I was first introduced to glass blowing in 1981 while attending the Pilchuck Glass School. I was instantly hooked, and have been involved with blown glass since. In 1985 I received a BFA in Glass from the California College of Arts and Crafts. In 1987 I started working for Dale Chihuly on his glass blowing team, during this time I was able to work with some of the best glass artists in the world. In 1997 I built my own studio on Vashon Island, WA. While glass has been my focus it is not the only material I work in. I have continually done art work outside the confines of the glass furnace, on these projects I like to work with non traditional and recycled materials.

Picture 018  WIGGLE STAND SERIES:Since 1989 I have been working on a series of handblown glass hats. My hat series is shown in fine craft galleries nationally. Hats offer me an opportunity to explore the challenges of glass blowing and our relationship with everyday objects in a new light.

001_1_41  TIN CAN SERIES: I cut up small pieces of beer and pop cans and nail them to plywood to create an image. The pop and beer cans provide an amazing pallet to create colors, texture and depth with.


ric 77o  FOREVER IN GLASS: For the past 15 years my studio has marketed a glass handprint kit. We are able to send our kit to customers nationally, the customer makes an impression of a hand or foot in the enclosed mold material returns the mold to us and we make a glass tile of the mold.

strands  RECYCLED SERIES: Surrounded by an overwhelming amount of recycled glass bottles and jars I developed a series for the home and garden made entirely  from recycled materials.

BrianBrennoBlownGlass4  GARDEN ART: Handblown glass flowers, trellis, and windchimes

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