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Featured Artist Opening Reception: Brad Smith

North Carolina Glass Center
Event organized by North Carolina Glass Center

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Come view a new collection of Brad Smith's work.

Brad Smith began blowing glass at age 13 at Bucks Rock visual and performing arts camp in New Milford, CT. Brad was exposed to a variety of mediums including ceramics, photography, metal working and wood working, but the exposure to glassblowing there had the most impact. From then he was determined to be a glassblower. After high school, Brad moved to Rindge, NH to attend Franklin Pierce College where he studied glassblowing and ceramics. After two years of study at Franklin Pierce College, Brad was offered the opportunity to work with master glassblower Peter Greenwood. After his two-year apprenticeship, Brad moved to Smithville, TN. He studied for the next 5 years at the Appalachian Center for Craft under Curtiss Brock. In April 2012, Brad completed his study with the culmination of his senior exhibition at the craft center gallery. In 2012, Brad moved to Santa Fe, NM to pursue glass full time. He chose Santa Fe for its vibrant gallery scene, and small but close knit community of glass artists. In Brad built a home studio for grinding and polishing glass objects, and continued blowing glass in a local public access studio. In 2016, Brad relocated to Asheville, NC to continue to work professionally in an area renowned for its long tradition of craft. Brad works a staff glass blower at the North Carolina Glass Center in Asheville, in addition to operating his own business, Brad Smith Studios.

Refreshment and merriment provided by NCGC.

Show duration:
April 4th - May 30th