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William began working with glass in January of 2007 while attending Emporia State University in Kansas. His art work pursues an interest in traditional techniques while trying to create a relationship with the viewer through narrative forms and concepts.
I have been working in glass since 2013. I enjoy being a maker with this strange yet incredible material. I’m currently focusing on constructing goblets with the intent of achieving a deeper understanding of form and proportion.
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.
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.
I've been working with glass since 2007 and I've been at the Pittsburgh Glass Center since 2013. I have a BFA from Alfred University in glass and ceramics, and I currently teach workshops and classes at PGC. I make mostly functional blown glass work but I love working on commissions and helping people bring an idea to life.
Blaine Steiner is a recent BS and BFA graduate of hot glass at Salisbury University and is currently a tech apprentice at the Pittsburgh Glass Center. Having lived a transient life style all over the country and abroad, she is drawn to the idea of making public art that leaves a permanent stamp on many of the places she has been. Blaine creates large scale, multimedia sculptures that showcase the benefits of combining materials to create dynamic relationships within a sculpture.