned contemporary glass artist celebrated for her distinctive floral handmade glass beads. Her exploration of garden motifs directly influenced and impacted the early movement of floral surface decoration in contemporary glass beadmaking. Her work is...

Beccy Feather (Photo credit Stephen Vest)

Beccy Feather was born in Suffolk, England. She attended Wolverhampton University in the UK and graduated with a 1st class BA (Honors) in Glass. She has travelled and worked for studios in Canada, America, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Turkey. In 2010, Feather completed an MFA in Glass...

Frances Federer

Frances Federer began her studies at Camberwell School of Art at 16, graduating five years later with a degree in book illustration. Later, in partnership with Peter Binnington, a painter and fine craftsman, she opened a business in London restoring antique furniture. Federer developed the gilding...

Frank Fehlner (Photo by John Fehlner)

Flameworker Frank Fehlner retired after a career working in the laboratories of Corning Incorporated. He was inspired to learn flameworking and hot glass techniques after attending a lecture by Paul Stankard at The Corning Museum of Glass. Fehlner utilizes these skills to create floral paperweights...

Bruce Ferguson

Bruce Ferguson has more than 40 years of experience in teaching. Initially a public school band director, a career change to air traffic control led to another 28 years giving controller trainees on-the-job training while he maintained responsibility for the movement of live traffic. Since January...

Shane Fero

Shane Fero has been a flameworker since 1969 and maintains a studio next to Penland School in North Carolina. He participates in international symposia and conferences by lecturing and demonstrating. Fero is also an educator and has taught at institutions in the United States, United Kingdom,...

Pietro and Riccardo Ferro

Pietro and Riccardo Ferro, born respectively in 1975 and 1980, followed in the footsteps of their father, Paolo Ferro, and under his leadership, they learned the art of grinding. In 2000, they opened Moleria, where all artists who work in grinding can be followed. The Ferro brothers see glass as a...

Kim Fields

Kim Fields is a well-known contemporary glass artist recognized for her sculptural birds, butterflies and three-dimensional flower beads. Fields has been making glass beads since 1999. The natural world has always informed Fields’ creativity and is the primary influence for her work. She strives...

Katya Izabel Filmus

Katya Izabel Filmus is an Israeli artist based in the UK working primarily in kiln cast glass. Filmus earned a BFA in Ceramics and Glass at the Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Israel, specializing in sculpture, and an MA in Glass from the University of Sunderland in England. She was awarded...

Wesley Fleming

As a child in rural Pennsylvania, Wesley Fleming spent his days exploring the space beneath logs and rocks or reading science fiction. Today, he uses flameworking to mimic insects using glass, complete with intricate details on the tiny legs and thorax. Sometimes, he merges the fantastical with the...

Kate Fowle Meleney

Kate Fowle Meleney has been making glass beads and jewelry since 1980, and has been teaching since 1982. She produced her beginning instructional video in 1995, followed in 2001 by two advanced videos. She has been the featured artist in Ornament Magazine, Lapidary Journal, ...

Building layers of clear and colored glass, Suellen Fowler has developed an instantly recognizable style. More than any other aspect of her work, she is known for the exquisite palette of colored cane that she uses in her pieces, every piece of which she mixes and hand pulls herself. Fowler's work...

Ray Friday got her start glassblowing at the Glass Eye in Seattle, Wash. She received her BFA from Alfred University. Friday has taught workshops to students of all levels at The Studio and at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle.

Don Friedlich

Don Friedlich is a leading figure in contemporary jewelry. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), he served as president of the Society of North American Goldsmiths. His jewelry has been shown in museums all over the world and is in the permanent collections of the Victoria &...

Lance Friedman

Lance Friedman is an independent mixed-media artist and formerly an instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has traveled extensively, teaching and demonstrating internationally. Chicago critic and writer James Yook selected Friedman as the "new talent for the Millennium" for...

Drew Fritts specializes in marbles, glass candy, and paperweights. He is well known for his marble designs and his work is in numerous private collections and books. He recently published a book describing many of his techniques entitled, Torchworked Marbles, Volume I – Beginning to...

Irene Frolic maintains a studio where she creates kiln-cast glass sculptures and multimedia installations. She was educated at Ithaca College and Cornell University, and she received her art degree from the Ontario College of Art. Her works, which are concerned with identity and noted for their...

Davide Fuin

Davide Fuin grew up around glass on Murano, often accompanying his father to his job at Barovier & Toso. Although he was too young to actually work, he was fascinated by the activity and the interactions between the glassblowers. When he was fifteen, he left high school and, as was required at...

Grant Garmezy

Raised on a farm outside of Nashville, Grant Garmezy began his artistic career working with metal and clay. He found glass in 2003 and has since been using the sculptural medium to create work influenced by his life on the farm. Garmezy now lives and works in Richmond, Va., as a professional glass...

Mel George Photo by Jeremy Lepisto

After eight years of owning and operating Studio Ramp LLC (a custom glass fabrication studio) with her husband Jeremy Lepisto in Portland, Oregon, Mel George recently moved back to her hometown of Canberra, Australia. She is a graduate of Australia's prestigious Canberra School of Art glass...

Cédric Ginart

Cédric Ginart has worked as a scientific glassblower with scientists, artists, industrialists, designers, and architects on experimental projects, unique artworks, prototypes, and art installations. He currently works at Montréal University as a scientific glassblower, and teaches artistic...

Justin Ginsberg

With a material as fragile and unpredictable as glass, artists need to be flexible—and it’s exactly that flexibility that intrigues Justin Ginsberg. A visual artist, Ginsberg investigates the “unusual properties” of glass, and its “extraordinary ability to flex and bend when made very thin.” His...

Chris Giordano

Chris Giordano has been working with glass since 2006, having studied glassblowing at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire. Since then, he creates works of his own as an independent artist and has worked in several studios around the country. He currently works as a studio assistant at The...

Josie Gluck

Josie Gluck was a member of Dale Chihuly’s and Lino Tagilapietra’s glassblowing teams before earning a Master’s of Fine Art in Designed Objects from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has taught at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Cam Ocagi (Istanbul, Turkey), and Pratt Fine Arts...

Eusheen Goines (Photo by @photosilicate)

Eusheen Goines is an internationally-recognized flameworker known for his flowing shapes and detailed pattern work. Goines’ career began in 2000 while learning with Mike Luna and Darby Holm, and later, Banjo (Matthew Stroven). In 2006, he discovered the joy of teaching, which led to a career as an...

Richard Golding

Richard Golding has been involved with glass  since he set up Okra Glass in 1979. He is renowned for his efficient furnaces, glass recipes and designs, and use of iridescence, reduction, color, and surface decoration. In 2010, Golding opened his eighth glass studio and first gallery, Station Glass...

Eric Goldschmidt, photo by Julie Delaney

Eric Goldschmidt’s glass work allows him to share both his deepest passions and his skill as a glassmaker with the world. For more than 20 years, he has devoted his efforts to practicing and developing the techniques of several well-known glass instructors, while studying and assisting with many of...

Susan Gott - Photo Credit George Blanchette

Susan Gott has worked in glass for more than 30 years and creates one-of-a-kind, cast glass sculpture that incorporates steel, copper, and stone. Her works embody her interest in mythological symbolism and philosophies from ancient cultures that express the union of human being and nature. Gott...

Katherine Gray

To artist Katherine Gray, glass is a material of both otherworldly perfection and of mundane familiarity. With her work, Gray asks her viewers to consider the notion of disappearance as glass can be so ubiquitous that it is often not even noticed. Her work ranges from blown glass sculptures to...

Alberto Greselin

Alberto Greselin is an electrical engineer who studied the chemical and physical properties of glass, and the relationships of metal oxides used to color it. He is fascinated by the process of miniaturization offered by the principle of implosion within glass. Greselin has developed techniques that...

Rudi Gritsch is an expert in kiln forming. He has more than 25 years of experience with glass. Gritsch is the head of the kiln forming department at the Glasfachschule Kramsach in Austria and is also an independent glass artist. He has been the research and development director at the Bullseye...

Mieke Groot lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where she maintains a studio. Her work is primarily concerned with the exterior of an object. Groot applies enamel in layers and fires the work in stages, creating cracks and tears in the structure of her objects. Her work is represented in...

Roy Gruver

Artist Roy Gruver from Bethlehem, Pa., specializes in kiln-formed glass and is one of the founders and a resident artist at the newly formed R&R Glass Studio in Bethlehem. Gruver is the principal instructor in the kiln-formed glass program at the Banana Factory, where he has been teaching all...

William Gudenrath

William Gudenrath is a glassblower, scholar, author, lecturer, and teacher. He is recognized internationally as one of the foremost authorities on glassmaking techniques of the ancient world through the 18th century. He has spent many decades studying specific works in glass in an attempt to...

Karina Guévin

Karina Guévin’s playful jewelery has been recognized with a Francois-Houdé Award and grants from the Canadian and Québec Consul for the Arts, La SODEC, and a Gilles Verville grant in visual art. She studied at Québec University, where she fell in love with glass and started making mixed-media...

Amanda Gundy

Amanda Gundy began working with hot glass in 2004 after graduating college with a degree in photography. Immediately drawn to this new medium, she began to study glassblowing at Urbanglass in Brooklyn by taking classes and working with artists as a glassblowing assistant, as well as learning about...

André Gutgesell

André Gutgesell began his career as an apprentice glassblower in Neuhaus, Germany. He has studied at the College of Glass in Lauscha, and under Kurt Wallstab. Gutgesell’s objects are displayed in private and public collections, including the Museum of Modern Glass in Coburg and Immenhausen Glass...

Henry Halem holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, an MFA from George Washington University, and he did post graduate work at the University of Wisconsin as an assistant to Harvey Littleton in 1968. Halem founded the glass program at Kent State University (KSU) and taught there for 29...

Alex Hamilton is a graduate of Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, and was a resident at Harbourfront Craft Studio in Toronto. He has been a Researcher-in-Residence at The Studio, and a teaching assistant for Emilio Santini since 1997. Hamilton has also taught workshops at Sheridan College and...

Marina Hanser

Marina Hanser’s work explores ideas of revealing and concealing, deconstruction and reconstruction, and states of transition. Inspired by notions of loss, transformation and remembrance, Hanser uses cloth as a metaphor because of its ability to make things appear and disappear, and to suggest...

Jiří Harcuba

Jiří Harcuba (1928 - 2013) was widely regarded as a glassmaker who deserved to be called a "legend." He was born into a glassmaking family, and his admiration for the famous 19th-century Bohemian engraver Dominik Biemann led him to learn the craft. He received a classical education in glass and...

An internationally respected artist, James Harmon has worked, primarily in glass, for more than 30 years. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the world. Harmon has presented several lectures and workshops, taught classes in art academies, and received awards for his...

Jamie Harris

Jamie Harris is a glass artist and designer living in New York City. A graduate of Brown University, Harris has studied at many of the most renowned glass schools in the country, including Pilchuck Glass School, Rhode Island School of Design, Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of...

A self-taught artist who has been working with glass since 1976, John Healey has developed new methods and tools to laminate, grind, and polish glass.  His work has been exhibited internationally, and he makes much of Paul Stankard's cold-worked glass.

Ryan Higgins is an emerging studio artist working in borosilicate glass who shares his love and passion for glass with others. His work has been included in books and videos about flameworking and is exhibited throughout the country.

Shin-ichi Higuchi

In 1987, Shin-ichi Higuchi began his serious research in the techniques of pâte de verre with Kimiake Higuchi. Neither of them had received any formal training in glass. They established many of their original techniques through several years of trial and error. Their work is represented in many...

Kimiake Higuchi

Kimiake Higuchi began exploring the technique of pâte de verre in 1987 with Shin-ichi Higuchi. The Higuchis established many of their original techniques through several years of trial and error. Currently, their work can be seen in many museums and galleries and is collected globally....

Judy Hill

Judy Hill received her BA from the Falmouth School of Art, Falmouth, Cornwall, England, and her MFA from Louisiana State University. She has had numerous solo exhibitions at Grover/Thurston Gallery, Seattle, Wash., as well as Judy Hill: The Self Transparent, From the Collection of Driek and...

Eric Hilton studied at Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland. He has many years of teaching experience in the United States, England, and Scotland. Hilton's awards include both an NEA fellowship and grant for architectural research. He was a designer at Steuben Glass for over 20 years and has...

Franz X. Höller

Franz X. Höller has studied, lived, and worked in Germany for several years. His work can be seen in the collections of The Corning Museum of Glass; Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Japan; the American Crafts Museum; and several museums throughout Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and France....

Chad Holliday

Chad Holliday received a BFA from Emporia State University, Kansas, and an MFA in glass sculpture and metal fabrication/jewelry design from the Rochester Institute of Technology, New York. After completing his graduate work, Holliday accepted an artist-in-residence at the Grand Crystal Museum in...

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...

Gina Hubler's formal education is in Interior Design, and she holds a degree from Bauder College in Miami. She has also studied in Ravenna, Italy, and achieved the title of Mosaicista. She has traveled extensively and has explored many cultures in Europe and Asia. Hubler has been a...

Dinah Hulet has been a studio artist for more than 25 years, focusing on mosaic glass portraiture. She has lectured and demonstrated at Glass Art Society conferences and paperweight collectors' associations, and has taught workshops at Penland School of Crafts and UrbanGlass. Her work is exhibited...

Lauren Hunt

Lauren Hunt, whose work is inspired by traditional Venetian forms and techniques, has been working with glass since 2008. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA, predominately studying under Emilio Santini and Jack Wax. Immediately after graduating, Hunt moved to Corning, N....

Sidney Hutter (Photo by Robert Peaden)

Using commercial plate glass, adhesives that react to ultraviolet light, and vibrant pigments, artist Sidney Hutter creates mesmerizing sculptures that respond to light and movement. His vase-like sculptures are coldworked to create textures and shapes that result in unique color patterns. “My...

Caitlin Hyde

Caitlin Hyde has been working with glass and other materials for more than 20 years, exploring a lifelong curiosity about our relationship with nature, social history, human creativity, and meaningful communication. “The desire to create and tell stories binds us together across time and space and...

Marshall Hyde

Marshall Hyde has been working with glass for over 22 years in a variety of processes, including blowing, kiln forming, flameworking and engraving. Hyde earned his MFA in Glass and Sculpture from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale in 1995. He first began working with the Czech master engraver...

Beth Hylen

Beth Hylen is reference and education librarian at the Rakow Research Library. She joined the Library in 1978 and has worked in a variety of positions. She holds a BA in English from Centre College of Kentucky, Danville. She earned her MLS at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. Hylen...

Aaron Jack

Aaron Jack began working with glass as a teenager at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass. His passion for the material eventually inspired him to earn a BFA in glass from Bowling Green State University, Ohio. Upon graduating, Jack worked at Steuben Glass as an apprentice and worked his way up...

Dane Jack

A resident of Corning, New York, Dane Jack forms hot glass objects, paying close attention to technique and design. His delicate blown glass vases and lamps feature bold colors and clean lines. Jack began his career at The Corning Museum of Glass as a narrator for the Hot Glass Show. He also worked...

Frantisek Janák

Frantisek Janák is a freelance glass artist. He is a retired professor of the Secondary School of Glassmaking in Kamenicky Senov, Czech Republic, and during his varied career he has held many roles including that of a glass designer. Janák studied at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague under...

Martin Janecky

Martin Janecky began his career with glass at the age of 13 and later explored sculpting methods in the Czech Republic. By the time he was 20, he was employed by leading artists and designers around the world to assist and to execute specific works. Janecky teaches and demonstrates around the world...

Judy Jensen has exhibited widely throughout the United States and Asia. Her work is included in numerous public and private collections, including the Royal Ontario Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and The Corning Museum of Glass. She has received an NEA...

Micke Johansson

Micke Johansson is a master glassblower and designer from Sweden. When he was 16 years old, Johansson began working at Orrefors glassworks and stayed there for 15 years. He became a master glassblower at Orrefors at the age of 24. In 2004, Johansson started working at Pukeberg Glassworks where he...

G Brian Juk

G Brian Juk combines blown, kiln-cast, and hot-worked solid glass to create forms of beauty. First introduced to hot glass in his hometown of Detroit, Mich., Juk went on to study fine arts at Alfred University in New York. By making utilitarian pieces, he feels a deeper connection with the user. He...

Jessica Jane Julius

Jessica Jane Julius has been working in glass for almost 20 years. She is an artist, educator, coordinator, collaborator, and mother. She is currently a Professor at Tyler School of Art, has a private studio in South Philadelphia, and is the Exhibition Coordinator at a grassroots gallery, The Da...

Susanne Jøker Johnsen

Susanne Jøker Johnsen is an artist, teacher and exhibition curator. She is the project director of European Glass and Ceramic Context at the Royal Danish Academy, School of Design at the Bornholm Art Museum. She has been on the faculty at the Glass and Ceramic School in Bornholm, Denmark, for many...

Dafna Kaffeman photo © R.Okaranza Courtesy of lorch+seidel Contemporary

Dafna Kaffeman earned a master’s in fine arts from the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam. She has presented solo exhibitions at the American University Museum in Washington (2011), Eretz Israel Museum (2013), Keramik Museum Westerwald (2013), and the Lorch+Seidel contemporary  in Berlin (2006, 2010,...

Fred Kahl (photo by Ryan Lash)

Fred Kahl, or ‘The Great Fredini’ as he is known, is a New York City-based artist (and magician) who has spent several years pioneering techniques in 3-D scanning and CNC (Computer Numerical Control) carving. Working at the intersection of art, entertainment, and science, Kahl explores ways to...

Saman Kalantari

Saman Kalantari was born in Shiraz, Iran, and started working as a ceramic artist in 1992. He then participated in several exhibitions, and, in 2004, he left his country and has been living and working in Italy. In 2005, he began a two-year study at Vetroricerca Glas & Modern in Bolzano where...

Claire Kelly

Claire Kelly’s work examines the human connection with animals and their larger relationship to our world and environment. She has created a series of “fantastic microcosms that bring a consciousness to their decorative status,” she says. “My sculptures tell a story about the fragility and...

George Kennard

George Kennard has been at the Museum since 2001, after spending eight years working in private studios. He began his tenure at the Museum as an instructor in The Studio, teaching beginning and continuing classes in glassblowing. Kennard enjoys the limitless opportunities for creating with molten...

Brian Kerkvliet has been working with glass since 1977 and has taught workshops in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the United States. He has been a teaching assistant and a scholarship recipient at the Pilchuck Glass School. He now operates Gossamer Glass Studios at Inspiration Farms, a hot...

Ki-Ra Kim

Ki-Ra Kim was instrumental in introducing the Studio Glass movement to Korea. She holds BFA and MAE degrees in glass from the Rhode Island School of Design, and is currently a professor in the glass art and design program at Kookmin University in Seoul. Kim distills her daily experiences in work...

Ruth King was the artistic director for Pilchuck Glass School from 2004-2013 and worked previously as an assistant professor and glass area coordinator at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She received her BFA magna cum laude from Tyler School of Art and her MFA from the Rhode Island...

Alison Kinnaird Photo by Robin Morton

Alison Kinnaird has an international reputation as an artist working in glass. Primarily a wheel-engraver, she has taken this ancient technique in new directions, often combining it with modern technology including optical fiber and LED lighting. Her work ranges from small, intimate pieces to...

Steve Klein Photo by Jason VanFleet

Steve Klein maintains a studio in La Conner, Washington, where he produces his distinctive kiln-formed and blown work. “My recent work seeks to explore, and have fun with the fragile state of balance and to interpret personal visions that cause me to pause and appreciate what I am experiencing.”...

Vladimir Klein

Vladimir Klein, born in Czechoslovakia, studied at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague under Stanislav Libenskỳ. He taught and directed a glassmaking school in Kamenicky Senov and served as a visiting professor at the Toyama Institute of Glass Art. Klein was a designer for Bohemia Crystalex...

Ingalena Klenell - Photo Credit D. Nilsson

Swedish artist Ingalena Klenell has been working with glass since 1976. Her work explores the ideas of fragility and vulnerability, both in the material of glass and in life itself. Klenell sees glass as a way of investigating the limits of techniques and of her own skill and creativity, and of...

John Kobuki - Photo Credit Ed Slawson

John Kobuki has been working with glass since 1995. He is known for making marbles with the compression technique. Kobuki won first place at the Eugene Flame Off competition for marbles, and has been published in 100 Lampworkers and Glass Line Special Edition. He has taught,...

Jesse Kohl began lampworking at the age of 14 under the tutelage of Paul Trautman Jr., the founder of Northstar Glassworks in Tigard, Oregon. He continued his study under the renowned lampworker and colorist Suellen Fowler and has subsequently assisted and co-taught numerous classes with her. These...

Lucartha Kohler

Lucartha Kohler’s work has been shown for more than 30 years at a variety of venues, including the Durham Storefront Project, Frank Gallery, and the Lawrence Gallery. Kohler studied at Carnegie Mellon Institute, Moore College of Art, and Penland School of Crafts. Kohler has spent time at the...

Pavel Kopřiva teaching in Frauenau

Pavel Kopřiva is a glass and mixed-media artist living in the Czech Republic. He studied at the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague, with Jiří Harcuba. He has taught at the Glass Art School in Novy Bor. He also has taught sculptural engraving in Bild-Werk Frauenau. Kopriva exhibits...

Jordana Korsen

Jordana Korsen has been working with hot glass for more than 20 years, focusing on functional work with a sculptural touch. As a glassblower, she creates clean forms with a sense of humor. Korsen describes her work as “spontaneous, whimsical and free,” yet “polished, controlled, and technically...

Martin Kremer

Martin Kremer has been working with glass for more than 30 years. His current work includes large sculptures, which have been featured in museum and gallery shows, and a wide range of glass bowls and platters, which are shown at galleries internationally. He has studied blown and fused glass at the...

Jen Kuhn during a flameworking demonstration

After spending decades working with children and animals, Jen Kuhn became dedicated to glassmaking after taking a beadmaking class at The Studio. Once Kuhn was introduced to borosilicate glass to create figures, her style became simpler and more expressive as small details could create recognizable...

Gabriele Küstner - Photo Credit Peter Heller

Gabriele Küstner is internationally renowned for her creative glass-fusing techniques. Much of her work involves the creation of intricate pieces of glass cane that are painted with China paint on the outside. She has studied and assisted at several renowned glass schools, including the Pilchuck...

Lynn LaBarr

Lynn LaBarr has been blowing glass for more than 25 years. He began his career creating beakers, flasks, funnels, and other items used in laboratories for Corning Incorporated and has been at the Museum since 2000. Fascinated by the process of glassblowing and the ability to transform molten glass...

Barry Lafler is a scientific glassblower with more than 30 years of experience. He is a past-president of the American Scientific Glassblowers Society. He has taught numerous workshops in the flameworking department at Salem Community College and now teaches at the Art League of Long Island....

Peadar Lamb

Using techniques that haven’t changed much in 1,000 years, contemporary artist Peadar Lamb creates large architectural stained glass and smaller-scale light boxes. Lamb combines handmade glass with acid etching, painting, and staining to make large-scale work that is stylistically similar to...

Karen LaMonte. (Photo © 2004-2014, Karen LaMonte. Photo Credit: Steven Polaner.)

Karen LaMonte believes the the primacy of material, concept and craftsmanship. She has a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her works are widely held in museum collections and have been recognized for excellence by many institutions such as the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial...

Chrissy Lapham

Chrissy Lapham is a local artist who creates mixed-media sculpture using glass, wood, and other materials. Since receiving her BFA from Alfred University in 2005, Lapham has taught glassblowing at The Studio.

Hethre Larivee

Glassmaker Hethre Larivee has been creating and making messes with glass since 1996, experimenting with glassblowing, flameworking, coldworking, slumping, and casting techniques. Inspired by everything from textures and social issues to nature and colors, Larivee makes flameworked beads, pendants,...

Kyle Lavery

Kyle Lavery is a member of the technical team at The Studio. He has been blowing glass since 2006 and earned a bachelor’s degree in visual arts, with a concentration in glass, from Keystone College, La Plume, Pa.

Jiyong Lee

Jiyong Lee is a studio artist and educator who lives and works in Carbondale, Ill. An associate professor of art at Southern Illinois University, Lee has headed the glass program there since 2005. Lee was born and raised in South Korea. He earned his MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology...

Gayla Lee

Gayla Lee has been working in glass for 12 years. She apprenticed with Baltimore glassblower Anthony Corradetti and has taken many glassblowing and kiln-forming classes at The Studio. Lee was The Studio's artist-in-residence in May of 2010. She currently lives in Annapolis, Md., where she maintains...

Amy Lemaire

Amy Lemaire is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, N.Y. She earned a BFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she studied painting and contemporary art. She has taught at UrbanGlass in NYC, Salem Community College in N.J.;...

Silvia Levenson

Silvia Levenson believes her work is an expression of her soul. She uses glass not for its natural beauty, but for its potential as a narrative medium. Born in Argentina, Levenson has been living in Italy since 1981. She received the Rakow Commission Award from The Corning Museum of Glass in 2004...

An object-maker, Reddy Lieb works with recycled glass to create conceptual and functional work. Based in San Francisco, Lieb was a resident at the Sanitary Fill Company, and has completed several public arts commission including Temple Emanuel in San Francisco, and Glen Park Library, among other...

Beth Lipman

Inspired by Renaissance and Baroque still-life paintings, Beth Lipman takes elements from these paintings—static composition, expressive light, and opulent decoration—and translates the scenes into glass sculptures. Every object created, whether broken, “flawed,” or “perfect” is incorporated into...

Kristina Logan

Kristina Logan is recognized internationally for her precisely patterned and delicate glass beads. She travels throughout the world teaching workshops and lecturing on contemporary glass beads and jewelry. Her work is in the collections of The Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Renwick Gallery;...

Alicia Lomné (Photo by Nancy Wiesser)

Alicia Lomné is an artist living and working on Whidbey Island, Wash. Lomné has spent the last 15 years exploring and developing her own unique style of the kiln casting technique, pâte de verre. She has exhibited her work nationally and has participated in shows with The Kentucky Museum of Art and...

Jessica Loughlin

Jessica Loughlin is known for her understated approach to kiln-formed glass. Her artworks prompt a meditative reverie influenced by her fascination with the beauty of emptiness. Her work is characterized by strict reductive sensibility and restricted use of color. Fusing kiln-formed sheets of...

Quinn Luestner

Quinn Luestner is a contemporary artist focused on producing beautifully-designed functional and sculptural objects in hot glass and paintings on flat glass windows, panels and tiles. Her daily studio practice involves many different glassworking processes, including glassblowing at the furnace,...

Philadelphia-based artist Christopher Lydon creates organically-inspired sculptural and vessel forms and works with intense color contrasts that reference street art and anime. Lydon received his BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 1999. He continued his post-collegiate...

Nonnie Lyketsos

Nonnie Lyketsos is an artist from Chicago, Ill., who specializes in original, custom-designed glass panels, awards, and serving pieces. Many of her pieces are made of layers of thick glass, with scores of small, handmade glass parts assembled and repeatedly fired in a kiln.

Jeff Mack

Jeff Mack's career as a glassmaker has offered him a variety of opportunities, from factory production to working and studying with world-renowned glass artists. He joined the Hot Glass Team in December 2015 as the new hot glass programs supervisor after 17 years spent working in a museum setting...

Nathan Macomber first blew glass at Mass College of Art in 1995. His education in glass continues and includes classes at The Corning Museum of Glass, Penland School of Arts and Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and a BA in glass from Prescott College in 1999. Macomber has not only taken...

Sheila Mahut’s career spans more than 25 years, during which she has exhibited internationally, and successfully developed many series of blown and kiln-cast glass. Mahut graduated from the Sheridan College’s School of Craft and Design and then went on to complete a BFA in Sculpture (Glass) at...

Mike Mangiafico

Bees search a flower for pollen; ants busily crawl in and out of their ant hill; a caterpillar inches along a green leaf; and colorful beetles bask on a rock. These delicate glass insects are all the works of flameworker Michael Mangiafico. Also known for his unique beads, marbles, and sculpture,...

Joanna Manousis

Joanna Manousis has worked, studied, and taught in Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and has received a number of scholarships and awards for her blown and kiln-cast sculpture. These include a Bombay Sapphire nomination, the Frabel award for “Best Artist,” and a finalist entry in “E...

Paul Marioni

Paul Marioni, one of the founding members of the American Studio Glass movement, is based in Seattle and creates sculptures and vessels that incorporate humor, images of taboo sexuality, genre figures, tribal masks, photographs, and visual puns. Paul moved to California in the mid 1960s, where he...

Dante Marioni

Dante Marioni's sophisticated and boldly colored contemporary vessels are inspired by ancient Greek and Etruscan forms that reflect the rich history of classical Mediterranean pottery and bronzes. The son of studio glass pioneer Paul Marioni, Dante learned traditional Venetian glassblowing...

Chad Mason received his BFA from Kent State University in 1998. Since then he has worked in private studios, taught glassblowing classes, and demonstrated glassblowing for the National Heisey Glass Museum in Ohio. In 2016, Mason was awarded a Knight Grant for the Akron Heart of Glass.

Megan Mathie

Megan Mathie first encountered hot glass at the Columbus College of Art and Design where she earned her BFA in painting. She gained curatorial and exhibition development experience at the Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio. Megan was responsible for managing the Conservatory’s Chihuly...

Iwao Matsushima is a lecturer at the Toyama City Institute of Glass Art and a faculty member at Okayama University, both in Japan. He taught himself the ancient art of core forming, and his work has been exhibited in museums and shows worldwide. His demonstration at the Glass Art Society conference...

Mark Matthews

Mark Matthews has become internationally recognized for his mastery of the glass sphere. He began handling molten glass for aesthetic purposes in 1974 while studying with Henry Halem at Kent State University. The sphere, with its minimal physicality, has become the one factor unifying Matthews’...

Linda McCollumn

Linda McCollumn has worked with glass for more than 18 years, exploring many techniques including fusing, sandblasting, diamond-etched and kiln-fired enamels, stained glass, and Precious Metal Clay. She has been a bead instructor in The Studio’s Make Your Own Glass workshop since 2002.

David McDermott

David McDermott has 40 years of glassworking experience, predominately working with leaded glass in Sandwich, Mass. He has handcrafted custom glass for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the film industry, and for many heads of state. For the last...

Josiah McElheny is a conceptual artist who works with blown glass. Although he is best known for his glass installations, he draws from a range of disciplines—history, architecture, physics, and literature, among others—and he works in a variety of media. McElheny creates finely crafted, handmade...

Christopher McElroy earned his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has exhibited extensively in the United States, and has taught flameworking workshops at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass, Red Deer College, Kyoto University of Art and Design, the Penland School of Crafts, and...

D.H. McNabb

D.H. McNabb grew up as a son of a military officer in Tampa, Fla. His eyes often wandered the globe in his father’s den, seeking to find where his parents had lived and traveled. He dreamt that he too would travel and glass has done just that. Glass has enabled him to see and to learn: a world, a...

Eric Meek

Eric Meek has worked to become a versatile glass artist, able to execute ideas in glass with fluency in the material. When working, Meek likes to draw upon tradition and fine craftsmanship to realize modern, elegant forms. As a process-oriented artist, his personal style has often taken a back seat...

Robert Mickelsen has taught extensively at major glass schools including the Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Crafts, and UrbanGlass. He has filmed and produced two videos on his flameworking process and published numerous technical and historical articles on flameworking. He served for six...

Manuela Milan

Manuela Milan was born in Venice in 1964, and her passion for glass is very deeply rooted. She had the good fortune to grow-up and live in the most famous city for the production of artistic glass, and is surrounded by a world where this material is everywhere. This magical atmosphere helps foster...

Helen Millard

Cameo glass has been a highly-appreciated—and very complex—art form for centuries, but Helen Millard is putting her own twist on it. Based in the UK, Millard has a degree in glass from West Surrey College of Art and Design, and has enjoyed many apprenticeships in and around London. She discovered...

John Miller

John Miller has been working in glass for more than 20 years and focuses on blown sculpture. He earned his MFA at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and has worked at Pilchuck Glass School for 15 years. He exhibits internationally, lectures and demonstrates nationally, and is an...

Donna Milliron's life is completely encased in glass: she combines her knowledge in cold work, fusing, lampworking, pâte de verre, and casting glass to create award winning works of art. Her works have been in museum shows in the United States, Europe, and Japan, and are in the permanent...

Carol Milne (Photo by Jasmine Isaacson)

Carol Milne earned her undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture. Her senior thesis, “Landscape as Art/Art as Landscape,” drew her into the realm of sculpture and cast bronze, and eventually to cast glass. Since 2000, Milne has been working primarily in glass at her studio in Seattle. Milne...

Kari Minnick

Kari Minnick owns and operates Kari Minnick Art Glass Studio, recently relocated to the Pacific Northwest, where she produces architectural commissions and fine art, and introduces artists from other media to kiln glass. Her glasswork has won several prestigious awards and is held internationally...

James Minson is a third-generation glassworker. His grandparents, who were scientific glassblowers in London, established the Minson Scientific Company in Sydney, Australia. Minson has degrees from the Sydney College of Art and Tama University in Tokyo, where he studied on a research scholarship...

Dan Mirer

Dan Mirer began his education at age 16, attending the Rochester Institute of Technology (AAS). He continued to study glass at Alfred University (BFA) and the Pukeberg School of Design, Sweden. A resident of Corning, N.Y., Mirer has been an independent designer/maker since 2004. He creates a range...

Klaus Moje

Klaus Moje was the founding director of the glass workshop at the Canberra School of Art. He received his master's certificate from Rheinbach and Hadamar, Germany. In 1997, he was honored by UrbanGlass for his innovations in glassworking. His work is exhibited in many public and private collections...

James Mongrain

James Mongrain was introduced to glass at Moorhead State University in Minnesota, and later studied glassblowing at Massachusetts College of Art and the Appalachian Center for Crafts. He has worked with Jim Dine, Kiki Smith, Jeff Koons, Robert Wilson, and Walter Lieberman. In 1997, Mongrain opened...

Jessi Moore - Photo by Chris Walters

From the moment Jessi Moore took her first terrifying and exhilarating gather of glass, she was hooked on the material and its endless possibilities for artistic expression. Moore has been honing her craft since 2001. Her work and studies led her beyond her home state of Washington to schools and...

Mary Mullaney and Ralph Mossman of Heron Glass

Mary Mullaney and Ralph Mossman are a husband/wife team making glass together since 1985. Beads have become a part of their artistic repertoire as a result of a lifelong love of beads, and as a natural extension of some of their other blown work involving complex glass cane. Mossman started his...

Nick Mount (Photo by Pippy Mount)

Nick Mount is one of Australia’s most accomplished and celebrated studio glass artists. Approaching his fifth decade working in the field, he has been at the forefront of innovation and achievement since the early 1970s. Mount’s earliest and most enduring influences include the US West Coast glass...

Joy Munshower

Artist Joy Munshower spent most of her early career as a professional sculptor making and selling her bronze wildlife sculptures. Then, after 20 years in the construction and interior design industry, Munshower rediscovered her passion for wildlife. But rather than using bronze, she became...

Tobias Møhl (Photo by Joachim Ladefoged)

Danish-born Tobias Møhl began his glassblowing career as an apprentice and became a master glassblower while with Holmegaard in Denmark. He has worked as an independent artist for more than 20 years. Møhl has taken master classes with Lino Tagliapietra and Checco Ongaro at Pilchuck Glass School and...

Andrew Najarian

Andrew Najarian received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Southern Illinois University. While in school he had the unique opportunity to study at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland. He then received a residency at the Appalachian Craft Center, in Smithville, Tennessee. In...

Margaret Neher

Fascinated by nature’s endless variety of shapes and color, yet frustrated by their ephemeral nature, Margaret Neher turned to glass. “I’m drawn to the challenge of working to capture a complex, ever-changing living thing in an unchanging form.” Neher uses flameworking to translate the fragile...

Gerry Newcomb works with kiln-cast glass, forming large architectural panels, wall murals, sculptures, light fixtures and tables. These pieces invite people to explore them from many perspectives, with both their eyes and their hands. They play with light to produce colors and shapes and they speak...

Catharine Newell (Photo by Cary Newell)

Catharine Newell, recognized for her distinctive figurative work using glass powders, exhibits her unique approach to kiln working internationally. An ardent educator, Newell’s teaching history includes Master classes at Pilchuck Glass School, North Lands Glass and Corning, as well as venues across...

Jo Newman graduated from West Surrey College of Art & Design in 1985 and after spending a short time working in a small glass studio in Stroud, began a career in Higher Education. She now works full time in her studio at the Ruskin Glass Centre in Stourbridge where she makes her own work and...

Pavel Novak

Pavel Novak was born in the Czech Republic. There, he trained as a cold worker and was employed at the Glass School in Novy Bor, where he taught cold working techniques. Novak immigrated to the United States in 2000, and currently lives and works in New Jersey where he makes his line of jewelry and...

Petr Novotny

Petr Novotny studied glass manufacturing and glass technology at Apprentice Glass Centre and Secondary Industrial School in Novy Bor, and works for world-class artists and designers, including Renè Roubicek, Dale Chihuly, Marvin Lipofsky, Edward Leibovitz, and Willem Heesen. He teaches at the Glass...

James Nowak began working with oils and pastels at the age of 6 and progressed to ceramics in high school. While studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington, he also taught ceramics at a local community center.; He completed his BMSE degree in 1981 and began working for the U.S...

Joel O'Dorisio

Joel O'Dorisio's work concentrates on traditional blown glasswork and cast sculptural glass. He explores the world through a combination of video and sculpture. He earned his BFA from Ohio State University, and went on to earn an MFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He...

Nikki O'Neill

Nikki O’Neill has been working with glass for over 30 years and currently uses kiln-forming techniques to create sculptures and vessels from glass powder and from recycled float glass. O’Neill found her passion for art and working with glass while earning her Ph.D. in biology. Since retiring as a...

Tina Oldknow

Tina Oldknow was the Museum's curator of modern glass from 2000-2014, and the senior curator of modern and contemporary glass from 2014 until her retirement in September 2015. During this time, she was responsible for all curatorial aspects of the glass collections dating from 1900 to the present...

Alyssa Oxley

Alyssa Oxley has been working with kiln-formed and cast glass for about 16 years. She has experience in commercial art, interior and graphic design and despite her paying jobs, has always maintained an active, independent fine art studio of her own. Her current work in glass is strongly driven by...

Miles Parker "Going Big in TX" (Photo by Aaron Verity)

Miles Parker is a self-taught glass artist from Ithaca, New York. He has been experimenting with glass in a variety of ways since 1997. Some of the techniques he has experimented with include fusing and slumping in the kiln, stained glass, both leaded and copper foil, as well as some furnace work....

Roger Parramore has been working with glass since he was 10 years old. His early experience with a home-built furnace led to formal training as a scientific glassblower. Parramore’s current work reflects his fascination with the form and romance of traditional Italian glassware. His work has been...

Richard Parrish Photo by Rab Cummings

Richard Parrish operates a studio for kiln-glass in Bozeman, Mont., and teaches kiln-forming classes around the world. His glasswork includes speculative work, functional objects, architectural installations, and design elements. Parrish was awarded best artist in his category at the Western...

Kit Paulson

Through her attention to detail, Kit Paulson creates intricate designs that often draw upon themes of perception and what influences our perspective. Using borosilicate glass, her work ranges from wearable objects such as crowns and goggles to decorative pieces such as candle holders and miniature...

Ronald Pennell is recognized as one of the U.K.’s leading glass engravers, having worked in this medium since the late '70s. His work is also much admired in the Czech Republic where in 1981, he was made Honorary Professor at the Academy of Arts in Prague. Pennell learned the art of engraving gems...

Davide Penso

Davide Penso grew up working in a studio on Murano. In 1992, he opened his atelier and began his journey with glass. Penso designs and creates with a contemporary and innovative style. His work has been exhibited internationally in Tokyo Gallery, Saint Mark’s Civic Museums Correr, Fortuny, and the...

Sibylle Peretti

The world Sibylle Peretti creates for the children in her pieces is mysterious, blithe and pretty, and underscores their presence. “The children in my work impart a mystery around them,” said Peretti, “I think they may carry answers to our big questions, such as what makes us human." Her works...

Matthew Day Perez Photo by Kate Nixon

Matthew Day Perez earned a master’s of fine arts from the Rhode Island School of Design. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to complete research at the Australian National University. This research culminated in two successful solo shows in 2012. He has lectured at Sydney College of the Arts,...

Jayne Persico

Jayne Persico has been a designer and innovator in glass for more than 25 years, as well as a teacher for more than a decade. She has created a kiln-formed bracelet technique, trademarked a glass embossing system, and developed precision tools to support her processes. Persico has worked with...

Joe Peters

An avid SCUBA diver, Joe Peters has been heavily influenced by marine life and the natural world. He specializes in sculptures that are colorful and playful, exploring life from bees to aliens. On his own and through collaborative engagements, he continues to create pieces for glass enthusiasts...

Marc Petrovic

Marc Petrovic has been a full-time studio artist since 1991. He works primarily with glass and strives to make content driven work that stresses the idea at its core. Petrovic states, “My pieces revolve around ideas that both intrigue and befuddle me. The work serves as a way to contain and...

Kenny Pieper

Kenny Pieper devotes his expertise to the tradition of Italian glass. Pieper began his work at Penland School of Crafts and returned there after receiving his BFA from California College of Art and Design and working 16 years in the San Francisco Bay area. His focus is glass vessels and sculpture...

Trevor Pierce

Trevor Pierce is an artist from the hills of Alfred, New York, who produces three-dimensional work. In 2012, he received his BFA from Alfred University, receiving dean’s list honors and an art on campus award. He is currently building his own studio.

A glassblower for 25 years, Brett Pierce has worked in both the scientific and artistic arenas. He was employed as a scientific glassblower at Eastman Kodak in Rochester, New York. He has taught flameworking both locally and nationally, and he has taught at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass...

Born in Durban, South Africa, Mike Plane moved with his family to Australia, then to rural Pennsylvania a few years later. He began experimenting with glass in 1994, while he was working as a chef in Vermont. In 1998, Plane began an 18-month apprenticeship with Gallagher, learning off-hand glass...

Susan Plum is a studio artist residing in Berkeley, Calif. She has taught workshops at the Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Crafts, and UrbanGlass, as well as at The Studio at The Corning Museum of Glass. Plum is fascinated by the way ancient culture exists side by side with the modern...

Jeremy Popelka

Jeremy Popelka has been working with glass for more than 30 years and calls Sturgeon Bay, Wis., on the Door Peninsula, home, along with his partner and wife, artist Stephanie Trenchard. Popelka has navigated his education in the glass field, with some of the luminaries in the field, including Dale...

Stephen Rolfe Powell received his BA in painting and ceramics at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. Between 1980 and 1983, he attended Louisiana State University where he earned a MFA in Ceramics. It was during this time that Powell had his first experience with hot glass and it has since become...

Angus Powers, Associate Professor of Glass, is currently the Glass Area Head at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Powers attended the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University where he earned his BFA; he received his Masters of Fine Art from the Tyler School...

Josh Powers has been flameworking glass for several years. He has worked as a flameworker for The Studio and owned World Glass, a glass supply shop in Corning, New York.

Pike Powers studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she earned a BFA in 1981 and went on to complete an MFA at Yale University School of Art in 1987. Powers received numerous awards and fellowships, including the prestigious Prix de Rome in 1988 and an award in painting from...

Lynda Pownall-Carlson’s studies have taken her to the University of Mexico in Mexico City, Nazareth College in Rochester, and The Studio. She and Kurt Carlson run Carlson Glassworks together, with a focus on hot sculpted heads that are sandblasted and painted with enamels, in addition to glass...

Janusz Poźniak

Janusz Poźniak has been blowing glass for more than 28 years, working with some of the best artists and glassblowers in the world. He has worked closely with Dante Marioni for many years, and shares a studio with him in Seattle. For almost two decades, he has taught at many of the schools in...

Sally Prasch's works have been exhibited nationally. She started working in glass at age 13 with Lloyd Moore, as a part-time apprentice at the University of Nebraska and later as a glassblowing instructor for the City of Lincoln Recreation Department. She earned a BFA from the University of Kansas...

Manny Quinones has been blowing glass for more than 20 years. He has owned a glass studio and worked for other glass artists in Corning, New York.

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...

Josh Ries

Josh Ries strives to bring balance between traditional glassblowing techniques and a contemporary setting. With his master’s degree in history with a focus on modern and contemporary glass, and more than 15 years of glassmaking experience, Ries brings a unique perspective to his practice....

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

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, Rinaldo 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...

Phil Rogerson

Phil Rogerson began flameworking in 2008, when he accompanied his wife, Lisa, to a glass beadmaking class at The Studio. An engineer by profession and artist by avocation, Rogerson was drawn to hot glass first as a material, and then by its creative potential. Working primarily in soft glass, he...

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....

Nick Russo

Growing up in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania, Nick Russo was amazed by fire and would indulge any opportunity to play with it. Discovering hot glass in college ignited a life-long pursuit. Russo has worked throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Nevada, assisting various glass artists and studying technique....

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...

Mare Saare - Preparing for acid etching at the Eisch Factory, Frauenau (Photo credit Klaus Bock)

Mare Saare is the head of the department of glass at Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn, Estonia. Saare studied at Estonian Academy of Arts, Bornholm Glass School in Denmark, The Royal College of Art, and was an Artist-in-Residence at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass in 2000. She teaches...

Tomo Sakai

Tomo Sakai graduated from Tama Art University in Tokyo, Japan, with a specialization in glass. Sakai studied glass engraving and coldworking in the Czech Republic, where she met her husband, glass designer Eric Cruze. They moved to the United States in 2009, and now have a studio in Massachusetts....

Jodi Salerno received her BFA in glass from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and is currently a resident in the glass department at the Worcester Center for Crafts. She has instructed hot and cold glass at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at the Simple Syrup Glass Studio, in...

Hugh Salkind

Hugh Salkind, owner of Hugh Glass Studio, followed the traditional path to artistry by apprenticing under the American master Bob Snodgrass, and has been blowing glass since 1990. Salkind specializes in borosilicate glass art and jewelry made in a Venetian style, often referred to as off-mandrel,...

Mark Salsbury

Mark Salsbury is currently the director of the kiln-working department at Third Degree Glass Factory in St. Louis, Mo. While earning his MFA at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, he became interested in kiln-formed glass. His work has been featured in the New Glass Review (29 and 32...

Salt

Salt began his flameworking career in 2001 in his hometown of Austin, Texas. Over the last eight years, he has spent his time pioneering, developing, and refining a sculptural approach to flameworking making that which has become commonly known as the "Salt style." Salt’s works have been featured...

Davide Salvadore

Davide Salvadore is from a family of Venetian glassworkers. In 1987, he and two partners founded the studio Campagnol e Salvadore, where he works as a glass master. Salvadore is also a founding member of Centro Studio Vetro, in Murano, a nonprofit association that aims to promote the culture and...

Nathan Sandberg creates glass panes that are full of movement and repeated patterns that gently guide the viewer’s eyes through the work. He currently runs his own studio out of his home in Portland, Oregon, where he works with kiln cast glass as well as other art materials. “Our world is complex...

Emilio Santini

Emilio Santini was born in Murano, Italy, into a family with 600 years of glassblowing tradition. He currently resides in Williamsburg, Va. He has recently begun to combine his flameworking talent with furnace blown and cast work. He has taught extensively in this country's major glass schools and...

Lucia Santini

Lucia Santini was born in Murano to a family that has been making glass for 600 years. She learned to paint on glass from her mother and grandmother, and began her career as a glassmaker in the workshops of Murano. She now lives in Venice, and enjoys collaborating with flameworker Lucio Bubacco and...

Jaroslav Šára

After receiving a degree in glass engraving from the Glass School in Kamenický Šenov and the Glass College in Nový Bor, Czech Republic, Jaroslav Šára continued his studies at the Faculty of Art and Design, University of Jan Evangelista Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem - Field of Applied Art - Natural...

Mashahiro Sasaki

Tensei, a Japanese concept similar to metamorphosis or reincarnation, is at the center of Mashahiro Sasaki’s work. He is fascinated by the collaboration of artist and glass properties to create organic shapes out of an inorganic material. “After sand is transformed into glass under extreme...

Chuck Savoie

Chuck Savoie is recognized for his unique take on Venetian-style goblet making, his bronze and glass sculptural work, and his glass chemistry. Savoie studied ceramic engineering while doing his graduate studies and received his MFA at the University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana. He has lectured...

Nadine Saylor (Photo credit Stephen Vest)

Nadine Saylor’s work has been exhibited in the Riley Gallery, Neusole Glassworks, Morgan Contemporary Glass, and SOFA Chicago. Saylor has spent more than 10 years teaching at a variety of glass programs and schools, including The Studio, Bowling Green State University, and Penland School of Crafts...

Anthony Schafermeyer has been a professional glass artist for more than two decades. He holds a BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology and has taught at Pilchuck Glass School, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, Pittsburgh Glass Center, and The Studio of The...

Michael Scheiner is a critically-acclaimed sculptor working in Central Falls, R.I. He has received numerous grants for his work, including those from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, and the Ford Foundation. Scheiner is an accomplished glassblower who has...

Jan Schindler

Born in Turnov in the Czech Republic, Jan Schindler began his artistic career in glass in 1992. After graduating with a degree in engraved glass from the High School of Applied Arts for Glassmaking in Železný Brod, he gained work experience with the best engravers in the field. He has since...

Edward Schmid has been working with hot glass since 1984. He earned his BFA in glass from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1987, and his MFA in glass from Ohio State University in 1990. Since 1993, he has been working collaboratively with his wife, Elena Enos, on projects involving...

David Schnuckel (Photo by Chenyang Mu)

David Schnuckel is an artist, writer, and educator who currently lives and works in Rochester, New York. Schnuckel has earned degrees from Anderson University (BA in Fine Arts, 2003) and the Rochester Institute of Technology (MFA, 2010). His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally,...

Dan Schreiber

Dan Schreiber has been a professional glass artist for the past 15 years. He is a graduate of Columbus College of Art and Design and has studied with Davide Salvadore and Drew Smith. Schreiber has a studio in Columbus, Ohio, and has taught extensively at Glass Axis and Franklin Park Conservatory....

Michael Schunke

Michael Schunke founded his first company, Nine Iron Studios, in 1998. He has taught at many institutions, including the Toyama City Institute of Glass Art in Japan, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and Penland School of Crafts. His work is widely exhibited, and is in museum collections...

Eiljah Schwartz

Elijah Schwartz is from a family of glassblowers and artisans. He has displayed and published his work since he was 15, and has mastered a variety of techniques during the past 20 years.

Powell Scott

Powell Scott is a glass artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Always fascinated with glass, he got his first taste of the medium about 15 years ago at Urban Glass and has been hooked ever since. Time spent at both Urban Glass and in Corning has allowed him to be able to study with glass...

Harry Seaman

Harry Seaman is facility manager at The Studio, where he regularly teaches beginning and advanced glassblowing courses. He received his BFA from Alfred University. Seaman works mainly with furnace-blown and cast glass, which is then cold-worked.

Matteo Seguso

Matteo Seguso inherited a love for engraving from his father, Master Bruno Seguso. Starting in the Seguso & Linzi workshop created by his father and Paolo Linzi, he dedicated himself to engraving, then continued to learn from professionals such as his uncle Mario Seguso and friend Vittorio...

Stephanie Sersich (Photo credit Tom Eichler)

Stephanie Sersich has been making her own glass beads, which are the focal point of her jewelry designs, for more than 15 years. For inspiration, she draws on varied sources, including textiles, ancient art, and the natural world. Her unique approach to beadmaking and contemporary jewelry design...

Tony Serviente

Tony Serviente has been working with glass for more than 30 years, and teaching glass techniques to students of all ages for more than 25 years. He has built stained glass windows and lamps, and created vases, dishes, bowls, and sculpture using kiln forming techniques. His work is currently sold...

Katie Severance

While an intern at Princeton University, Katie Severance worked with scientific glassblower Mick Souza. There, she fabricated target cells for high-powered lasers while working with specialty glasses such as aluminosilicate, GE180, and quartz. In 2010, Severance joined Chemglass Life Sciences,...

Kathleen Sheard with an Alaskan Arctic Fox (Photo by Laurel Adams)

Kathleen Sheard’s passion is combining glassmaking and wildlife into art. Her work has been shown in the New London Fine Arts Festival, Montana Professional Artists Association, among others. She has taught at a variety of glassmaking programs, including The Studio, the Artist’s Studio, and C3...

Carl Siglin

After 25 years working construction, Carl Siglin came to glassblowing as a hobby before making it a second career. He prefers single color transparent glass, creating simple forms with simple processes, but is constantly honing new techniques—such as cane work and incalmo—to include in his practice...

Pino Signoretto

Pino Signoretto is a sculptor who manipulates glass with rare strength and skill. He was trained by the glass master Alfredo Barbini, and he is now considered to be a master himself. He is a portraitist and a nature lover. Since 1978, Signoretto has operated his own studio, and he is a very popular...

Treg Silkwood earned his BFA from Alfred University, and studied at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague and at Illinois State University. He worked as a master gaffer for the Henry Ford Museum and for The Corning Museum of Glass Hot Glass Roadshow. He has demonstrated and taught glassblowing at...

Lee Silveri (Photo Credit Isis Jimenez)

Lee Silveri is a flameworker who first started working with glass in 1998. He pursued knowledge of proper techniques at the torch by studying with various renowned artists in glass schools across the United States. Currently, Silveri maintains his studio just outside of New York City. He is a...

Lorin Silverman

Lorin Silverman is a NYC glass artist who started working with glass in his early teens.  He received his BFA in Glass from Alfred University and has studied with Italian maestros Dino Rossin, Pino Signoretto, and the late Elio Quarisa.  He is a frequent instructor at The Corning Museum of Glass. ...

Erica Simon

Erica Simon is a glassmaker from Factoryville, Pa. A 2011 graduate of Keystone College, Simon earned her BA in visual art, concentrating in glass, painting, bookbinding and digital photography. Currently residing in Corning, New York, Simon is an employee of The Studio, working as a Make Your Own...

Josh Simpson

From his studio in the hills of western Massachusetts, Josh Simpson has been fascinated with glass for more than 45 years. An artist whose work has been shown in group and solo exhibitions around the world, his name is synonymous with the beautifully crafted planets he produces. Simpson’s work and...

Steve Sizelove

Steve Sizelove flameworks borosilicate glass in his home studio in Richmond, Ind. He has studied at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and under notable glass artists such as Paul Stankard, Robert Mickelsen, and Italian master Lucio Bubacco. His works have been shown at the Museum of Art...

Raven Skyriver - International Museum of Glass Residency 2012 (Photo Credit Ken Emily)

Raven Skyriver started blowing glass in high school. His mentor, Lark Dalton, taught him the basics of traditional Venetian glass, as well as how to build equipment. With this knowledge, Skyriver built his studio. Soon thereafter, he had the opportunity to work with Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen, and...

Eli Smith

Eli Smith began working in glass through classes at The Studio in 2003. In 2007, he began blowing glass full time at the Hot Glass Show and teaching at The Studio.

Aric Snee

Aric Snee has worked glass in studio, academic, and factory environments, and sees a rich connection in all of these experiences. After studying glassworking at Salisbury University in Salisbury, Md., and the Canberra School of Art in Australia, Snee worked in several private studios in Brooklyn, N...

Kalli Snodgrass

Kalli Snodgrass graduated from Keystone College with a bachelor’s degree in sculpture. She has been working at the Make Your Own Glass workshop since 2011, teaching classes, and assisting artists. Snodgrass also creates her own blown glass work.

Vanessa Somers

Vanessa Somers (d. 2015) was a British artist who lived in Rome and Marrakech. Somers trained with Professor Odoardo Anselmi of the Vatican Studio of Mosaics. Much of her work was commissioned, and she enjoyed collaborating with architects. She took a fresh approach to this ancient art form, but...

Pablo Soto

Pablo Soto lives and works in Penland, N.C., where he has a studio with his wife Cristina Cordova. He first fell in love with glass at age 5 watching Lino Tagliapietra work. He earned his BFA in glass from Alfred University (New York) in 2001. Later, he apprenticed in Ben Moore's studio in Seattle...

Jeffrey Spencer has the distinction of being one of the few people to have apprenticed directly under flameworking pioneer John Burton. Spencer participated in the borosilicate coloring experiments at Pepperdine University in the early 1970s that led to many of the formulas used to create the...

Daniel Spitzer

Daniel Spitzer began working with glass in 1986 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In 1989 he was invited to join the crew at Dale Chihuly’s studio in Seattle, Wash. During his decade with Chihuly, he worked on several large-scale installation projects including the Lobby at Bellagio and...

Paul J. Stankard (Photo Credit Lauren Garcia)

Paul J. Stankard is an internationally acclaimed artist and pioneer in the studio glass movement. He is considered a living master in the art of the paperweight, and his work is represented in more than 60 museums around the world. He is a Fellow of the American Craft Council and a recipient of the...

Chris Steffens has been living an idyllic life as a glassblower in Seattle, Wash., since 1990. While working in a number of high-volume production environments, he has been involved in glassblowing instruction since 1994. Steffens has a position at James Nowak Glass, Inc., and owns his own boutique...

Jeffrey Stenbom

Jeffrey Stenbom sees his art as a form of escapism. Shaped by his experiences in the military, Stenbom uses his art as a medium for interpreting his thoughts and memories. He studied sculpture during college in Minnesota and Wisconsin, but joined the U.S. Army one week after September 11, 2001....

Lisabeth Sterling studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, University of Minnesota, and Pilchuck Glass School. Her work is in permanent collections including the Wheaton Museum of American Glass, the American Interfaith Institute, and numerous private collections. Sterling's intricate...

Ethan Stern

Ethan Stern has established himself as a major upcoming artist in contemporary glass sculpture. He studied ceramics at the TAFE Institute in Brisbane, Australia, later transitioning from ceramics to glass while enrolled at Alfred University in New York. He currently owns a studio in Seattle, Wash...

Rob Stern

Over his 28 year career in glass, Rob Stern has risen to the top of the field. From 1990-95 he trained at John Lewis Glass factory in Oakland, Calif., and has advanced degrees from San Francisco State University and the University of Miami. Stern has traveled, lived, and studied extensively in...

Denise Stillwaggon Leone

Denise Stillwaggon Leone studied art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She designs and fabricates architectural art glass commissions for site-specific installations, and has participated in numerous private and public art competitions. Her work can be found in public spaces of...

A lampworker, Will Stokes has taught throughout the United States, New Zealand, and Canada. His work has been featured in such periodicals as Ornament, Bead and Button, and Lapidary Journal. He taught beginning flameworking at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass.

Helen Stokes is a leading exponent of cast glass. Her work is remarkable for its finely-tuned detail and exquisite texture, yet the sculptural forms are strong and dynamic. Stokes lives in Melbourne, Australia, and has worked with glass since 1978. She earned a post-graduate Diploma of Ceramic...

Wayne Strattman

Wayne Strattman received his Ph.D. from the University of Sunderland (UK) for his many years of work researching, writing, and making sculpture with neon and other forms of lighted glass sculpture. Strattman’s background degree in engineering coupled with his work as a researcher, teacher, and...

Loren Stump

Loren Stump, a Sacramento, Calif., native, began his career more than 35 years ago as a stained glass artist. He is now a self-taught flameworker, tool and technique developer, and teacher, known for such innovative techniques as the manipulation of two-dimensional murrine slices into three-...

Boyd Sugiki

Boyd Sugiki has presented solo shows at Traver Gallery in Seattle, The Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, and in the Museum of Northwest Arts Benaroya Glass Gallery. His work is included in many collections, including the Honolulu Academy of Art; the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts in...

April Surgent (Photo credit Ethan Stern)

April Surgent started working with glass in 1997, in Seattle, Wash. She studied at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, earning her BFA with honors, in 2004. She moved back to Seattle in 2005 and set up a cold-working glass studio with artist, Ethan Stern. Since 2003, Surgent...

Nancy Sutcliffe

When an idea hits, Nancy Sutcliffe draws it to help her visualize it better. She is fascinated how precise detailing can influence the art form. Engraving is Sutcliffe’s way of giving her ideas a more realistic and 3-D representation. She also gilds the engravings with silver or gold leaf, if the...

Sayaka Suzuki

Sayaka Suzuki, who is originally from Japan, received her master’s of fine art from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She is currently a full-time adjunct faculty member at VCU in the Department of Craft and Material Studies. She has also taught at The Studio, UrbanGlass, and the Pittsburgh...

Cherishing her personal experiences and the feelings associated with them, Erika Tada creates artwork through the use of objects that play key roles in commemorating her memories. She primarily focuses on the techniques of pâte de verre and casting in this process. In 2001, Vetro Magazine...

Lino Tagliapietra

Lino Tagliapietra is recognized the world over as a master of traditional techniques, a teacher who has shaped the world of contemporary glass, and an artist who creates sculptures renowned for their complexity, elegance, and visual poetry. Tagliapietra, who is a Fellow of the Museum, has played a...

Debbie Tarsitano

Debbie Tarsitano is a pioneer, innovator and designer in the field of art glass since 1976. Her passions lie in creating work that goes beyond traditional glass, building a bridge to the greater world of art. A formally trained painter, Tarsitano bridges this gap by creating works in glass that...

Chris Taylor was born in Tehran, Iran, and lived in eight different countries on five continents before he was 20. His work is a product of these experiences; he exploits the friction generated within a material and process that is a product of convention, tradition and history. He earned a BFA...

Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor work is represented in such international collections as the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, The Corning Museum of Glass, and the Museum für Kunsthandwerk (Germany). He has received awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fulbright-Haynes...

Delores Taylor - Photo Credit Roger Schreiber

Delores Taylor has been a glassmaker for more than 30 years. She has studied a variety of techniques with numerous teachers worldwide, and specializes in pâte de verre sculptures. Her teaching and lecturing has brought her across the United states, China, and Great Britain. She was awarded...

Joanne Teasdale

Joanne Teasdale is a multimedia artist who explores the human condition and flows between photography, oil painting, and fused glass. She bases her practice on the knowledge that, “An energy circulates between the three mediums that I use, and they influence each other. When I work with the camera...

Leo Tecosky

Leo Tecosky creates sculpture and installation using traditional glassblowing and neon-bending techniques, and screen printing, as well as using found and constructed elements. Recently, he has taken printmaking to a more sculptural level by allowing for a collage of 3-D glass imagery. With a BA...

Roger Thomas

Roger Thomas began to work with stained glass in California in 1973, and a decade later, he turned to fusing. In 1988, he moved his studio to Portland, Ore., where he continues to experiment with fused glass as a pictorial medium and to develop methods of dealing with what he calls “the fused glass...

Kimberly Thomas

Flameworker Kimberly Thomas has a penchant for the imperfect, the dilapidated, and the objectionable. Her sculptural work depicts the sometimes-grotesque flaws and idiosyncrasies that make us unique—glass teeth hang as pendants, vessels that look like severed fingers, and small bottles that sport...

Cappy Thompson

Cappy Thompson has been painting glass since 1976. She started her career as a stained glass painter and became internationally recognized for her reverse-painted narratives on glass using the grisaille (or gray-tonal) painting technique.  Her works have been shown and collected...

A lifelong love of glass brought Nancy Tobey to beadmaking in 1996, and today she is a full-time artist and teacher. She creates depth and luminosity in her beads through complex layering of powders and frit, as well as the application of oxidations and reduction techniques. While Tobey is known...

Cesare Toffolo

Cesare Toffolo was born in Venice in 1961 and comes from a family of well-known master glassmakers in Murano. At the age of 14, he started working in his father’s studio where he learned the fundamentals of lampworking. With his inventive spirit and his own avant-garde technique, Toffolo creates...

Cynthia Toops is a full-time artist and jeweler who has been working with polymer clay since the 1980s. She is currently working with glass micromosaics, especially with glass threads which she pulls herself. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the United States, and is...

Gianni Toso

Gianni Toso is descended from a long and distinguished line of Muranese glassblowers. A renowned maestro in Venice during the 1960s and 1970s, he was one of the first to share his immense knowledge of glassmaking. In addition to being a celebrated virtuoso of lampworked sculpture, he has...

Milon Townsend

Milon Townsend has been working with glass for more than 35 years, in flameworking, cold working, and kiln casting. He is the author of numerous books, videos, and articles on glass, art, and marketing. He frequently presents at workshops, classes, and conferences and his work is represented in...

Victor Trabucco

Victor Trabucco began working with glass in 1974 after seeing a flameworker make a sculpture. He knew this was what he wanted to do for his life’s work. Trabucco says that, “Glass is the ultimate challenge; it has properties of no other material and offers the artist possibilities that are...

Pamina Traylor earned her MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology and her BA from Bryn Mawr College. She has lectured and demonstrated around the world including Australia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Turkey and has taught workshops at the Glass Furnace, Istanbul, Haystack Mountain School of...

Stephanie Trenchard (Photo by Jeremy Popelka)

Stephanie Trenchard works out of the Wisconsin studio that she shares with husband, Jeremy Popelka. An oil painter as well as a glass artist, Trenchard holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting from Illinois State University. She works primarily with cast glass sculptures, providing...

Heather Trimlett

Heather Trimlett has been creating flameworked objects full time since 1992 in El Cajon, Calif. She designs colorful and illustrious glass beads, marbles, buttons, and jewelry which have been featured in many beadmaking publications. Trimlett shows her work in numerous galleries across the United...

Matt Tyner (Photo by Julie Delaney)

Matt Tyner is a glass artist based in the mountains of Western North Carolina. He began blowing glass in 2006 with his wife, and has been working professionally in the field ever since. He is driven by the passion to discover and pioneer glass techniques and has a breadth of knowledge regarding...

Jeremy Unterman

Jeremy Unterman began working with glass in 1999. He earned a BFA from the Tyler School of Art, and is currently a member of the technical team at The Studio.

Matthew Urban

Matthew Urban attended the Philadelphia College of Art and Design, where he studied industrial design and glass. After completing his BFA, he worked at the Tyler School of Art, and the Philadelphia College of Art and Design. Urban has been a production assistant for Michael Schunke at Nine Iron...

Emma Varga (Photo by Rhoda Baer)

Emma Varga has created a diverse body of sculptural work using her complex and laborious multiple-layer technique. Her creative process is a highly focused, but incredibly calming, game in which she “plays” with thousands of tiny glass elements that are strategically assembled with precision, to...

Aaron Verity

Aaron Verity was born and raised in Brooktondale, New York. He was given the opportunity to learn flameworking in 1998, and he instantly fell in love with the medium. Ever since, Verity has worked from a home studio, teaching himself new techniques and honing his craft. He has played with all...

Wilhelm Vernim

Wilhelm Vernim was trained as a glass engraver and designer at Zwiesel Glass Skills College in Germany, and continued his training as a Master in Glass Engraving at Zwiesel. He also studied painting with Tom Buechner, and engraving with Jiři Harcuba, and kiln casting with Max Jaquard. He has taught...

Mauro Vianello

Living in Murano has made it easy for Mauro Vianello to fall in love with sea creatures. He is inspired by the range and variety of colors of the very creatures found in the sea. He aims to recreate the vibrancy of those colors in glass and, like many others, is inspired by the work of Rudolf and...

Jen Violette

Jen Violette has been working with molten glass for 27 years and is a full-time glass and mixed media artist based in Wilmington, Vermont. She is known for her colorful, garden-inspired glass sculptures which often incorporate metal and wood. Violette is passionate about recreating plant structures...

Utilizing digital 3-D computer modeling and printing technology in tandem with glassblowing and casting processes, Norwood Viviano creates work depicting population shifts tied to the dynamic between industry and community. “My material choices are meant to demonstrate the fragility of populations...

Katie Volk

Katie Volk began working with glass in late 2009 at Salem Community College in New Jersey, where she earned her associates degree in Scientific Glass Technology. She went on to work at a viscometer company based out of Pennsylvania. After two years, she decided to make a move to Corning in pursuit...

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

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...

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.

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,...

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.

Yoko Yagi

Yoko Yagi became intrigued with kilnformed glass after seeing the work of Klaus Moje. She attended a workshop with Moje in 1998, and later served as his interpreter and assistant in Japan. Obsessed with creating pattern, she began working with murrine, a traditional Venetian glassmaking...

Loretta H. Yang is the pioneering artist behind contemporary Chinese liuli glass. She has devoted her life to the art of liuli for close to three decades and, in the process, has revived the ancient Chinese technique of pâte de verre lost wax casting and instigated the...

Harumi Yukutake earned her BFA from Tama Art University in Tokyo, Japan, and her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, R.I. She is currently on the faculty of Toyama City Institute of Glass Art in Toyama, Japan. Yukutake served on the board of directors of the Glass Art Society...

Lisa Zerkowitz (Photo by Russell Johnson)

Seattle-based artist Lisa Zerkowitz’s early works were based on childhood memories, creating what she describes as “landscapes through the eyes of a child.” Later series have been inspired by nature and combine her background in printmaking with her passion for glass. Zerkowitz has taught at glass...

Jen Zitkov

Jen Zitkov is a graduate of Bowling Green State University where she earned a BFA in glass and jewelry. She works primarily at the torch, creating glass beads that are used in jewelry.