James Blake graduated from Boston College with a bachelor in studio art focusing on drawing, painting and ceramics and a minor in education. He has worked with middle and high school students in Brighton, MA, and exhibited at The McMullen Museum of Art in Boston, MA. He has also attended intensive glass classes at The Pilchuck Glass School in the summer of 2011. James is a kilnforming and drawing instructor at GlassRoots.
Dan Bertelli graduated from Montclair State University with a Bachelors Degree in Art Education and a Master in Studio Art concentrating in Sculpture. Dan has over 10 years of flame working experience and an Art education background with over 8 years of teaching art at the High School level. Dan is a bead making instructor at Glassroots.Kate Dowd
Kate graduated from Carnegie Mellon University School of Art with a bachelor in art. She has exhibited at The Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh), The Frame Gallery (Pittsburgh), City WithOut Walls (Newark, NJ) and The Shore Institute of The Contemporary Arts (Long Branch, NJ). Kate has completed intensive courses at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, NY, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, ME and Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA. Kate is also the assistant program director at GlassRoots.
Jennifer fell in love with glass while working for Momo Glassworks in western Massachusetts. She was captured by hot glass at a hotshop in the woods of Putney Vermont under the guidance of Robert Burch. She has studied glassblowing at Brooklyn Glass, NY, The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY, and Haystack Mountaint School of Crafts in Deer Isle, ME.
Jason graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a bachelor of fine art . While in school he worked at the Punahou School and assisted professional glass artists throughout Hawaii. Jason continued his education at the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA, and The Studio of the Corning Museum Glass in Corning, NY. He received his master in fine arts from Alfred University in New York, where he taught as an Adjunct Professor in the Glass Department. Currently, he teaches in the art department at Hudson County Community College. Jason is the lead glassblowing artist/instructor at GlassRoots.