My career as a glass artist began unexpectedly, yet has evolved as a function of my personality. Glass has become my primary voice, my way of communicating experience, and my creative focus. I love what I do.The true value of the glass craft continues to reveal itself as an occupation worthy of a lifetime of study. After graduating from the studio art program at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, and apprenticing a handful of very talented individuals, three partners and I successfully built and operated the Central Coast Glass Artists’ Studio (C.C.G.A.S.). I currently reside in the Pacific Northwest, where I continue to study new methods of coloration, patterning, and form, including everything from vessel-ware and assembled sculpture to installation and custom design.
November 2010 Visiting Artist, Alfred University
2005-present Firehouse Glass, Vancouver, WA
2002-2005 Central Coast Glass Artists’ Studio, Atascadero, CA, founding member
Sept. 2002 Advanced Venetian Technique with Elio Quarisa
1999-2002 Phoenix Studios, Harmony, CA; apprentice to Carl Radke
1995-2002 Cal Poly State University, SLO, CA; B.S. Studio Art w/George Jercich/Michael Miller
1994-present Seaview Art Glass, apprentice to Fred Cresswell
SELECT GALLERIES, EXHIBITIONS AND SHOWS
SOFA Chicago, Trade show, represented by Wexler Gallery (PA), Chicago, IL, Nov. 2012
Creel and Gow, NY, NY
40 Under 40: Craft Futures, Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Jul. 20, 2012- Feb. 3, 2013.
Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, “Wild Nature”, Group show, May-June 2012.
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, “Transference”, w/Ethan Rose, Feb. 4-May 13, 2012.
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award nominee, 2011
San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design, “Transference”, w/Ethan Rose, Nov.12, 2010-Jan.9 2011.
Lotte Hotel Lobby, Moscow, Russia
Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland OR, “Transference”, Glass/Sound Installation w/Ethan Rose, Nov. 19 2009-Jan. 9 2010
Goldbug Gallery, Pasadena, CA
Church Boutique and Showroom, Los Angeles, CA, 2009
Elements Glass, Portland, OR, “Studio Artist Invitational” Nov.-Dec. 2009
Splendorporium, Portland, OR, w/Elliot Wall, Sept.-Oct. 2009
Museum of Outdoor Art, Englewood, CO, “Cabinets of Curiosity”. Oct 2009-March 2010
Glazen Huis, Lommel, Belgium, “Anima Mundi- the Hidden Alchemy of Glass” May-Aug. 2009
Kittrell/Riffkind Gallery, Dallas, TX
Twist, Portland, OR
The Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR, “Emergent Forms” group show, June 5-July 31
Manette Gallery, Portland, OR, June 2008, October 2007
The American Craft Council Retail Show, Baltimore, MD, Searchlight Artist, Feburary 22-24, 2008
North Bank Gallery, Vancouver, WA, July 6-28, 2007
Guardino Gallery, Portland, OR, w/Smith Eliot, May, 2007
Bergdorf Goodman, NY, NY, Holiday windows, Oct. 22-Nov., 2006
Neiman Marcus, Dallas, 2006
Contemporary Craft Museum Gallery, Portland, OR; 2006-present
Busacca Gallery, San Francisco, CA; 2006
Michelle O’Connor Gallery@ Blue Studio, San Francisco, CA; “A.S.A.P.”, 2006
Harry Winston Diamonds, NY, NY; Holiday windows, Nov.-Dec., 2005
Barney’s NY; D.L. & Co., “Momento Mori,” Oct.-Nov., 2005
Barney’s NY; D.L. & Co., “Swing Shop,” Apr.-May, 2005
Michelangelo Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Santa Cruz, CA, May, 2005
Steynberg Gallery, SLO, CA; 2005
L.H. Selman Ltd., The Glass Gallery II, Santa Cruz, CA; 2004
Michelle O’Connor Gallery@ Blue Studio, San Francisco, CA; “Arcane”, 2004
Paxton Gate, San Francisco, CA; 2004-present
“In Suspension,” Cal Poly, SLO, CA; May, 2002
Pence Gallery, Davis, CA; “The Fine Art of California Craft,” 2001
Seaview Art Glass, Cazadero, CA; 1994-present
New Glass Review 32, The Corning Museum of Glass, p.38, 2011
MAKE Magazine, “Made on Earth”, p.22 , Apr/May 2011
Wired UK Magazine, Tech-Culture, p.59, July 2010
American Craft Magazine, Product Placement, p. 12, Apr/May 2010
LUXE Magazine, “Style Makers”, Pac. NW issue, p. 115, Spring 2010
FRAME Magazine, “Heart of Glass”, By Amara Holstein, P. 218, Mar/Apr. 2010
UrbanGlass Art Quarterly, Review by Victoria Josslin, p. 44, Spring 2010
The Oregonian, “Pushing the Concept of Craft Deep Into the Imagination”, p.B1, Nov. 30, 2009
Portland Mercury, “Transference” review, p.38. Nov. 26, 2009
New Glass/Neues Glas, “Anima Mundi” review, May 2009
New Glass Review 30, The Corning Museum of Glass, p. 36, 2009
Oregon Art Beat, featured artist, OR Public Broadcasting, November 2008
CONTEMPORARY GLASS, Black Dog Publishing, p. 70-71, Fall 2008
Spin-off Magazine, “As the Whorl Spins”, p. 14, Summer 2008
UrbanGlass Art Quarterly, Review by Richard Speer, p.61, Winter 2007-08
LUXE Mgazine, Chicago, p. 177, Fall 2007
Willamate Week, Vol. 3 Is. 2 p. 57, Review: “Heart of Glass”, May 2007.
ELLE magazine, Elle Shops, p.166, 170, Dec 2006.
House and Garden Magazine, “Gothic Splendor,” p. 152-159, Nov 2006.
LUXE Magazine, Colorado, Spotlight, p. 35, Fall, 2006.
W Magazine, “Mr. Little’s Big Break,” p. 120, Oct. 2005.
Departures Magazine, “Perfect Little Things,” Sept 2005.