Glass Artists featured in our gallery

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Nic McGuire

Nic McGuire is a modern glass artist living in San Diego, CA.  An Encinitas native, he began his glass studies at Palomar College and went on to receive his Bachelor’s degree from U.C.S.D.  Best known as a hot glass sculptor who hand forms molten glass into contemporary art.  His glass work incorporates complex sculpture techniques with modern forms and unique color palettes to produce the current series of artwork.  The intricate patterns and skillfully crafted forms of glass and metal make each piece of art a unique one-of-a-kind sculpture. Nic enjoys spending his time making high quality original glass sculptures to share the beauty of life with others.

Taryn Jayne

I find myself consumed by glassblowing for reasons other than its beautiful visual qualities. As a glass artist I am challenged to control and coax this molten material with every tool but my hands. For over a decade hot glass has continued to humble me, yet it is the most addictive medium I've ever gotten my hands on.


The skills learnt in the shop become life skills. They are lessons in commitment. Unlike other materials glass does not allow the artist to take a step back, put it aside and come back to it. Glass necessitates quick thinking and immediate action. It's an adrenaline rush.  

 

I love the challenge of manipulating the material, but I also find beauty in the physical process- becoming a human lathe. Constant rotation of the pipe and shaping of the glass require absolute finesse.

Website: Taryn_Jayne_Glass.com

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Mad Art Studio

Shaded by palm trees ands cooled by ocean breezes, the glassblowing studio of Rina Fehrensen and Michael Maddy is situated in north county San Diego.  There, in front of 2000 degree furnaces they create their colorful artowrk.  Their vases, sculptures and other fantastic glasswork is characterized by it's bright vibrant colors, intricate designs, whimsical patterns, and classic shapes and forms.

Paul Counts

"I have affection for art. I create with glass. This statement is proven by his massive dark vessels encased by beautiful details of colorful murrini and long pieces of twisted cane. "


Paul Counts’ passion for glass started when he was introduced to glassblowing in 1978. Counts observed a master glassblower at work and decided right then that he wanted to pursue a professional career in glassblowing. Counts studied under Prof. Dick Marquis and Prof. Lino Taliapiatra at the Haystack School of Crafts summer workshop from 1990 into 1991. Counts then became a production glassblower in several California studios from 1984 to 1985 honing his skills. He currently resides in San Marcos, California where he has a studio.

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Nao Yamamoto

Nao Yamamoto was born in Japan, has spent a decade building her artistic practice in the United States, and was most recently featured on Season 2 of the Netflix series 'Blown Away'. 

 

She received her Masters of Fine Arts in studio art and design from California State University, San Bernardino in 2014, and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tama Art University, in Tokyo in 2011, specializing in glass art. 

Nao creates artwork inspired by the simple beauty of glass and nature, to celebrate the power of life.

 

IG: @naoymmt

Cedric Mitchell

Cedric Major Mitchell, Los Angeles based glass artist from Oklahoma who honed his skills while attending Tulsa Community College studying business. Learning about the glass art-form as an emerging local hip-hop artist while recording in the music studio, he immediately enrolled as an elective. As a student, he quickly transitioned into an apprentice and instructor at The Tulsa Glassblowing School.

Inspired by an eccentric mix of Graffiti Art, Pop Culture, Mid-Century Modern, and Memphis Design. Cedric creates work that ranges from functional to decorative art, combining simplicity in design with bold colors to craft hand-blown vessels with a purpose.

Website: ​cedricmitchelldesign.com

IG @cedricmitchelldesign

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Isaac Feuerman

Originally from Los Angeles, Isaac Feuerman is an Everett Washington based glass artist who uses the patterned symmetry of nature as the fundamental architecture for his work. Pursuing the interplay of space and design, his sculpted and hand blown objects are a mixture of modern and traditional Venetian glassmaking techniques.

His garden sculpture incorporates bold colors and organic forms, working in tandem to create visually stunning compositions that illuminate their surroundings.

Isaac has studied at various glass institutes, including Penland School of Craft and Corning Museum of Glass.  He was a visiting artist at Columbus College of Art in Ohio and a Resident Artist at STARworks, South Carolina in 2018.

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Paul Counts

"I have affection for art. I create with glass. This statement is proven by his massive dark vessels encased by beautiful details of colorful murrini and long pieces of twisted cane. "


Paul Counts’ passion for glass started when he was introduced to glassblowing in 1978. Counts observed a master glassblower at work and decided right then that he wanted to pursue a professional career in glassblowing. Counts studied under Prof. Dick Marquis and Prof. Lino Taliapiatra at the Haystack School of Crafts summer workshop from 1990 into 1991. Counts then became a production glassblower in several California studios from 1984 to 1985 honing his skills. He currently resides in San Marcos, California where he has a studio.

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Steven Ciezki

Steven Ciezki grew up in Calumet City, Illinois. He started drawing in 1995 at the age of seven. This talent helped him discover glass as a sculptural material in college. Steven graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Illinois State University in 2012. Two years later, he received a residency at the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass to experiment with complex techniques in the hotshop. This resulted in solo exhibitions in Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH. After moving to Arizona, teaching opportunities informed the creation of a new glassblowing technique book. Steven published “Life on the Rails” in May of 2017. He has been invited as an artist and teacher to studios in Belgium, Turkey, and Japan and was the first international artist to receive the Art Group Creative Fellowship at Canberra Glassworks in Australia. Steven currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona where he is a practicing glass artist, author, and illustrator.