Jaime Guerrero Artist Bio

Started working in glass in 1997 at the College of Arts in Oakland, CA.

Jaime Guerrero was born in 1974 in Los Angeles California.  He is a rising artist recognized for his unique use of color and his versatility in both sculpture and craft. He began his glass career at California College of Art and Crafts in 1994, where he focused on technique, honing his ability, in order to convey his ideas through three dimensional glass sculptures.

Jaime has studied with Masters such as Checco Ongaro, Pino Signoretto, and Ben Moore. He has attended Pilchuck school of glass and was nominated for the Corning Award. Jaime has been a featured artist in the Mastercraft show at Gumps in San Francisco for five consecutive years. In 2006 and 2012, he received the Saxe Fellowship Award through the Bay Area Glass Institute for Outstanding Artistic Achievement. Also in 2012 he received the People’s Choice award for his glass sculpture “Charros y sus Caballos”.

Jaime Guerrero is currently producing glass sculptures that speak about “progeny.” He is exploring how it relates to the present, modernizing ancient ideas with contemporary symbols. A lot of his current work embodies a juxtaposition of both the ancient and modern. Some of his current sculptures are Glass Glyphs in which Jaime uses a conglomeration of symbols and iconographies to tell a narrative. “The hieroglyph becomes a metaphor in which I can explore language, symbols, and their contextual significance, which are both empirical and derivative.”

Guido Gerlitz Artist Bio

Started working in glass in 1991 at the Virginia Commonwealth University.  He has been working in California for 17 years.

Guido received his BFA in Glass & Ceramics from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1993 and MFA in Glass from California College of the Arts in 2004. He has international glassblowing experience, working in Venezuela at ICET and on Murano for Vetreria Pino Signoretto. He has worked as a gaffer for Oben Abright, Union Street Glass Inc., Nikolas Weinstein Studios, Cohn- Stone Studios, Pilchuck Glass School, and as an independent contract gaffer for special projects. He served as the Executive Director of Public Glass in San Francisco for two years. Currently, he is the cofounder and President of ‘Effetto’ Glassworks in Richmond, CA.

“Contiguous Form” red with black
Guido Gurlitz
Blown and sculpted furnace glass

“Glass Oyster”
Guido Gurlitz
tempered glass, sculpted furnace glass, industrial C-clamps


Andreas Lehmann Artist Bio

Started working in glass since 1976 in Germany.  Worked in glass in California for 30 years.

Andreas Lehmann, owner of Lehmann Glass Studio, has been traditionally trained to produce cut-crystal in Germany from 1976 to 1980. Andreas attended the Hadamar Glass School in Germany and graduated in 1977 with a Journeyman Certificate in Cut Glass. In 1981 he came to California at the invitation of Marvin Lipofsky to work at CCAC. In 1981, he met Thomas Tisch, an Austrian trained glass cutter, and they started a partnership at the Prieto Studios in Oakland. Their partnership ended in 1989 when Tisch moved to Corning, NY. Andreas kept working in the Prieto studio. After moving to the United States in 1981, he started producing wheel-cut glass panels of exceptional quality.

The Restoration World took notice and Lehmann Glass Studio was commissioned to reproduce complex historic panels. From among the many notable others, some of Lehmann Glass Studio’s projects include the University of Notre Dame, the historic Governor’s Mansion in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the historic Governor’s Mansion in Sacramento, California and the Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colorado. The Studio has also been asked to create and reproduce brilliant-cut globes for historic gas chandeliers, as well as traditional Venetian cut-glass mirrors. Cynthia Lehmann, glass artist and book designer, met Andreas in 1991 and they have been partners in glass working ever since.

Susan Longini Artist Bio

Started working in glass in 1975 in Colorado, and has been working in California for 31 years.

Susan J. Longini has been involved in the glass world for over 3 decades as studio artist, educator and administrator.

Longini received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in sculpture from the University of Michigan and did postgraduate work at San Jose State University and California College of the Arts under Marvin Lipofsky. She also attended the Pilchuck School in Washington for two summers and has studied under Paul Marioni, Barbara Vassen, Elbinus Elskus, and Narcissus Quagliata.

From 1986 to 2003 she was Adjunct Professor and head of the Glass Program at Ohlone College in Fremont. In 2002 with Mary B. White, she co-chaired the California Glass Exchange, a 4-day conference for glass artists and university art students from all of California.

As Executive Director of the Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI), 2002-2004, Longini headed the buildout of the BAGI studio, including the hot shop, gift shop, gallery, and flameworking studio. During this time BAGI developed classes, lectures and demonstrations, master workshops, docent tours, mentorship and apprenticeship programs and gallery shows.

As an artist working in glass, Longini has exhibited throughout the United States. Her work is in public and private collections in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. She is a frequent lecturer, guest curator and juror.

In addition to her career as a studio artist, she is President of the Glass Alliance of Northern California (GLANC), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to further education and appreciation of glass art. GLANC sponsors educational tours, lectures and shows relating to glass, publishes a quarterly newsletter and hosts a website with a comprehensive glass calendar of events. She served on the City of Fremont Art Review Board from 2000 to 2010, in charge of awarding artists grants for Art in Public Places projects.

“Amphorae Grande Crosshatch Spring Cobalt Pair”
Susan Longini
Pate de verre with reservoir-cast bases
Each 35” x 17” x 8”

“Amphora Grande Carnivale”
Susan Longini
Pate de verre with reservoir-cast base
35” x 17” x 8”

David Ruth Artist Bio

Started working in glass in 1970 in Berkeley, California.

David Ruth casts glass in his studio in East Oakland, making large-scale blocks and panels.  He was a student of Marvin Lipofsky at CCA and has traveled, taught and exhibited widely.  His current project is developing work from a National Science Foundation grant to take texture molds off glacier ice and stone in Antarctica.  He also makes architectural and environmental sculpture and is an expert in the casting of borosilicate, or Pyrex-type glasses.

David Ruth
Cast, fusedg lass, stainless gteel

Llght Marker Series
David Ruth
Cast, polished Pyrex’type glass (borosilicate), stainless steel
Tallest: l0-feet