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Born in Dayton, Ohio, in 1959, Bandhu Dunham began to teach himself lampwork technique in 1975, while still in high school. Now an internationally respected glass artist, author and teacher, his work is in the permanent collections of numerous museums in the US and abroad, including the Corning Museum of Glass, The Museum of Arts and Design, Museum für Glaskunst (Germany), Niijima Glass Art Center (Japan), and Osaka University of Arts.
I’m BMFT, Brendan Taylor. I started blowing glass in September 2009 in Tucson, AZ. I’ve been very blessed to get to work some very amazing and talented people and it’s driven me to work harder than I ever have at anything. I try to just make things that have never existed before and push the medium of boroscilicate as much as I can, and I want to do it forever.
Buck is a native Oregonian living on the central Oregon coast. Buck can either be found hard at work in his studio or out in the forest gaining inspiration for his next creation. His expression can be seen in every detail of his work. With color, clean shapes, and symmetry he has developed an intricate style of construction. Known for his anatomical skeletons and extreme engineering, his art has been making its way to galleries and collectors across the nation.
Growing up in western Massachusetts I have been surrounded by an environment rich in the arts. After living and scuba diving in areas of Central America, I gained an appreciation for underwater plant and amphibian life. I have tried to integrate these elements into my handblown glasswork by utilizing a technique called torchwork otherwise known as lampworking or flameworking.
I am a Pacific Northwest local, living in Washington state. I have been working glass for 15 years and am stoked to be a part of this cutting edge art community. There are so many different styles of advanced techniques, which is what makes our trade so unique. Most recently I have been working with line work, fillas, lathe work, and crucible techs… striving for clean and technical. I love that I am able to switch up my styles and learn and grow as an artist.
Lacey (LaceFace) St. George was born in Grants Pass, Oregon in 1983. Being a child of the northwest, Lacey was exposed to the blossoming art form of glass and pipemaking from an earily age. Determined from the begining to create things of beauty and be her own boss, Lacey fell in love with glass the moment she began working on the the torch.
Born in 1951 in Fort Belvoir , Virginia and raised in Honolulu , Hawaii. Robert Mickelsen apprenticed with a professional lampworker for two years in the mid-seventies and then sold his own designs at outdoor craft fairs for ten years. In 1987 he took a class from Paul Stankard that opened his eyes to the possibilities of his medium.
Creating these outrageous creatures is, for Salt, a cathartic experience. As an artist Salt infuses the thoughts, emotions and ideas that are relevant to him into his creations, thus exercising his stresses and concerns. At a glance they may seem intimidating or even sinister. However they are actually meant to be companions to the end users and to help those who come in contact with them to relax, gain perspective, and realign their thoughts.
My name is Snic and I have been working with glass since 1997. I’m from Philadelphia but I’ve traveled throughout different cities to study lampworking including The Corning Museum of Glass Studio in New York and the Appalachian Center for Crafts in Tennessee. I’ve also worked in Vermont and Southern California and traveled to countless studios to work with some amazing glass artists. I went to Japan twice to teach and demo at the Borosilicate Art Expo in Tokyo.
Born in New York, Tristan now resides in northern California where he dedicates his life to his work and his family. He’s been blowing glass for 10 years and learned from Shad and Banjo. He draws influence from pop culture, graffiti and other art, skateboarding, snowboarding, and anything that catches his interest. When he isn’t on the torch he enjoys good food, rock climbing and being outside.