Jeremy Cline Artist Bio

Started working in glass in 1987. 

Jeremy Cline’s glasswork reflects his love for the medium, his fine craftsmanship and an ongoing endeavor to better his working processes. He started working with glass in 1987 at Santa Monica College, then furthered his education at the California College of Arts and Crafts and Pilchuck Glass School.

In 1991 he apprenticed with Pino Signoretto, Master Glass Artist, in Murano, Italy. This experience was a turning point in Jeremy’s career, whereby he heightened his level of proficiency in Venetian glass techniques and achieved a comprehensive understanding of the Artist-Designer relationship.

After his return from Italy, Jeremy opened his studio, Incline Glass, in 1992. Jeremy’s personal work examines the vessel as an art form, taking cues from the glass itself, as well as from antiquity and contemporary sources.

Besides creating his own unique work, Jeremy uses his facility to produce various pieces for other artists and designers, including custom lampshades for the lighting industry, and work as diverse as Venetian style stemware to solid sculpture to prototypes for industry. Jeremy continues to expand his abilities, techniques and methodology in pursuit of excellence in glass.

Birds of Paradise series
Jeremy Cline

Assorted scavo vases
Jeremy Cline
12″ to 16″ tall


Ron Carlson Artist Bio

Started working in glass in 1988 at Blodgett Glass.

Ron Carlson taught at UC San Diego Crafts Center from 1973 and was Director from 1977-2011. In 1988 he started working with glass at Blodgett Glass with Wally Blodgett. He reopened the glass program in 1996 at UCSD, “Fat Baby Glass Works,” with the help of Thor Bueno. He started the Neon Program at UCSD in 1988, “Grove Gas & Electric Co.”  He has been an active supporter of the glass and neon arts in Southern California.

“I started in 1988 at Blodgett Glass in a program I put together with Buzz’s father Wally. I put together the glass program at UCSD in 1996 with the help of Thor Bueno (CLARIFY)Impressive list, the only other things I can think of are: Wally Blodgett started his glass studio “”Blodgett Glass”” in Lucadia, Ca in 1969 or 70. Buzz would know. Wally was a true pioneer . The program I put together with Wally lasted two years, he had so much work he didn’t have time or space for classes. I started the Neon Program at UCSD in 1988, “”Grove Gas & Electric Co.”” The Glass Blowing program at UCSD that re-opened on campus in 1996 was “”Fat Baby Glas Works”””

Ron Carlson is a member at large of the Art Glass Association of Southern California.

Latchezar Boyadjiev Artist Bio

Started working in glass in the 1980’s.

Latchezar Boyadjiev was born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he attended the Ceramics Department of the Academy of Applied Arts. In 1985 he was admitted to the prestigious Academy of Applied Arts in Prague, Czech Republic (formerly Czechoslovakia). In 1986, just after graduating from the Academy, Latchezar Boyadjiev defected to the United States via Italy. After settling in California, Boyadjiev worked for more than ten years in the field of optical glass, using cold work techniques to create optical glass sculptures. Since there were limits to the size of his objects, he decided to change to cast glass.

Latchezar Boyadjiev

Latchezar Boyadjiev

Cassandria Blackmore Artist Bio

Started working in glass in 1989 in Portland, Oregon.  Started working in glass in California in 2008.

Cassandria Blackmore was born in California in 1968 and spent part of her childhood in Berkeley with her bohemian parents, an English father and her American mother. She grew up on a self sustaining farm in Oregon and learned at a very early age that everything had a process. Creativity was integral to existing. She moved to Seattle in the early 90s and worked for 20 years in the midst of the Seattle Studio Glass Movement before returning to her home state of California.

Blackmore is acclaimed for her unconventional approach to reverse painting. She is widely recognized as a pioneering artist whose work goes beyond the traditional boundaries of glass and into the contemporary realm. She studied at Lewis & Clark College, completed independent studies in Yorkshire, England, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Pacific Northwest College of Art where her thesis was on exploring Eastern and Western perspectives on art. Her work is collected internationally and exhibited in galleries and museums across the country. She is a recipient of the prestigious Hauberg Fellowship for painting on glass. In 2006, she was honored as the Renwick Smithsonian artist of the month.

Blackmore’s recent commissions include a large scale permanent installation for the lobby of the new Waldorf Astoria. Her work is in the public collections of Neiman Marcus, Lexus Corp., Four Seasons, University of Washington, MGM Center, Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse, Pacific Central Bank, The Hilton, Opryland, The Peninsula Hotel, City of Seattle, Washington State Arts Commission, The Yellowstone Private Collection, Deloitte Consulting and more.

“With my work you may, at times, see the painting through the transparent surface while later you might see the reflection of the environment around it thus obscuring the artist’s physical mark. Glass is a chameleon of sorts, an illusionist.”

“Iliovasilema II”
Cassandria Blackmore
Reverse Painted Shattered Glass
2”L x 22”H x 22”W

“Kapnos Nebula III”
Cassandria Blackmore
Reverse Painted Shattered Glass
2”L x 40”H x 56”W




Dean Bensen Artist Bio

Started working in glass in Idaho in 1990.  He as been working in glass in California for 14 years. 

Dean attended The College of Idaho where he graduated with a B.A. in Art in 1990.  He studied glass under John Anderson a graduate of San Jose Sate University and AlfredUniversity.  His fascination in glass soon started a hunger for what he had been missing since his youth, an immersion into the exploration and development of his creative side. Upon receiving his degree he moved to Ketchum/Sun Valley, Idaho where he continued working in glass at a local studio.

In 1997 Dean returned to California to pursue glassblowing as a full-time career. Immersing himself in the Bay Area glass scene, he began working for many local artists.  Slowly he began teaching at places such as, San Jose State University, Palo Alto High School, Corning Glass School, Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI), and Public Glass.  He attended Pilchuck Glass School in Washington on scholarship and has been recognized by local publications for his excellence in creating glass art.  In 2007 Dean was featured on the Hallmark Channel’s morning show called “New Morning with Timberly Whitfield”.  Dean’s work has been juried into many shows and exhibitions, like the San Francisco Airport Museums and exhibits at the Oakland Museum of California and Oakland Airport.  His work is featured nationally and in many private collections.

In 2002 Dean started to develop a body of work that would become the foundation for his ideas based on the existence of the Old Growth Redwood Forest.  Using both clear glass and color, he focused initially on environmental concerns.  As his concepts evolved, Dean’s work grew further investigating the life cycles in nature, their significance, and the interplay between the earth and various species.  The extensive murrine patterns he uses in some of his pieces are the center point of this series.  Each slice of murrine serves to highlight one of nature’s footprints, marking the passage of time and a glimpse of history, the rings of life in a felled tree.

Dean Benson
Hot sculpted blown glass, sandcarved and etched
15″ x 8-3/4″ x 8-1/2″

“Fans of the Forest”
Dean Benson
Hot sculpted glass cane, sandblasted and etched
7-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ x 7-1/2″



Larry Anderson Artist Bio

Started working in glass in the 1960’s.

Larry Anderson studied with Joe Hawley at San Jose City College and went on to study glass and ceramics at SJSU under Herbert Sanders and Dr. Fritz. He was hired to teach at Fresno State University in 1971 by the head of the Art Department, who had seen the SJSU glass program and wanted a program started at Fresno. The Fresno glass studio was completed by 1973 and Anderson ran the program until he retired as Chair of the Art and Design Program in 2004.

Lynne-Rachel Altman Artist Bio

Started working in glass in the 1970s.

Started Blowing glass at SFSU in the Spring of 1979. “Michael Schmidt and Carl taught me how to not drip molten glass on my feet.” John Leighton was the instructor.
Lynne-Rachel Altman is best known for her sculpture and site specific public art. A San Francisco Bay Area native, Altman has mastery over a variety of durable and temporal media including soap, chocolate, paper, sound, concrete, light, and 30 years of experience working with glass. She has a background in installation, design, and considers herself a 709.2 artist, the Dewey Decimal classification for “artists not limited to or chiefly identified with a specific form . ..”

“Empty Head #2 (Rabbi)”
Lynne-Rachel Altman
Kiln fired, crushed (sintered) glass

“That which is held inside”
Lynne-Rachel Altman
Cast glass, goldleaf, plaster, graphite drawing

Oben Abright Artist Bio

Oben Abright was born in 1980 in San Francisco. The son of artists, Oben spent his early years drawing, painting and making clay sculpture. He received a BFA in glass from California College of Arts in 2004. Since 2004, he has shown with Habatat Galleries Chicago, now Echt Gallery, and Imago Galleries Palm Desert. Oben maintains a studio in Oakland, California.

Born: San Francisco, CA, 1980
2004 California College of Arts, BFA, San Francisco, CA

“Can Lady – West Oakland”
Oben Abright
Blow Glass, Oil Paint, Concrete

Warren Warren Artist Bio

Started working in glass in 1985. 

Warren has been Cold Working and Kiln Casting glass since 1985 and it all began in Sacramento California. His education includes four years of study with the Glass Department at the California College of Arts and Crafts (now called California College of the Arts), one semester of study in the Czech Republic, Kiln Casting at Pilchuck Glass School 1989 and Glass Engraving, also at Pilchuck in 1999. Upon leaving CCAC Warren promptly opened his own Cold Working studio, where for 12 years he has offered Cold Working services to dozens of San Francisco Bay Area glass artists. Today Warren teaches Kiln Casting Glass Sculpture and Cold Working at The Crucible, an Industrial Arts School in west Oakland California.  Warren maintains his private studio at The Crucible working full time creating his own kiln cast and engraved art work.

Ann Hollingsworth Artist Bio

Started working in glass in 2000.

Ann Hollingsworth is a working artist in Half Moon Bay, California, Princeton By the Sea, where she makes sculptures in a combination of materials often reclaimed from construction materials. She studied glass making at California College of the Arts from 2000 until 2005, receiving a degree in sculpture. Additional studies were done at Corning Glass Museum, Pilchuck Glass School, KALA Institute as an artist in residence and at American Indian Art Institute in Santa Fe New Mexico. Currently her piece “Nesting” is in the traveling exhibition “Conference of the Birds” a Cynthia Reeves Project. Ann’s work is represented by Visions West Gallery in Bozeman, Montana, and Denver, Colorado, and by Seager Grey Gallery in Mill Valley.

“Deep Within”
Ann Hollingsworth

“Ocean Return”
Ann Hollingsworth