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State of Glass

There are more master glass artists in Seattle than anywhere else in North America. In this series, watch how Seattle and the Northwest have each been the muse for glass blowers and neon glass benders, and why this region of the country is inspiring the future of the craft.

State of Glass | Series Trailer

State of Glass

There are more master glass artists in Seattle than anywhere else in North America. In this series, watch how Seattle and the Northwest have each been the muse for glass blowers and neon glass benders, and why this region of the country is inspiring the future of the craft.

Debora Moore

State of Glass

Contemporary glass artist Debora Moore learned her craft at two of Seattle’s most iconic art and glass blowing schools, Pratt Fine Arts Center and Pilchuck Glass School. But it’s the lush, natural surroundings of the Northwest that have fueled her creativity. In this episode of State of Glass, Debora shares her creative journey and how the shapes and textures of Northwest flora inspire her work.

Dan Friday

State of Glass

Glass artist Dan Friday is a Native of the Lummi Nation in the Pacific Northwest. Over his 25-year career in the field, he has worked alongside master glass artists including Dale Chihuly, Preston Singletary, and Paul Marioni. Deeply connected to his Native American roots, Dan’s art is inspired by both the teachings of his tribe and his Seattle surroundings. Watch him share how he’s bringing his ancestry forward through his art and how glass helps him see the world in a new way in this episode of State of Glass.

Dylan Neuwirth

State of Glass

Western Neon set up shop in Seattle over 25 years ago. Since its inception, it has been a studio, gallery, custom sign business, and Seattle mainstay powered by creativity. Today, it is one of the most renowned neon studios in the country. In this episode of State of Glass, Dylan Neuwirth, contemporary artist and executive director of Western Neon’s School for Glass, shares what makes neon such a fascinating and inspiring medium, and why Seattle presents the perfect backdrop for the art form to thrive.

State of Glass | Bonus Content: On Debora Moore

State of Glass

Contemporary glass artist Debora Moore learned her craft at two of Seattle’s most iconic art and glass blowing schools, Pratt Fine Arts Center and Pilchuck Glass School. Hear Michelle Bufano, General Manager of Chihuly Garden and Glass share what makes Debora and her work so special. Debora’s recent work is currently on display in Arboria at the Tacoma Art Museum.

State of Glass | Bonus Content: On Dan Friday

State of Glass

Over his 25-year career in the field, Dan Friday has worked alongside master glass artists including Dale Chihuly, Preston Singletary, and Paul Marioni. Hear industry leaders talk about how his work reflects the Pacific Northwest and serves as an inspiration for others in the region.

State of Glass | Bonus Content: Learning

State of Glass

Seattle’s glass movement is founded upon learning and collaboration rather than commercial glassblowing.

State of Glass | Bonus Content: Community

State of Glass

There are more master glass artists in Seattle than anywhere else in North America. And it’s the spirit of collaboration between them that makes the community so special.

State of Glass | Bonus Content: Epicenter of Glass

State of Glass

Some of today’s master glass artists including Cappy Thompson and Dante Marioni share why Seattle and the Pacific Northwest has become the epicenter of glass.

State of Glass | Bonus Content: Why Seattle

State of Glass

As a creative capitol, Seattle is inspiring the future of glass art.
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State of Glass | Series Trailer

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Debora Moore

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Dan Friday

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Dylan Neuwirth

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State of Glass | Bonus Content: On Debora Moore

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State of Glass | Bonus Content: On Dan Friday

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State of Glass | Bonus Content: Learning

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State of Glass | Bonus Content: Community

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State of Glass | Bonus Content: Epicenter of Glass

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State of Glass | Bonus Content: Why Seattle

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