Resume

EDUCATION

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York
School of American Crafts
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Glass and Glass Sculpture
Graduated: May 2010

WORK EXPERIENCE

September 2012 – Present
Hot Glass Alley, LLC
Glass Artist

September 2012 – Present
Goggle Works Glass, Reading, PA
Glass Artist

September 2012 – December 2012
Vandermark Merritt Glass Studio, Somerville, NJ
Artist, provided lessons, assisted in shop

June 2010 – August 2012
Flame Run Hot Glass Studio and Gallery, Louisville, KY
Resident Artist
Gallery artist, assistant gaffer, demonstrations, provided lessons; assisted in shop and gallery, and equipment maintenance

May 2010
Kent State University – Visiting Artist Workshop (2 weeks)
Technical Assistant to Professor Robin Cass

Fall 2006 – May 2010
RIT School of American Crafts Hot Shop
Teaching Assistant to RIT graduate students and RIT Professor Robin Cass

Summers 2006 – 2010
Flame Run Hot Glass Studio and Gallery, Louisville, KY
Internship: Assistant gaffer, equipment maintenance, stocking, demonstrations, assisted in shop and gallery

Summers 2003 – 2006
Belle Meade Hot Glass, Belle Meade, NJ
Employee and Apprentice: Worked in production, polishing, sand blasting, building wooden molds, metal craft, booth set-up and display, sales and shipping, some glassblowing.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING / WORKSHOPS

Duncan McClellan Hot Glass
School Project Residency Scholarship
Artist in Residence, May 2015
St. Petersburg, FL

The Studio at Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
Lino Tagliapietra, Guest Instructor, Murano, Italy
Luke Jacomb, Guest Instructor, Auckland, NZ
Pamina Taylor and Eddie Bernard, Resident Artists
Vittorio Costantini, Guest Instructor, Murano, Italy
Davide Salvadore, Guest Instructor, Murano, Italy (murrine)

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
James Vella, New Orleans, LA
Kenny Pieper, Burnsville, NC (goblets)

Vandermark Merritt Glass Studio, Somerville, NJ
Doug Merritt

Flame Run Hot Glass Studio and Gallery, Louisville, KY
Ben Edols, Australia (asymmetrical blown forms )
Brook White

Belle Meade Hot Glass, Belle Meade, NJ
Bob Kuster, Kyle Bekkerus

Glassworks Foundation, Louisville, KY
Brook White

COLLECTIONS

Memorial in honor of Ms. Phyllis McGinnis
Permanent Installation
Basking Ridge Public Library 2016
Basking Ridge, NJ

Charlotte, NC Chamber of Commerce
Economic Growth Recognition
Economic Development Champion 2016
Carolina Panthers
Charlotte, NC

Major General Charles Frank Bolden, Jr.
12th Administrator, NASA
Presented to Major Bolden,  RIT 2015 Commencement Speaker

Dr. Joseph J. McGowan
President
Bellarmine University
Louisville, KY

Bill Nye “The Science Guy”
Rochester Institute of Technology
Presented to Bill Nye, RIT 2011 Commencement Speaker

Dr. William Destler
President
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Kathleen and Peter Palmer
Gallery Owner and Collectors
Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery, Bernardsville, NJ

Pat and John Kamperschroer
Private Collectors
East Wenatchee, WA

EXHIBITIONS/GALLERIES

June, 2016 – August, 2016
“Techniques and Traditions”
One Man Exhibit
Studio 7 Gallery
Bernardsville, NJ

June 2015
Duncan McClellan Glass School Project Residency Scholarship
Artist in Residence Exhibition
“Engraalmo”
St. Petersburg, FL

June 2014
Guest Artist
Hot Sand Glassblowing Studio on the Jersey Shore
Asbury Park, New Jersey

November 2013
Guest Artist
Bucks County Community College
Department of the Arts
Glass Arts
3D Arts: Sculpture & Glassblowing studios
Newtown, PA

September 2012- Present
Goggle Works Gallery
Reading, PA

October 2013
“Art on Fire Encore”
Hot Glass Demonstration
With: Nicolas Emeric, Miles Van Rennselaer, Cody Nicely and Doug Merritt
Sponsored By Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery
Hosted By Vandermark Merritt
New Jersey

April 2013
“Art on Fire”
Hot Glass Demonstration
With: Nicolas Emeric, Miles Van Rennselaer and Doug Merritt
Sponsored By Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery
Hosted By Vandermark Merritt
New Jersey

April – October 2013
“Art on FIRE”
Glass Exhibit
Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery
Bernardsville, NJ

September – October 2012
“Colorific”
Art Upstairs Gallery
Mayo Performing Arts Center
Morristown, New Jersey

June 2012
“Celebrating 50 Years of Studio Glass in America”
Hot Glass Demonstration
Rahman Anderson, Cody Nicely, Miles Van Rensselaer and Doug Merritt
Sponsored By Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery
Hosted By Vandermark Merritt
New Jersey

May 2011
“Fire & Ice”
Hot Glass Demonstration
With: Barry Entner, Cody Nicely, Miles Van Rensselaer and Doug Merritt
Sponsored By Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery
Hosted By Vandermark Merritt
New Jersey

October 2010
“Passion for Glass”
Hot Glass Demonstration
With: Cody Nicely, Todd Koenig, Miles Van Rensselaer and Doug Merritt
Sponsored By Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery
Hosted By Vandermark Merritt
New Jersey

May 2010, and 2012
“Mansion in May”
Designer Show House
Morristown, NJ

November 2006 – Present
“Hot Glass”
Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery
Permanent Exhibit
Featured Artist 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013
Bernardsville, NJ

October 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011
Mountain Art Show (Juried),
St. John on the Mountain
Bernardsville, NJ

October 2009
“Under The Sea”
Flame Run
Louisville, Kentucky

September 2007
“Life’s a Beach”
Mayo Performing Arts Center
Morristown, New Jersey

September 2005
“Hot Glass”
Bernardsville, Public Library
Bernardsville, NJ

AWARDS

September 2013
Emerging Artist Merit Award for 2014
Buyer’s Market of American Crafts
The Rosen Group, Inc.

October 2011
Honorable Mention
Mountain Art Show, St. John on the Mountain (Juried)

June 2010
RIT Dean’s Gallery – Honors Exhibit
“Perseverance”

October 2006, 2007
Award of Excellence
Mountain Art Show, St. John on the Mountain (Juried)

PRESS

2016
“Techniques and Traditions” Video
YouTube
Ed English, Videographer
July 18, 2016

2015
“Illness no barrier for glass artist”
Tampa Bay Times, Tampa FL
Lauren Hensley, Times Correspondent
June 25, 2015

2013
“Bernardsville Journey into Glassware and Paintings”
MyCentralJersey.com
Ralph Bellantoni Special to NJ Press Media
April 16, 2013

2007
“Future is bright for young glass artist”
Recorder Community Newspapers; Out and About, Bernardsville, NJ
November 29, 2007, p 8

2005
“Bernards High teen is a real ‘glass’ act”
The Bernardsville News, Bernardsville, NJ
December 22, 2005, p1 and 8