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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...