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I started working in stained glass about 30 years ago. After receiving a beautiful pair of earrings, I just wanted to learn how to make stained glass earrings. After making my first suncatcher, I was hooked. I worked primarily in stained glass until I discovered mosaics and then fusing. I have discovered that anything that can be imagined can be made in some form or another in glass!
Drew Kail (Camp Copeland)
Camp Copeland Studio was founded by Alyssa and Drew Kail in 2015, shortly after they returned to the Pittsburgh area from living in Portland, OR for nine years. Their studio Camp Copeland is located in Braddock, PA where Drew and Alyssa design and craft home goods from glass and wool inspired by Mid-century Modernism and Scandinavian design.
Mitchell Kile has a bachelor of fine arts degree in glass from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He is interested in numerous forms and techniques of glass art such as kilnforming, casting, glassblowing, neon, glass lamination, and flameworking. His love for both cold and hot glass techniques has influenced the work he makes, creating his unique style which he strives to continuously change and evolve.
FUSING + CASTING
Ashley McFarland has been working in glass for the past 12 years. She moved to Pittsburgh for the PGC tech apprenticeship in 2009 and has been honing her glassmaking skills ever since. She loves the challenge of repairing broken glass objects and turning non-glass objects into glass through coldworking, casting and hot shop methods.
John Sharvin is from Columbus, OH and has been blowing glass since 2008. He obtained a BFA from the Ohio State University in glass and currently works at the Pittsburgh Glass Center full-time as a studio technician. His interests are blown glass sculpture and installations.
Jeff has been working in glass for ten years in his spare time during his career as a lighting designer and technician in the theater. He enjoys both the flowing, unpredictable nature of glass as well as the quest to guide it into a precise shape. He especially enjoys making work that can be used in the garden or around the house.
As a glass artist, I explore what occurs naturally with the material, harnessing heat and flow to encourage the glass to speak for itself while conveying my vision. Currently, I am torn between two passions, one of Pattern and Chaos, the other an exploration of the Formation of Planet Earth. My endeavors are supported by Pittsburgh Glass Center, home for the past 10 years, where I currently serve as the kilnforming and hospitality coordinator.