Where are they now?
Over 65 emerging glass artists have participated in the Technical Apprentice program at PGC. Many have become staff members and teachers here. Others have taken the experience and skills they received from the apprenticeship and moved on to expand their glass career in other places.
View the artwork of many past tech apprentices in the exhibition “Aspire 2” on view at PGC in 2022.
2018 Fullbright Scholar in Finland
Owner of PetalVision Glass in Pittsburgh, PA
Percy Echols II
Producer of Taming Lighting Podcast in Pittsburgh, PA
Director of Creative Projects at Pittsburgh Glass Center + designer/creator of Pittsburgh Glass Center's line of tableware Penn/Fairmount
2018 Alloy Pittsburgh Resident Artist + 2012 Bullseye Glass Emerge Finalist + Owner of Spring Street Studios in Zelienople, PA
Owner of TaktTime Design in Pittsburgh, PA
Owner of Lexington Glassworks in Asheville, NC
Owner of Salvador Alane in Pittsburgh, PA
Owner of Ghost Pepper Glass in Austin, TX
Owner of Fathom Glass Design
Owner of Duck, Duck Glass in Pittsburgh, PA
Owner of John Sharvin Glass + Finalist on Blown Away Season 3
Owner of SPACAPAN in Pittsburgh, PA
Owner of Samuel Spees Studios in Penland, NC
Elean Yang & Josh Messmer
Owner of Messmer Glass in Pittsburgh, PA